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Get Booked
George Washington: Just A Dude

Get Booked

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 37:10


Amanda and Jenn discuss war stories, the Cold War, wealthy women, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. Get your question fast-tracked! For listener feedback and questions, as well as a complete list of books discussed in this episode, visit our website. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff talks about the recreation of `company towns' (eg., Kalamazoo, MI) by the richest US capitalists, Biden and the reality of US jobs lost, how and why the US follows UK decline, and rising mass alienation from established political leaders and parties. The second half of the program features a discussion of socialism without Cold War taboos.    

The John Batchelor Show
Cold war defector. Rick Fisher, senior Fellow of the International Assessment and Strategy Center. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 9:09


Photo:  The East German border guard Conrad Schumann jumping the border in 1961.   Cold war defector. Rick Fisher, senior Fellow of the International Assessment and Strategy Center. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1554695/China-rocket-scientist-defects-West-MI6-global-tensions

The Slavic Connexion
NATO and the "Bear in the Woods" with Sergey Radchenko

The Slavic Connexion

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 51:09


Sergey Radchenko, a prolific historian with a multifaceted background and perspective, regales us on many topics from Cold War history to the current sitaution with Russia and Ukraine and Moscow's continued pursuit of legitimacy on the global stage. On a personal note, he shares about his time as an exchange student in Hong Kong and expounds on what it was like living in Mongolia while finishing his PhD with the London School of Economics. Dr. Radchenko questions Russia's continual status as the "Bear in the woods," saying it doesn't have to be this way while providing perspective on NATO's relationship with the USSR. He tackles the topic of sanctions and explains why they are helpful, or at least preferable to war, and if they do, in fact, work. He persuasively argues that Russia is a huge issue that must be taken seriously by the West though not quite through military means. A better US foreign policy towards Russia would include (1) engagement, (2) focus on strategic dialogue, (3) efforts to revive people-to-people contact, and (4) efforts to reopen consular sections, all of which he holds is important for the future of relations between the West and Russia and "for the future of the world." Take a listen! ABOUT THE GUEST https://sais.jhu.edu/sites/default/files/radchenko-600x400_0.png Sergey Radchenko is the Wilson E. Schmidt Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He has written extensively on the Cold War, nuclear history, and on Russian and Chinese foreign and security policies. He has served as a Global Fellow and a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre and as the Zi Jiang Distinguished Professor at East China Normal University (Shanghai). Professor Radchenko's books include Two Suns in the Heavens: the Sino-Soviet Struggle for Supremacy (Wilson Center Press & Stanford UP, 2009) and Unwanted Visionaries: the Soviet Failure in Asia (Oxford UP, 2014). Professor Radchenko is a native of Sakhalin Island, Russia, was educated in the US, Hong Kong, and the UK, where he received his PhD in 2005 (LSE). Before he joined SAIS, Professor Radchenko worked and lived in Mongolia, China, and Wales. PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on January 10th, 2022 via Zoom. CREDITS Associate Producer/Host: Lera Toropin (@earlportion) Associate Producer/Host: Cullan Bendig (@cullanwithana) Assistant Producer: Sergio Glajar Assistant Producer: Misha Simanovskyy Assistant Producer: Zach Johnson Executive Assistant: Katherine Birch Recording, Editing, and Sound Design: Michelle Daniel Music Producer: Charlie Harper (Connect: facebook.com/charlie.harper.1485 Instagram: @charlieharpermusic) www.charlieharpermusic.com (Main Theme by Charlie Harper and additional background music by Charlie Harper, Ketsa, Dlay, ) Executive Producer & Creator: Michelle Daniel (Connect: facebook.com/mdanielgeraci www.msdaniel.com) DISCLAIMER: Texas Podcast Network is brought to you by The University of Texas at Austin. Podcasts are produced by faculty members and staffers at UT Austin who work with University Communications to craft content that adheres to journalistic best practices. The University of Texas at Austin offers these podcasts at no charge. Podcasts appearing on the network and this webpage represent the views of the hosts, not of The University of Texas at Austin. https://files.fireside.fm/file/fireside-uploads/images/9/9a59b135-7876-4254-b600-3839b3aa3ab1/P1EKcswq.png Special Guest: Sergey Radchenko.

Subliminal Jihad
[PREVIEW] #101 - DEMON FORCES, Part 1: History of the Great Liberian Misfortunes

Subliminal Jihad

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 11:23


Dimitri embarks on a multi-episode exploration of sinister US government influence in the affairs of Liberia, the small West African republic settled by emancipated African-American slaves in the 1800s. PART 1: the founding of the Liberia colony by nervous wealthy slaveowners in the US, “purchasing” land from local tribes with a well-timed pistol to the head of King Peter, repelling British/French color revolutions, the total domination of Americo-Liberian Freemasons over the political system, Firestone's neocolonialist master plan, Marcus Garvey vs. W.E.B. DuBois, Kwame Nkrumah vs. William Tubman, the Food For Peace rice PSYOP, and how Liberia became the CIA's counterrevolutionary “nerve center” in Africa during the Cold War. For access to full-length premium episodes and the SJ Grotto of Truth Discord, subscribe to the Al-Wara' Frequency at patreon.com/subliminaljihad.

BroadwayRadio
Special Episode: Van Hughes, Nick Blaemire on ‘Space Dogs’

BroadwayRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022


SPACE DOGS is an epic new musical that tells the mind-blowing true story of Laika and the Chief Designer — a stray dog and the top-secret Russian scientist who sent her to space during the Cold War. Written and performed by Van Hughes and Nick Blaemire, it is a sweeping, read more The post Special Episode: Van Hughes, Nick Blaemire on ‘Space Dogs’ appeared first on BroadwayRadio.

