The Consequences of the War on Terror with Spencer Ackerman

Abdul interviews the author of "Reigh of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump."


The War on Terror has been such a foundational part of the American experience over the past two decades, that it’s like the air we breathe — so ubiquitous as to be almost impossible to fully appreciate in it’s full impact. 

But in his masterful analytic history, “Reign of Terror” journalist Spencer Ackerman does just that — tracing out how the logic of endless war transmogrified through our culture into Donald Trump. 

I wanted to have him on to talk about the origins, the consequences, and the ongoing implications of the War on Terror for our culture, our politics, and our future.