WBAI-FM Upcoming Program
Law and Disorder

Mon, Mar 4, 2024 11:00 AM


Our guest Joan Roelofs discusses her new book, “The Trillion Dollar Silencer: Why There is So Little Anti-War Protest in the United States.” She details the absence of widespread resistance while also laying bare the devastation wrought in the United States and abroad by the military-industrial complex.
Much of what Joan Roelofs documents may surprise listeners, including the extent to which the Department of Defense has insinuated itself into the private and public sectors. The DoD provides considerable support to academic institutions and nonprofits, including environmental and charitable organizations such as The Nature Conservancy and Goodwill Industries. Roelofs writes that “the economic impact of the military-industrial complex is a highly effective silencer.”

Joan Roelofs is Professor Emerita of Political Science at Keene State College. She has been an anti-war activist ever since she protested the Korean War.
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