Scroll Down: True Stories from KYW Newsradio
How Vladimir Putin is 'trying to rewrite the end of the Cold War' in Ukraine

Scroll Down: True Stories from KYW Newsradio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 39:16


There are major tensions between Russia and Ukraine heading quickly towards a boiling point right now. And with Russian troops active near Ukraine, Ukrainians are fearing for the worst but hoping the military threat won't turn into armed conflict. So how is this going to end? To understand what's happening and what could happen next, we need to dive into the roots of the conflict and try to understand Vladimir Putin's goals and objectives. It's a story that goes back decades. We asked two experts from Saint Joseph's University to help us make this make sense: Dr. Lisa Baglione is a Professor of Political Science and member of the International Relations Program, and Dr. Melissa Chakars is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Conversations with Tyler
Stewart Brand on Starting Things and Staying Curious

Conversations with Tyler

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 57:17


From psychedelics to cyberculture, hippie communes to commercial startups, and the Whole Earth Catalog to the Long Now Foundation, Stewart Brand has not only been a part of many movements—he was there at the start. Now 83, he says he doesn't understand why older people let their curiosity fade, when in many ways it's the best time to set off on new intellectual pursuits. Tyler and Stewart discuss what drives his curiosity, including the ways in which he's a product of the Cold War, how he became a Darwinian decentralist, the effects of pre-industrial America on his thought, the subcultural convergences between hippies and younger American Indians, why he doesn't think humans will be going to the stars, his two-minded approach to unexplained phenomena, how L.L. Bean inspired the Whole Earth Catalog, why Silicon Valley entrepreneurs don't seem interested in the visual arts, why L.A. could not have been the home of hippie culture and digital innovation, what libertarians don't understand about government, why we should bring back woolly mammoths, why he's now focused on maintenance and institutions, and more. Check out Ideas of India Subscribe to Ideas of India on your favorite podcast app. Visit our website Email: cowenconvos@mercatus.gmu.edu Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Follow Tyler on Twitter Follow Stewart on Twitter Like us on Facebook Subscribe to our Newsletter: https://go.mercatus.org/l/278272/2017-09-19/g4ms

What the Hell Is Going On
WTH is Putin doing in Ukraine? AEI's Chris Miller on Biden's response as Eastern Europe teeters on the brink of war

What the Hell Is Going On

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 45:02


In what is arguably the most serious crisis in Eastern Europe since the end of the Cold War, Russia has positioned more than 100,000 troops along Ukraine's border and has sparked fears of an invasion. With tensions at a high, the US and its allies have warned the Kremlin that any invasion will be met with “massive consequences” and “severe economic costs.” A new round of talks is set to begin in Paris this week, but Russia and the West have yet to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis. Chris Miller joined Marc and Dany to discuss the Russian military mobilization at the Ukrainian border, a potential Russian invasion, Putin's intentions in Ukraine, and how the US and its allies should respond. Chris Miller is a Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on Russian foreign policy, politics, and economics; Russia and Ukraine; Russian-European relations; and Eurasia. He also focuses on semiconductors and the geopolitics of technology. Concurrently, Dr. Miller is assistant professor of international history at the Fletcher School at Tufts University and codirector of the school's Russia and Eurasia Program. He is also the director of the Eurasia Program and a fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). https://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FINAL-Transcript-WTH-135-Miller-1.25.22.pdf (Download the transcript here. )

American History Tellers
Billy the Kid | Dead or Alive | 3

American History Tellers

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 39:15


With the bloody Lincoln County War finally over, Billy the Kid tried to make a truce with his arch enemy, Jimmy Dolan. But his plan backfired, and he wound up forced to go on the run, implicated in a murder Dolan committed.Billy's charm and quick wits kept him just outside the reach of law. But he would soon meet his match. A former bartender turned lawman, Pat Garrett, vowed to capture and kill the Kid at any cost. Garrett's epic pursuit of Billy the Kid took him through the hills and villages of New Mexico, until their final deadly clash, which would turn the Kid into a legend.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/historytellersPlease support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

RT
CrossTalk on Russia & NATO: Now what?

RT

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 26:43


Lines have been drawn and positions made clear. After two weeks of high-level talks, Russia and NATO remain poles apart on how to define pan-European security moving forward. Moscow has presented its vision in writing, while Washington falls back on archaic Cold War clichés. CrossTalking with Brian Becker, John Varoli, and Adriel Kasonta.

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
COI #222: Cold War Served Hot, Hawks Cry For Russian Blood

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 59:53


On COI #222, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman cover the hawks advocating the killing of Russians, the ongoing Cold War with China, and recent violence in Syria. Connor reviews his latest column discussing the Washington imperial elite's calls for Russian blood during the Ukraine crisis. The Biden administration, the CIA, Senators from both parties, and NATO officials have been promoting policies that will lead to war. Military aid to Kiev is skyrocketing. U.S. lawmakers seek to tie Biden's hands and only continue increasing tensions with Moscow. Kyle details military and political escalations with Beijing. In a move sure to anger the Chinese, Taipei's Vice President is visiting the U.S. soon.  The Seventh Fleet is carrying out war drills with dual aircraft carrier strike groups in the South China Sea and the Philippine Sea. An F-35 recently crash-landed on the USS Carl Vinson's deck during the provocative South China Sea exercise.  In response to a U.S. destroyer's recent FONOP in the region, China's military is demanding an end to these frequent hostile maneuvers. Kyle updates the chaotic situation in Syria. An Islamic State attack on a prison in Kurdish territory reportedly holding ISIS suspects, including child detainees, has left scores dead and thousands displaced. The prison break in Hasakah began with two car bombs. Daesh prisoners overpowered prison guards, killing them and taking their weapons. Backing the Kurds, the U.S. has been committing airstrikes. On top of this, U.S. lawmakers are attempting to put a stop to Arab states' efforts to normalize relations with Damascus. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook  Twitter  MeWe Apple Podcast  Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify iHeart Radio Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD  

Conflicts of Interest
Cold War Served Hot, Hawks Cry For Russian Blood

Conflicts of Interest

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 59:54


On COI #222, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman cover the hawks advocating the killing of Russians, the ongoing Cold War with China, and recent violence in Syria. Connor reviews his latest column discussing the Washington imperial elite's calls for Russian blood during the Ukraine crisis. The Biden administration, the CIA, Senators from both parties, and NATO officials have been promoting policies that will lead to war. Military aid to Kiev is skyrocketing. U.S. lawmakers seek to tie Biden's hands and only continue increasing tensions with Moscow. Kyle details military and political escalations with Beijing. In a move sure to anger the Chinese, Taipei's Vice President is visiting the U.S. soon.  The Seventh Fleet is carrying out war drills with dual aircraft carrier strike groups in the South China Sea and the Philippine Sea. An F-35 recently crash landed on the USS Carl Vinson's deck during the provocative South China Sea exercise.  In response to a U.S. destroyer's recent FONOP in the region, China's military is demanding an end to these frequent hostile maneuvers. Kyle updates the chaotic situation in Syria. An Islamic State attack on a prison in Kurdish territory reportedly holding ISIS suspects, including child detainees, has left scores dead and thousands displaced. The prison break in Hasakah began with two car bombs. Daesh prisoners overpowered prison guards, killing them and taking their weapons. Backing the Kurds, the U.S. has been committing airstrikes. On top of this, U.S. lawmakers are attempting to put a stop to Arab states' efforts to normalize relations with Damascus.

