Pat Choate used to run TRW’s shop in Washington, DC — until he went out and wrote a book about the pervasive influence of Japan in the lobbying industry in the 1980s. That book was called Agents of Influence and it ought to be resurrected and modified to ask the same questions about the national security lobbying by the Government of Georgia and others today.
I’m hosting Choate — who was the Vice Presidential running mate of Ross Perot for the Reform Party — in 1996 to discuss with folks at the New America Foundation and on line here at The Washington Note his concerns about some of globalization’s darker dimensions. This discussion is part of a new Smart Globalization Initiative that my colleagues have launched with Leo Hindery as chair at the New America Foundation.
Pat Choate’s new book which we will be discussing is Dangerous Business: The Risks of Globalization for America.
This program, titled When Band-Aids No Longer Work: Manic Globalization’s Dark Effects on America’s Middle Class will STREAM LIVE today from 12:15 pm til 1:45 pm EST.
— Steve Clemons