When the Soviet Union collapsed in the late 1980’s, it took just about everybody by surprise. Pundits in the United States said it was proof of the superiority of the capitalist system but people in other parts of the world wondered whether the US could suffer the same fate. Dmitry Orlov believes that the American Dream is about to become a nightmare and he examines the similarities and differences between the US and Soviet Union in his book Reinventing Collapse. He is interviewed by Marianne Barisonek.
S.W. Conser talks with Jacques Boyreau, curator of the SuperTrash Film Festival, about overlooked cinema and Portland's festival culture. Jason Leivian joins the conversation to discuss the gallery show of Supertrash poster art currently at Floating World Comics in downtown Portland.
Scott Forrester presents part 2 of an interview with Dean Larry Velvel of the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover and organizer of the Conference on War Crimes and the law-breaking of the Bush Administration. He discusses war crimes in history and related issues.