The President's Inbox
A New Era of Great Power Competition, With Hal Brands

The President's Inbox

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 31:19


Hal Brands, Henry A. Kissinger distinguished professor of global affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what lessons the United States can draw from the Cold War for understanding our new era of great power rivalry.   Books Mentioned on the Podcast    Hal Brands, The Twilight Struggle: What the Cold War Teaches Us about Great-Power Rivalry Today (2022)    Articles Mentioned on the Podcast    Hal Brands, “Containment Can Work Against China, Too,” Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2021    Hal Brands, “The Overstretched Superpower,” Foreign Affairs, January 18, 2022    Richard Fontaine, “Washington's Missing China Strategy,” Foreign Affairs, January 14, 2022    “X” (George Kennan), “The Sources of Soviet Conduct,” Foreign Affairs (July 1947) 

Endtime Ministries | End of the Age | Irvin Baxter
Will World War 3 Start with Russia?

Endtime Ministries | End of the Age | Irvin Baxter

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 58:29


It's reported that Russia is preparing to invade the Ukraine. As a result, NATO flags are flying over American war ships for the first time since the Cold War. Also, China continues to threaten Taiwan with a military show of force. Are we approaching the prophesied World War 3? Let's talk about it.

The Micah Hanks Program
Friend or Foe? The UAP Communication Problem | MHP 01.25.22.

The Micah Hanks Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 81:09


In 1951, a series of strange UFO sightings occurred over the United States where USAF pilots, radar operators, and others attempted to establish the identities of unidentified aircraft. Relying on what was at the time still classified Cold War-era technology, in one striking incident in the summer of that year a group of radar operators in Washington almost succeeded.  This week on The Micah Hanks Program, after news and an update on strange signals being issued by Russia's infamous UVB-76, we shift our attention to the communication problem with UAP, and how the use of the command and control "identification friend or foe" (IFF) system has led to more questions than answers in a handful of strange UAP incidents from over the years.  The story doesn't end here... become an X Subscriber and get access to even more weekly content and monthly specials. Enjoy The Micah Hanks Program? Check out Micah's other podcasts here.  Want to advertise/sponsor The Micah Hanks Program? We have partnered with the fine folks at Gumball to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. If you would like to advertise with The Micah Hanks Program, all you have to do is click the link below to get started: Gumball: Advertise with The Micah Hanks Program Show Notes Below are links to stories and other content featured in this episode: NEWS: Robot vacuum cleaner escapes from Cambridge Travelodge Saturn's 'Death Star' moon could have a secret underground ocean   Misled by a Mars Mirage: Hope for Present-Day Martian Groundwater Dries Up  Bouncing Boulders Point to Quakes on Mars NASA Offers $1 Million for Innovative Systems to Feed Tomorrow's Astronauts   UVB-76: Infamous Russian Number Station UVB-76 Begins Sending Strange Messages UFO, FRIEND OR FOE: UFO Sightings: Lubbock Lights Remain a Mystery Brad Sparks on what UFO research is missing Comprehensive Catalog of 1,700 Project Blue Book UFO Unknowns AN/APX-6 X Subscriber Sign-Up BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS. Sign up today and get access to the entire back catalog of The Micah Hanks Program, as well as “classic” episodes of The Gralien Report Podcast, weekly “additional editions” of the subscriber-only X Podcast, the monthly Enigmas specials, and much more. Like us on Facebook Follow @MicahHanks on Twitter Keep up with Micah and his work at micahhanks.com.

Pod Save America
"Cold War, Hot Mic."

Pod Save America

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 86:45


Vladimir Putin inches closer to a war in Ukraine that could have global repercussions, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki talks about the Biden Administration's new strategy for 2022, and Jon, Jon, and Tommy assess their level of concern over the latest headlines about creeping authoritarianism in a new segment called Democracy Doomscroll. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell, 1/24

CBS Evening News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 19:14


Tensions are souring in the Ukraine, amid threats of a Russian invasion. Washington and Moscow are facing off in the worst security crisis since the end of the Cold War. Meanwhile. Virginia's Governor is facing backlash over his anti-mask executive action. The trial begins for the three former Minneapolis police officers who stood idly by, as former colleague Derek Chauvin knelt on the kneck of George Floyd, resulting in his death. Plus, history is being made on the high seas, as a woman takes command for the first time. These stories and more on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

PBS NewsHour - Segments
U.S. puts troops on high alert as Russia-Ukraine tensions escalate

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 4:07


It's the most acute crisis between the West and Russia since the end of the Cold War, and both sides escalated their military deployments Monday. The United States is putting troops on higher alert, NATO says it will reinforce its eastern flank, and Russia is adding to its existing 100,000 troops on Ukraine's borders. Nick Schifrin reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Work Stoppage
Overtime Episode 10 PREVIEW - The Repressive State Apparatus Pt 3 - Guns, Drugs, and NGOs

Work Stoppage

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 23:45


If you're not a patron you can get the full episode by visiting patreon.com/workstoppage and support us with $5 a month. On the third part of our Overtime series on the history of the US repressive state apparatus, we dive into the long relationship between the CIA and the global drug trade.  From working with the Mafia to break strikes in post-war Europe and protecting their heroin smuggling, to helping the Kuomintang fight China in the 50s funded by opium traffic, to funding a secret war in Laos on the back of the drug trade, the CIA has been involved in drugs since its inception.   Knowing how these operations worked greatly affects how we view the “War on Drugs” here in the US.  We also discuss Operation Cyclone, the US war against the socialist government of Afghanistan, using Mujahedin fighters armed, trained, and paid by the CIA.  Much of the propaganda around the "Brave Mujahedin Fighters of Afghanistan" is still reflected in how our media reports on CIA backed forces in "enemy" countries today.  Finally, we cover the last major foreign operation of the series, the US post-Cold War policy of instigating “Color Revolutions” in countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, to install neoliberal Western-friendly governments, and how these tactics and the use of NGOs are seen here in the US as well.  Join the discord: discord.gg/tDvmNzX Follow the pod @WorkStoppagePod on Twitter, John @facebookvillain, and Lina @solidaritybee.

