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1985–1991 General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

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Nixon and Watergate
RICHARD NIXON (Bonus Edition) Predicting Vladamir Putin over two decades ago - Nixon interview on the Soviet Union and the Post Cold War

Nixon and Watergate

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 58:57


In Former President Richard Nixon's final book "Beyond Peace" he often wrote like a psychic of some kind.  He wrote: “The United States must lead. We must lead to open the eyes of those still blinded by despotism, to emboldened those who remain oppressed, and bring out from the dungeons of tyranny those who still live in darkness. The question remains whether the United States will meet its responsibilities of leadership beyond peace as it did to defeat the communists in the Cold War. History thrusts certain powers at certain times on to center stage. In this era, the spotlight shines on the United States. How long it stays with us – – and how brightly it shines – – will be determined by us alone. “Peace demands more, not less, from a people. Peace lacks the clarity of purpose in the cadence of war…. Our contact at home and abroad will determine how well we improvise beyond peace.”"The failure of freedom would also have a profoundly negative global impact. The reestablishment of a dictatorship and a command economy in Russia would give encouragement to every dictator and would-be dictator in the world. Since an authoritarian Russia would be far more likely to adopt an aggressive foreign policy than a democratic Russia, freedom's failure would threaten peace and stability in Europe and around the world. If Russia turns away from democracy and economic freedom and we have not done everything possible to prevent it, we will bear a large measure of responsibility for the ominous consequences."Page 40"at the same time, the West must take note of warning signs on the horizon. Russian military thinking is becoming more nationalistic and more assertive in defense of Russia's interests in the other former Soviet states bordering on Russia, and more supportive of the use of military force as an instrument of foreign policy. Russian policy toward other post-Soviet nations represents the greatest dilemma for the United States. A new attempt by Moscow to rebuild its empire would be a tragedy for Russia and its neighbors alike. In view of the Russian-Soviet historical legacy, it is understandable that Russia's neighbors are sensitive to any signs of new assertiveness on Moscow's part."Page 61"I am convinced that the Russian people will not turn back to communism. But if they have no choice, they will turn to some kind of political dictatorship, which will at least promise the safety-net guarantees that were supposed to have been delivered by the communist regime."Page 81It seems he wrote about how to help Russia enter the 21st century and he wrote about what could happen if we failed to help them.  What he described on page 81 of his book sounds almost exactly like a perfect description of what did eventually happen in Russia and the rise of Vladamir Putin. In this episode we will listen to a casual interview President Nixon had on Russia, the old Soviet Union, and how to deal with them in the post Cold War, and it sounds like a lesson that can still be applied today.  Questions or comments at , Randalrgw1@aol.com , https://twitter.com/randal_wallace , and http://www.randalwallace.com/Please Leave us a review at wherever you get your podcastsThanks for listening!!

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(***TIMESTAMPS in description below) ~ David Satter is a journalist, author, historian, and foreign policy expert –– who is widely regarded as one of the world's preeminent experts on Vladimir Putin / Russia. In December 2013, after years of exclusive reporting on Putin's crimes against humanity, David became the first Western Journalist ever banned from Russia (by their government) in the post-Cold War era. Buy “Darkness at Dawn” by David Satter: https://amzn.to/3GsROmf ****TIMESTAMPS**** 0:00 - Putin & the 1999 Apartment Bombings; German Ugryumov 9:58 - Maidan 2013 - 2014 in Ukraine; Donbas region 18:33 - Current Status in Ukraine War; Client States 25:45 - Deterring Putin & Russia 36:12 - Putin's health; Regime change in Russia? 41:07 - Chamberlain Precedent 44:44 - Russian Citizens' Opinion on War; Economic Ties to Russia 54:09 - Zelensky's political career 58:03 - Ukraine's Military Command Structure; Ukrainian Intelligence Service 1:02:30 - Chechnya now allied with Putin; Russian Energy still in Ukraine 1:10:07 - Nord Stream Pipeline Bombing 1:14:32 - The Red Terror of The 1930's; Joseph Stalin & the KGB 1:24:31 - Stalin's Russia 1:34:58 - Gorbachev, Perestroika, & Putin 1:38:04 - Russian Oligarchs status in the war 1:45:14 - Is David afraid of getting merked 1:51:09 - Paul Klebnikov Murder; Alexander Litvinenko Murder; Sergei Skripal Attempt 2:02:26 - The Mysterious 2022 death of Dan Rapoport 2:07:33 - American societal division & its impact on the war 2:20:47 - The Viktor Bout - Brittney Griner Trade 2:28:04 - The man who helped Putin gain power; Western intel in Russia 2:31:24 - Ground Commander makes interesting comments about Ukraine 2:39:30 - The new books David is writing Intro Credits: Escape From Stalin's Death Camp (2017) Bridge of Spies (2015) A Day In The Life of a Dictator (2015) Katyn (2007) Salt (2010) Death to Spies (2019) ~ Get $150 Off The Eight Sleep Pod Pro Mattress / Mattress Cover (USING CODE: “TRENDIFIER”): https://eight-sleep.ioym.net/trendifier Julian's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julianddorey ~ Music via Artlist.io

Uncommon Decency
75. 2022—Year in Review [BONUS]

Uncommon Decency

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 59:58


It's that time of the year again—a time to look back on the year lapsed and make resolutions for the coming one. At episode 75, Uncommon Decency readies to enter its third calendar year—we launched in October 2020—with a potent mix of hope and derision. For the first time this year, we are greeting 2023 with a very special series of Uncommonly Decent awards and gifts. Who claims our “Brutus” award for betrayal of the year—Rishi Sunak, Giuseppe Conte or the Pakistani military? Who's our “Gorbachev” spectacular collapse of the year—Liz Truss, BoJo, Putin or the European Parliament? Who pulled the “De Gaulle” political comeback of the year—Leo Varadkar, Bibi Netanyahu, Anwar Ibrahim or Lula? Who wins the “how-do-you-still-have-a-job” award—Berlusconi, de Kirchner or Sergei Shoigu? To hear us bestow these funnily-titled awards, listen to this special bonus episode marking the new year—and make sure to tell us how you'd have voted by reaching out through the usual channels? As always, please rate and review Uncommon Decency on Apple Podcasts, and send us your comments or questions either on Twitter at @UnDecencyPod or by e-mail at undecencypod@gmail.com. And please consider supporting the show through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/undecencypod.

