Radio War Nerd, Episode #9 — December 3, 2015

Dateline: Budapest McDonalds… Opium Wars in San Jose (or "stealing one’s mom’s Vicodins") … Trump lies about Civil War battle, angers war pedants … Mercenaries — UAE hires Colombians to fight in Yemen, as mercenaries increasingly become the norm … 21st C political economies make mercenary work sensible … "progress" in Yemen war … [technical difficulties … ] San Bernardino massacre as hybrid of workplace massacre + Islamist "terrorism" … DUNE: 50th anniversary of Frank Herbert’s novel … does it hold up? … Bay Area literary scene in 1965 … Herbert/Vance/Le Guin/Dick vs Updike/Mailer/Pynchon … novel vs David Lynch film . .

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