Beau of The Fifth Column
Let's talk about the USS Pueblo, Ukraine, and the Cold War....

Beau of The Fifth Column

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 11:02


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The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Commentary Magazine Podcast: What Is the Alternative to American Power?

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022


As the prospect of a Russian move into Ukraine looks more and more imminent, how will American voters respond to that threat to the post-Cold War geopolitical order? Can the neo-isolationism preferred by elements on the right and left win a majority, or does the voting public have a firmer grasp on what the loss […]

Commentary Magazine Podcast
What Is the Alternative to American Power?

Commentary Magazine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 65:44


As the prospect of a Russian move into Ukraine looks more and more imminent, how will American voters respond to that threat to the post-Cold War geopolitical order? Can the neo-isolationism preferred by elements on the right and left win a majority, or does the voting public have a firmer grasp on what the loss of American hegemony would mean than the intellectual class?

History Extra podcast
Cold war mind games

History Extra podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 36:45


Martin Sixsmith speaks to Ellie Cawthorne about his book The War of Nerves, which explores the role of psychology in the Cold War, from propaganda and paranoia to a divided mindset and unpredictable decisions made by unstable leaders. (Ad) Martin Sixsmith is the author of The War of Nerves: Inside the Cold War Mind (Profile Books, 2021). Buy it now from Waterstones: https://go.skimresources.com?id=71026X1535947&xcust=historyextra-social-histboty&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waterstones.com%2Fbook%2Fthe-war-of-nerves%2Fmartin-sixsmith%2F9781781259122 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Chris Voss Show
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World by Peter S. Goodman

The Chris Voss Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 54:14


Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World by Peter S. Goodman From the New York Times's Global Economics Correspondent, a masterwork of explanatory journalism that exposes how billionaires' systematic plunder of the world—brazenly accelerated during the pandemic—has transformed 21st-century life and dangerously destabilized democracy. "Davos Man will be read a hundred years from now as a warning. ... Deliciously rich with searing detail, the clarity is reminiscent of Tom Wolfe." —EVAN OSNOS The history of the last half century in America, Europe, and other major economies is in large part the story of wealth flowing upward. The most affluent people emerged from capitalism's triumph in the Cold War to loot the peace, depriving governments of the resources needed to serve their people, and leaving them tragically unprepared for the worst pandemic in a century. Drawing on decades of experience covering the global economy, award-winning journalist Peter S. Goodman profiles five representative "Davos Men"–members of the billionaire class–chronicling how their shocking exploitation of the global pandemic has hastened a fifty-year trend of wealth centralization. Alongside this reporting, Goodman delivers textured portraits of those caught in Davos Man's wake, including a former steelworker in the American Midwest, a Bangladeshi migrant in Qatar, a Seattle doctor on the front lines of the fight against COVID, blue-collar workers in the tenements of Buenos Aires, an African immigrant in Sweden, a textile manufacturer in Italy, an Amazon warehouse employee in New York City, and more. Goodman's rollicking and revelatory exposé of the global billionaire class reveals their hidden impact on nearly every aspect of modern society: widening wealth inequality, the rise of anti-democratic nationalism, the shrinking opportunity to earn a livable wage, the vulnerabilities of our health-care systems, access to affordable housing, unequal taxation, and even the quality of the shirt on your back. Meticulously reported yet compulsively readable, Davos Man is an essential read for anyone concerned about economic justice, the capacity of societies to grapple with their greatest challenges, and the sanctity of representative government.

Dark Histories
Tom Slick & The Search for the Yeti

Dark Histories

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 73:24


High up in the peaks of the Himalayas, a footprint in the snow baffles a mountaineer as he attempts to climb Everest for the first time. Pulling out his camera, he prepares to snap a shot, eyeing the horizon nervously before placing his icepick down alongside the print for scale and bringing the viewfinder up to his eye. In India, a tea planter reads about the photograph in a local newspaper and turns over the idea of going to hunt the creature that made the tracks, completely unaware that he was about to start what would eventually become a lifelong mission. On the other side of the world, a Texas oil baron reads about tales of adventure high up in the mountains of Nepal, a mystical land of incense and meditation, and dreams of uncovering the mysteries of the wilds. The trio was, it's safe to say, a fairly unlikely crew, but their fates would become intimately linked by a search that would carry them halfway around the world, hole up in damp caves for days on end and pull off one of the most unusual heists in all of history. It was a search for a myth, a symbol and a monster. It was a search for the Yeti.   SOURCES   Coleman, Loren (2002) Tom Slick: True Life Encounters in Cryptozoology. Craven Street Books, Fresno, CA, USA.   Taylor, Daniel C. (2018) Yeti: The Ecology of a Mystery. Oxford University Press, UK.   Waddell, Laurance A. (1899) Among The Himalayas. Archibald Constable & Co. UK.   Liechty, Mark (2017) Far Out: Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal. The University of Chicago Press, IL, USA.   McGarr, Paul M. (2013) The Cold War in South Asia: Britain, The United States & The Indian Subcontinent, 1945-1965. Cambridge University Press, UK.   Princep, James (1832) The Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Volume 1. Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta, India.   Redfern, Nick (2016) The Bigfoot Book: The Encyclopaedia of Sasquatch, Yeti, and Cryptid Primates. Visible Ink Press, MI, USA.   Dundee Courier (1951) Everest Has A Monster: Britons Find Footprints. Dundee Courier, Tuesday 04 December 1951, Page 3. Dundee, UK.   Star Tribune (1921) Snowman! Star Tribune, Saturday 17 December 1921, p.20. Minneapolis, MN, USA.   The Sphere (1954) The Abominable Snowman. Saturday 02 January 1954, p14. London, UK.   The Press and Sun Bulletin (1961) Yeti Belongs in Legend Says Hillary, Disposing of Track, Scalp Evidence. The Press and Sun Bulletin, 10th January 1961, p.49. New York, USA   ---------- For extended show notes, including maps, links and scripts, head over to darkhistories.com Support the show by using our link when you sign up to Audible: http://audibletrial.com/darkhistories or visit our Patreon for bonus episodes and Early Access: https://www.patreon.com/darkhistories The Dark Histories books are available to buy here: http://author.to/darkhistories Dark Histories merch is available here: https://bit.ly/3GChjk9 Connect with us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/darkhistoriespodcast Or find us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/darkhistories & Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dark_histories/ Or you can contact us directly via email at contact@darkhistories.com or via voicemail on: (415) 286-5072 or join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/cmGcBFf The Dark Histories Butterfly was drawn by Courtney, who you can find on Instagram @bewildereye Music was recorded by me © Ben Cutmore 2017 Other Outro music was Paul Whiteman & his orchestra with Mildred Bailey - All of me (1931). It's out of copyright now, but if you're interested, that was that.

