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Appearing on the May 27, 2012 episode of The Progressive Radio News Hour with Stephen Lendman, guest John Kozy declared (at 30:09):

When Hillary Clinton said that she thought that America was still a force for good in the world, I almost puked. I mean, it was never been a force for good in the world.

I know how easy it is to be down on America, especially from within its [k]ozy confines, but to say that it has never been a force for good in the world is something that even self-avowed communist, Slavoj Zizek, wouldn’t agree with, when he said “[c]apitalism is the most productive social order in the history of humanity,” with America being the lead promoter of capitalism since WWII, as opposed to free enterprise, which it was initially built upon and what brought it real prosperity as opposed to the illusory prosperity that will soon become evident as this decade unfolds.

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A caller to The Bob Tuskin Show on Oracle Broadcasting made an excellent point about free enterprise versus capitalism on the November 10, 2011 episode (starting at 1:38:25):

A lot of Americans don’t realize that this country was never a capitalist country; it’s a free enterprise country. Ah, capitalism was thrown around and sold to the public, the same way most Americans are saying, ‘we’re a democracy.’ The United States is not a democracy; it’s a republic. Capitalism is this, another ‘ism’ that was created to eat up the free enterprise and create a monopoly.

The guest, Abby Martin of MediaRoots.org and Project Censored, realized the caller brought up something important, and said she should look into it.

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