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Frameshift is a podcast that discusses how perspectives affect the world. We explore the development of various viewpoints through history and philosophy, and we dissect current events through the lenses of differing outlooks drawn from politics, the arts and the sciences.
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Ep. 20: War. What Is It Good For? Pt. 1
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When the Iraq War began in 2003, a majority of Americans favored the invasion. Within just a few years, that perception had reversed itself. U.S. President Barack Obama won the 2008 election in part on a platform that advocated for pulling out of Iraq. At the same time, another, less controversial, war was underway in Afghanistan. Obama called that war a “good” war. So what made the Iraq War “bad,” and why didn’t most Americans think that from the start? Today on Frameshift we try to untangle the reasons people have used for going to war, in Iraq and beyond.