Today, (November 6th), Cindy welcomes William Blum, who is an American author, historian, and critic of United States foreign policy. He studied accounting in college. Later he had a low-level computer-related position at the United States Department of State in the mid-1960s. Initially an anti-communist with dreams of becoming a foreign service officer, he said he became disillusioned by the Vietnam War. He now lives in Long Beach, New York. A prolific critic of our militarized world-wide American Empire, William – with his impressive Publications list here for our edification, brings his perceptive intelligence and most sagacious commentary to us here, on our Soapbox. He and Cindy then proceed with the most wonderful discussion!