Cold War Conversations History Podcast
Serving on the West German destroyer "Hamburg" (218)

Cold War Conversations History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 35:48


Karl-Heinz served in the Bundesmarine as a Signalman on the West German destroyer "Hamburg" in the late 70s. He talks of his training, his role and shares details of manoeuvres in the North Sea and Baltics involving East German and Soviet ships.He also speaks about a cruise to West Africa where the sailors were briefed to stay away from any East German merchant marine sailors and not to engage with them in any form – he and his mates didn't keep to the rules…If you have listened this far, I know you are enjoying the podcasts so I'm asking for one-off or monthly donations to support my work and enable me to continue producing the podcast. If you become a monthly supporter via Patreon, you will get the sought after CWC coaster as a thank you, audio and other extras as well as basking in the warm glow of knowing you are helping to preserve Cold War history.Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/If a financial contribution is not your cup of tea, then you can still help us by leaving written reviews wherever you listen to us as well as sharing us on social media. It really helps us get new guests on the show.I am delighted to welcome Karl-Heinz to our Cold War conversation…There's further information on this episode in our show notes here. https://coldwarconversations.com/episode218/If you can't wait for next week's episode do visit our Facebook discussion group where guests and listeners continue the Cold War Conversation. Just search Cold War Conversations in Facebook.Thank you very much for listening. It is really appreciated – goodbye.Support the show (https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/)

ACFmovie podcast
ACF Middlebrow #40 The Courier

ACFmovie podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 62:14


Titus & Flagg Taylor talk The Courier, the true story Cold War spy thriller set during the Cuban Missile Crisis--a study in the friendship of two men, British gentleman Greville Wynne & Russian spymaster Oleg Penkovsky, who embody civilization even as they help save it. It's a fine movie, see it!

PolicyCast
232 Graham Allison on how China's rising global power could lead to superpower conflict—or something else.

PolicyCast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 44:17


It takes a lot to impress Professor Graham Allison when it comes to geopolitics. He is, after all, the Cold Warrior's Cold Warrior—as one of America's most influential defense policy analysts and advisors, he was twice awarded the Defense Department's highest civilian honor for his work on nuclear disarmament with Russia. He's a former Assistant Secretary of Defense, former director of the Council on Foreign Relations, a founding member of the Trilateral Commission, and a renowned political scientist who has served as dean of the Kennedy School and head of the school's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Yet even Allison says he marvels at the rapid transformation of China, the world's rising economic, technological, and military superpower, and he says it's well past time for the United States and the rest of the world to hear some hard truths about China's power and potential dominance of world affairs during the 21st Century.To explain how China has not only caught up with, but in numerous cases surpassed, the United States, Allison and a group of colleagues are writing a series of five research papers on the key areas of economics, technological advancement, military power, diplomatic influence, and ideology. The third paper, on China's extraordinary rise as an economic superpower, states that while some may be tempted to still see China as a developing country, the truth is that it has been adding the equivalent of the entire economy of India to its GDP every four years and that the number of people in the Chinese middle class—some 400 million—now far outnumber the entire population of the United States.Meanwhile, China is either catching up or leading in foundational technologies of the 21st century like AI, quantum computing, and green tech, while recent war games predict that China's modernized, expanded military would likely win a military conflict over Taiwan. Graham Allison talks about China's rise and what could be the next great superpower rivalry—but also about the possibilities for a new paradigm for the US-China relationship that goes beyond Cold War thinking.About the Guest:Graham Allison is the Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard University where he has taught for five decades.  Allison is a leading analyst of national security with special interests in nuclear weapons, Russia, China, and decision-making.  Allison was the “Founding Dean” of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and until 2017, served as Director of its Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. As Assistant Secretary of Defense in the first Clinton Administration, Dr. Allison received the Defense Department's highest civilian award, the Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, for "reshaping relations with Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan to reduce the former Soviet nuclear arsenal." This resulted in the safe return of more than 12,000 tactical nuclear weapons from the former Soviet republics and the complete elimination of more than 4,000 strategic nuclear warheads previously targeted at the United States and left in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus when the Soviet Union disappeared.Professor Allison is the author of numerous books, including: “Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?” (2017), “Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master's Insights on China, the United States and the World” (2013), “Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe” (2004) and “Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis (1971).As "Founding Dean" of the modern Kennedy School, under his leadership, from 1977 to 1989, a small, undefined program grew twenty-fold to become a major professional school of public policy and government.Professor Allison was the organizer of the Commission on America's National Interests (1996 and 2000), a founding member of the Trilateral Commission, a Director of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was educated at Davidson College; Harvard College (B.A., magna cum laude, in History); Oxford University (B.A. and M.A., First Class Honors in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics); and Harvard University (Ph.D. in Political Science).PolicyCast is a production of Harvard Kennedy School and is hosted by Staff Writer and Producer Ralph RanalliPolicyCast is co-produced by Susan Hughes.For more information please visit our web page or contact us at PolicyCast@hks.harvard.edu.

Horns of a Dilemma
Inching Toward War in Europe

Horns of a Dilemma

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 47:11


As the threat of Russian invasion looms over Ukraine, this week's epsiode of Horns of a Dilemma helps to clarify the origins of the post-Cold War security structure in Europe and the role of NATO expansion and enlargement in defining both Western and Russian threat perception.  Clements Center Executive Director Will Inboden sits down with Professor Mary Sarrotte to discuss her book, Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate. Key among the many issues they discuss is the competing visions between Russian and American and European leaders regarding the status of Ukraine.  This event was held in November at the University of Texas, Austin and sponsored by the Clements Center.

