The Militarisation Offensive - with Paul Dixon

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In our opening episode we talk to academic Professor Paul Dixon about his research into the British military’s efforts to militarise society, encroach on democracy and shape public attitudes to war and defence. We look at the ideas behind our joint 2018 ‘Warrior Nation’ report, from which our new podcast takes its name, in an effort to understand exactly how the military has sought to shape its relationship to society.

Join us as we discuss:

  • The ‘militarisation offensive’ post the Iraq and Afghanistan wars
  • Why the military began to encroach on democracy
  • The political character of the British military
  • Militarism of the political Left, Right and Centre
  • How the military exploits soldiers’ deaths with the ‘sacrifice trap’
  • How generals spread a new ‘stab in the back’ theory reminiscent of 1930s Germany
  • The relationship between militarism and recruitment and gathering support for future wars
    Sound and editing mastered by Nate Bethea @HellOfAWay @TrashFuturePod @Lions_Buyer

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