Witness History
A Cold War love affair

Witness History

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 8:57


The East German authorities built the Berlin Wall in 1961 to keep their people in. Thousands had been streaming westwards. But a few people went the other way. Frauke Naumann was one of them. She grew up in West Germany but fell love with her cousin who lived on the other side of the border. So, in 1986, at the age of 22 she left home to join him. Frauke tells Tim Mansel about the joys and the miseries of making a new life in a foreign country under the watchful eye of the secret police. PHOTO: The Brandenburg Gate in the 1980s with the Berlin Wall passing in front (BBC)

Steve Forbes: What's Ahead
Spotlight: Biden's Foreign Policy Response Must Change—Or Is It Too Late?

Steve Forbes: What's Ahead

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 3:24


For the first time since the Cold War, we are faced with powerful adversaries determined to fundamentally alter the global status quo and who have the means to seriously challenge the U.S. Can the Biden Administration develop a defense and foreign policy strategy that meets our real needs before it's too late? Steve Forbes on the crises brewing internationally and on why Biden's foreign policy response must change.Steve Forbes shares his What's Ahead Spotlights each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Newshour
US warns that Russian threats to Ukraine risk reviving Cold War divisions

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 48:23


European foreign ministers spoke about Ukraine earlier today in Berlin. Moscow has repeatedly denied it's planning to invade. Also on the programme: in western Ghana there's been a huge explosion close to the town of Bogoso. There are fears that many people may have lost their lives when a truck carrying explosives used in mining collided with a motorcycle. And we hear from 19 year old Zara Rutherford, who has become the youngest woman to fly solo around the world. (Picture: A Ukrainian military officer on patrol at a checkpoint at the border in eastern Ukraine Credit: Getty Images)

Shield of the Republic
Heeding the Lessons of the Cold War (with Hal Brands & Bill Kristol)

Shield of the Republic

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 49:36


Mystery guest host (Bill Kristol) joins Eric for a discussion with Johns Hopkins SAIS Professor Hal Brands about his new book the Twilight Struggle. They discuss the lessons of America's cold war strategic competition with the USSR for today's era of strategic competition with China and Russia—the role of strategy, economic competition, political warfare, and more. Shield of the Republic is co-sponsored by the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.

Curious City
Are There Any Nuclear Fallout Shelters Left in Chicago?

Curious City

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 12:32


During the Cold War, many Americans were convinced that the end was near, building concrete bunkers to protect themselves from a nuclear attack. Whatever happened to these fallout shelters around Chicago? In this episode Curious City goes underground to find out.

Green & Red: Podcasts for Scrappy Radicals
Why Oliver Stone and "JFK Revisited" are Full of S**t! (G&R 135)

Green & Red: Podcasts for Scrappy Radicals

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 74:19


Oliver Stone's new documentary "JFK Revisited" have been hitting the airwaves of late claiming to have a "smoking gun" about the assassination of John F. Kennedy (JFK). Stone and his team of assassinologists main thesis is that the military-industrial complex conspired to have JFK killed because Kennedy was a secret dove and wanted to pull the troops out of Vietnam, end the Cold War and splinter the Central Intelligence Agency into a thousand pieces. Scott interviews G&R co-host, author and professor of history Bob Buzzanco about Kennedy era foreign and military policy disproving the claims of Stone and his films. Bob also challenges Oliver Stone or any of his team of assassinologists to a debate on the facts of this thesis. We doubt they'll respond, but if they do, you'll hear it on the Green and Red Podcast. Robert Buzzanco is co-host of the Green and Red Podcast, a professor of history at the University of Houston, and has been a visiting professor at Ca' Foscari University of Venice. Buzzanco was the recipient of the Stuart L. Bernath Book and Lecture Prizes, given by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, for his book Masters of War: Military Dissent and Politics in the Vietnam Era and as best emerging scholar, and a Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Houston. He's also the author of "Vietnam and the Transformation of American Life," "American Power, American People," and co-editor, with Marilyn Young, of Blackwell's "A Companion to the Vietnam War." Outro is "High Hopes" (John F. Kennedy Presidential Campaign Song) by the Chairman of the Board. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Links// Noam Chomsky on Oliver Stone's "JFK Revisited" (https://bit.ly/3tzg55o) Bob Buzzanco's Bio (https://bit.ly/3tzCX4G) Bookshop.org: "Masters of War: Military Dissent and Politics in the Vietnam Era" by Bob Buzzanco (https://bit.ly/3tIt9oK) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Isaac.

Middle Theory
01.18.22. Countdown to Cold War

Middle Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 49:40


This week, we look at allegations by U.S. intelligence officials of a possible "False Flag" operation planned by Russia as justification for invading Ukraine. 

The Lawfare Podcast
Hal Brands on Lessons from the Cold War

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 57:20


Bryce Klehm sat down with Hal Brands, the Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Professor Brands is the author of the new book, “The Twilight Struggle: What the Cold War Teaches Us about Great-Power Rivalry Today.” He is also the author of a new article in Foreign Affairs, “The Overstretched Superpower,” which argues that the United States might have more rivals than it can handle. They covered a range of topics, including the origins of containment, the rise of Sovietology in academia and what the Biden administration could learn from the Cold War.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

American History Tellers
Billy the Kid | The Lincoln County War | 2

American History Tellers

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 38:35


In 1877, Billy the Kid was saved from a life of crime by a wealthy Englishman named John Tunstall, who saw potential in the teenage outlaw. Soon, however, Billy was drawn into a vicious war between Tunstall and a rival cattle baron, one that would force him to return to his gunslinging ways.When Tunstall himself was murdered in the escalating Lincoln County War, Billy swore he would get revenge. The violence that followed was shocking even by the standards of the Wild West. The Kid would become a major player in the bloodshed, made infamous by newspapers throughout the country. Ultimately, it would force him to once again flee from the law – and set him on a path towards a showdown with his arch enemy, the ruthless Jimmy Dolan.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/historytellersPlease support us by supporting our sponsors!Zip Recruiter- Sign up for FREE at ziprecruiter.com and put Zip Recruiter to work for you!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
COI #218: Biden Team Blames Trump for Iran Nuclear Deal Failure

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 62:02


On COI #218, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman update the Iran talks, the new Cold War with China, and the genocidal war in Yemen. Connor discusses the ongoing indirect negotiations in Vienna to restore the JCPOA. There are troubling signs that the Biden administration may be preparing for the talks to fail. House Republicans are demanding President Biden's team immediately end the talks. Whatever happens, a decision is coming soon, and Biden's team plans to continue scapegoating Trump. Although there are still positive statements coming from the EU foreign policy chief, the Chinese, and the Iranians themselves. Connor covers China's growing Middle East influence. Beijing and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are working toward building a free trade area and a strategic partnership. China is the GCC's top trading partner and the region forms a centerpiece in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). China recently invited Syria to join the BRI as well. Additionally, last year's Tehran-Beijing comprehensive cooperation agreement is now entering its implementation stage. Kyle and Connor talk about the U.S. military carrying out massive military exercises with Japan. Tokyo also sailed warships near Chinese-controlled islands twice in the last ten months. The U.S. just wrapped up war drills in the South China Sea including with an aircraft carrier strike group. Washington sent an Ohio class nuclear submarine to Guam, it carries dozens of nuclear warheads and 20 Trident ballistic missiles. Kyle reports on the war in Yemen where the Saudis announced they will be increasing the bombings of the long battered country. Massive strikes, killing civilians, are being carried out including in the capital city. The Houthis have retaliated, they conducted a high-profile drone attack on Abu Dhabi that destroyed three oil tankers and killed three people. The UAE wants the U.S. to redeclare the Houthis a terrorist group. Such a move would make it even more difficult for aid to enter the blockaded and starving country. Most of Yemen's civilians live in the northern territory held by the Houthis, the threat of U.S. sanctions would designedly deter most any humanitarian assistance. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook  Twitter  MeWe Apple Podcast  Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify iHeart Radio Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD

Conflicts of Interest
Biden Team Blames Trump for Iran Nuclear Deal Failures

Conflicts of Interest

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 62:03


On COI #218, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman update the Iran talks, the new Cold War with China, and the genocidal war in Yemen. Connor discusses the ongoing indirect negotiations in Vienna to restore the JCPOA. There are troubling signs that the Biden administration may be preparing for the talks to fail. House Republicans are demanding President Biden's team immediately end the talks. Whatever happens, a decision is coming soon, and Biden's team plans to continue scapegoating Trump. Although there are still positive statements coming from the EU foreign policy chief, the Chinese, and the Iranians themselves. Connor covers China's growing Middle East influence. Beijing and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are working toward building a free trade area and a strategic partnership. China is the GCC's top trading partner and the region forms a centerpiece in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). China recently invited Syria to join the BRI as well. Additionally, last year's Tehran-Beijing comprehensive cooperation agreement is now entering its implementation stage. Kyle and Connor talk about the U.S. military carrying out massive military exercises with Japan. Tokyo also sailed warships near Chinese controlled islands twice in the last ten months. The U.S. just wrapped up war drills in the South China Sea including with an air craft carrier strike group. Washington sent an Ohio class nuclear submarine to Guam, it carries dozens of nuclear warheads and 20 Trident ballistic missiles. Kyle reports on the war in Yemen where the Saudis announced they will be increasing the bombings of the long battered country. Massive strikes, killing civilians, are being carried out including in the capital city. The Houthis have retaliated, they conducted a high profile drone attack on Abu Dhabi that destroyed three oil tankers and killed three people. The UAE wants the U.S. to redeclare the Houthis a terrorist group. Such a move would make it even more difficult for aid to enter the blockaded and starving country. Most of Yemen's civilians live in the northern territory held by the Houthis, the threat of U.S. sanctions would designedly deter most any humanitarian assistance.

The John Batchelor Show
#ClassicHotelMars: Cold War in space, 1965. Rob Godwin, David Livingston (Originally aired August 27, 2021) @Batchelorshow

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 10:04


Photo: A replica of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite in the world to be put into outer space: the replica is stored in the National Air and Space Museum. @Batchelorshow #ClassicHotelMars: Cold War in space, 1965. Rob Godwin,  David Livingston   (Originally aired August 27, 2021)  Remembering Gemini 5, August 1965: Eight Days in a Garbage Can.  Hotel Mars episode n.  Rob Godwin @ApogeeBooks, ApogeeBooks.com ; David Livingston, Dr Space of The SpaceShow.com

Chicago Dog Walk
Tuesday 1/18/22 - Was The Moon Landing Faked?

Chicago Dog Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 31:43


Chief joins the show to talk about the Moon Landing Conspiracy. We get into the Cold War and the Space Race, the theory that Stanley Kubrick staged the moon landing, the issues with the photos and videos of it, and more.

Outsider Theory
Romancing the Deep State; or, Dan Brown, Part 1 (Origins) with Pseud Dionysius MPH

Outsider Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 134:00


Dan Brown is one of the best selling authors of all time; just fifteen years ago, "The Da Vinci Code" was a ubiquitous document of global popular culture. Yet Brown, now immensely wealthy from his novelistic success, is oddly neglected today. Pseud Dionysius MPH returns to the show to investigate the unlikely rise of Brown, his protagonist, Harvard Professor Robert Langdon, and the fictional discipline of "symbology" out of the demise of the cold war techno-thriller and the new threats of the information age. We explore Brown's two lesser known pre-Langdon novels, Digital Fortress and Deception Point, which despite being "bad" by most standards, are surprisingly prescient works that anticipate everything from Wikileaks to privatized space travel. We consider Brown's personal origins as a failson of the New England WASP elite who ultimately cashed in on his insider status as a popularizing mythologist of American power. His two early novels, we argue, clue us into the concerns underlying all of his fiction: the transformation of the "Cathedral" institutions of elite education and the Deep State in response to the post-Cold War dispensation of globalized and digitalized capitalism and feminized labor and the emergent risks of information warfare, extremism, and terrorism. This is the first in a multi-part series that will examine the arc of Dan Brown's career and its implications.

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values
Episode 99 – The Forgotten Legacy of Willmoore Kendall with Chris Owen

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 81:32


Few individuals have had as deep an impact on modern conservative thought, yet remain in relative obscurity, as Willmoore Kendall.  The conservative English professor Jeffrey Hart said of Kendall that he was "the most important political theorist to have emerged in the twenty-odd years since the end of World War II."  Kendall's writings are thought-provoking, challenging, contentious, scrupulous, and, often, innovative.  His analysis and critiques took no prisoners on both the Right and Left, and his prickly personality shattered relationships with friends, family, and spouses alike.  Founding editor of National Review and early mentor to William F. Buckley, Kendall was on the forefront of conservative thought.  His ideas don't entirely fit squarely within the broader warring camps on the Right today, but they are nonetheless instructive, and we ignore his arguments at our own peril.   Joining Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis to discuss the life and ideas of this important yet often neglected thinker on the Right is historian Chris Owen whose new book Heaven Can Indeed Fall: The Life of Willmoore Kendall offers the definitive biography of Kendall's life and work.   Per the book's description: “Willmoore Kendall was a man against the world, a "maverick," an "iconoclast."  His thoughts were profound, his countless enemies powerful, his personal life full of drama.  Heaven Can Indeed Fall is the first full-length biography of Kendall and integrates the man with the teacher, thinker, and cold warrior.  Once a Marxist, Kendall became a fearsome foe of global communism.  He never apologized for supporting Joseph McCarthy.  As the co-founder of National Review he helped turn the word liberal into an insult.  A "stormy petrel," Kendall was a man “who never lost an argument or kept a friend.”  Yet he was one of the most effective and sensitive teachers of his age.  His ideas shaped Cold War practices of intelligence analysis and psychological warfare.  As an academic he became the premier American theorist for conservative populism.  The recent reemergence of populist ideas among American conservatives makes understanding Kendall ever more imperative.  This book shows how a child prodigy and bucolic boy scout became an ambitious intelligence analyst, razor-tongued polemicist and profound student of American politics.  By knowing Kendall one can better understand Cold War America, and contemporary America as well.”   About Chris Owen   Dr. Christopher Owen is a historian and recently retired Professor of English within the Department of Languages and Literature at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.  Dr. Owen earned his PhD in history at Emory University in 1991.  His previous book includes The Sacred Flame of Love: Methodism and Society in Nineteenth-Century Georgia.  

The Jordan Harbinger Show
613: Ray Dalio | Why Nations Succeed and Fail

The Jordan Harbinger Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 81:27


Ray Dalio (@RayDalio) is the founder of Bridgewater Associates — the largest and best-performing hedge fund in the world — and author of New York Times bestseller Principles: Life and Work. His latest book is The Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail. What We Discuss with Ray Dalio: What an investor like Ray Dalio is uniquely poised to observe about the ebb and flow of history and the repeating patterns that make the future somewhat predictable. Why transitional (and often painful) cycles -- like recessions, pandemics, and wars -- are necessary to reset and change the rules. How studying these cycles as symptomatic of larger problems is the best way to heal and grow from their discomfort. What the current state of political polarization in the United States bodes for our collective future. How our rivalry with China differs from our Cold War rivalry with the Soviet Union and what Ray sees as our best way of managing it. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/613 Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at jordanharbinger.com/course! If you missed the last time Ray Dalio was on the show, make sure to catch up with episode 491: Ray Dalio | The Changing World Order here! Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!

The Opperman Report
"The Other Oswald: A Wilderness of Mirrors"

The Opperman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 60:04


This book is the story of two men who began an odyssey together that became a thread, which when unraveled, reveals how Cold War paranoia escalated into the death of a president. Robert Edward Webster and Lee Harvey Oswald were manipulated like marionettes on strings of espionage. Unraveling these strings (or threads) may lead us to the puppeteers controlling them. Were these "controllers" orchestrating a series of events that would lead to JFK's assassination?

The Vance Crowe Podcast
Zak Stein; Propaganda and education, psychological war and the CIA

The Vance Crowe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 75:32


Zak Stein is an expert in psychology and philosophy, and previously a Co-Founder at Lectica Inc. His expertise is in how people learn. He sat down with Vance Crowe to discuss the difference between propaganda and education.During this conversation Zak and Vance talk about how the CIA has a history of focusing its propaganda wars on the US population and how the US government attempted to use psychological warfare during World War II and the Cold War.Zak's website: http://www.zakstein.org/Buy Zak's Book: https://amzn.to/3tcBst4Checkout the Consilience Project: https://consilienceproject.org/#propaganda #sociology #psychology

Skimm This
Get It Together: Senate Filibuster, US-Russia, and Your Paycheck

Skimm This

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 32:45


First up: We've got the latest on how hospitals are coping with Omicron cases amid a staffing shortage, rising inflation (again), the latest scandal to hit top US universities, and Prince Andrew getting thrown some royal shade.  Then: The US and Russia are squaring off again – and these talks are giving people some major Cold War vibes. We'll ask one expert why things are so tense right now, and why Putin's got Team Biden running in circles.  ICYMI: Djokovic might be warming up for the Australian open, but immigration officials still haven't decided if he should even be in the country. We'll bring you up to date on the twists and turns of Djokovic's Australian visa drama. Next: The debate over the filibuster is back and if you forgot exactly what the filibuster even is…you're not alone. We'll run through a quick definition, and break down both sides of the spicy debate over changing it.  Finally: At theSkimm, we do New Year's resolutions a little differently. Today, we'll fill you in on one of the ways we're getting smarter this year: making sure our paycheck deductions are going to the best health insurance and retirement options. P.S. Here's what all those acronyms for different kinds of retirement plans actually mean. On this episode, you'll hear from:  Andrea Kendall-Taylor, senior fellow and director of the Transatlantic Security Program, Center for a New American Security Marsha Barnes, personal finance expert and founder, The Finance Bar  Want more Skimm?  Sign up for our free daily newsletter Email us your questions about what's going on in the news right now  Subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts Skimm'd by Alex Carr and Ciara Long. Additional help from Sagine Corrielus. Engineered by Andrew Callaway. TheSkimm's head of audio is Graelyn Brashear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

American History Tellers
Billy the Kid | Born to Lose | 1

American History Tellers

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 38:29


Henry McCarty was born in an Irish slum in New York City in 1859. By the time he died from a lawman's bullet twenty-one years later in New Mexico, he was notorious throughout the world under a different name: Billy the Kid.Born to a single, loving mother, young Henry was smart, charming and polite. But he soon faced tragic, devastating setbacks that sent him on a path from robbery to murder. Orphaned at 15, Henry was forced to survive on the western frontier, an unforgiving place where life was cheap. And he would soon become one of the most infamous outlaws in American history.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/historytellersPlease support us by supporting our sponsors!Better Help- American History Tellers Listeners get 10% OFF their first month at betterhelp.com/tellers!Sleep Number- Special offers for a Limited Time are available at sleepnumber.com/tellers!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.