Leaders In Payments
Mark Spinner, CEO of AccessOne | Episode 203

Leaders In Payments

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 29:44


Happy New Year! We're starting out with a bang this year with a guest who was not only a former Southwest Conference Rice University football player, but one who also has bragging rights with both George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev. Oh, and he's also a big player in payments (of course). AccessOne CEO Mark Spinner has a passion for coaching, loving what you do, and being willing to invest enough to keep showing up.For those of you who may not know, AccessOne is a financial technology company that exists to empower patients to live healthier lives. They focus on human-centric payment affordability tools with a passion to help patients manage their financial responsibilities with payment options they can afford. The company itself was founded by a third-generation physician and the DNA of the brand is steeped in empathy for the patient experience.As for what problems they solve in the industry, Mark speaks openly about the complications that still plague the financial healthcare landscape. Disengagement in healthcare payments due to friction is a big problem area they strive to find the easy button for, as well as affordability from the patient perspective. Regarding their competitive advantage, Mark touts patient centricity and flexibility as their driving distinguishers within the payments healthcare space.Tune in this week to hear Mark talk about his journey to CEO, including what drew him to AccessOne, why he has never been so excited about multifactor authentication, and where he sees in the industry going in the next 2 to 3 years as it relates to a frictionless obsession.

Call Us Casters
The Heroes of Kellyburg Ep17: SUSPENSION Pt. 1

Call Us Casters

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 59:23


Well, if it isn't the consequences of my own actions! The team speaks to the head of PAIR about certain choices that were made. Mainly the murder or Eye for an Eye with the Eyes and the attacking of Gorbachev. What will happen to our heroes when they can't even do hero work? Calluscasterspod@gmail.com Instagram @Calluscasters Twitter @Calluscasters Kae as the DM: Twitter @dontlookatmehng Chris is Doctor Dark Tim as Stardream Instagram @dragonling714 Kyle as Gleam Instagram @lazerw_u.c Special Thanks: Sarah Barra - Character Illustrations Instagram @hellredsky Emeric Davis - sensitivity Consultant TikTok @emericdavis Tyler Halcomb - Main Theme song Instagram @beatsbybonez We are on stolen land! The Heroes of Kellyburg campaign is set in northwest Indiana, which is the rightful land of the Miami people, and was stolen from them through broken treaties and the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The Miami people are now based in Miami, Oklahoma. To find out more about the Miami, go to miamination.com. To find out whose land you are living on visit native-land.ca. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Stand with Eamon Dunphy
REPOST: Mikhail Gorbachev's Heroic Failure to Save The Soviet Union

The Stand with Eamon Dunphy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 25:59


John Kampfner joins Eamon to talk about Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's recent speech addressing European security and the Russian threat, the Tory Leadership race and the impact of Brexit and the Italian Election. John Kampfner is an author and journalist and was Bureau Chief for the Daily Telegraph at the time of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. John is also an Executive Director at Chatham House, leading its UK in the World initiative.Recorded on 2nd September 2022. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/the-stand-with-eamon-dunphy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Drew Mariani Show
Gorbachev Has Passed

The Drew Mariani Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 51:06


Hour 3 of The Drew Mariani Show from 8-30-22  Dr. Paul Kengor joins us on the fly to take a look at the life of Mikhail Gorbachev, who we've learned has passed away today We look back at a segment with Patti Armstrong on Holy Hacks

Bloomberg Opinion
The Best of Bloomberg Opinion

Bloomberg Opinion

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 34:16


Join us as we wrap the top stories we covered this year. Philosopher Volodymyr Yermolenko breaks down Ukrainian and Russian identities and post-war questions. Clara Ferreira Marques remembers Mikhail Gorbachev. David Fickling examines the world's bread baskets, and Cambridge professor Helen Thompson discusses the new world order.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The American Idea
Ronald Reagan and the Fight for Freedom

The American Idea

Play Episode Play 28 sec Highlight Play 16 sec Highlight Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 57:15


Jeff sits down with Chris Burkett and Greg McBrayer to discuss Ronald Reagan's famed speech at the Brandenburg Gate on 12 June 1987, in which the president called on Mikhail Gorbachev to "...tear down this wall!" Beyond this, the speech contains numerous examples of Reagan's political philosophy and his respect for individual liberty and human dignity before the state.Read two of the speeches mentioned to supplement the program: "A Time for Choosing", and his Brandenburg Gate Speech.Host: Jeff SikkengaExecutive Producer: Greg McBrayerProducer: Jeremy Gypton

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
The American Idea: Ronald Reagan and the Fight for Freedom (#51)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022


Jeff sits down with Chris Burkett and Greg McBrayer to discuss Ronald Reagan’s famed speech at the Brandenburg Gate on 12 June 1987, in which the president called on Mikhail Gorbachev to “…tear down this wall!” Beyond this, the speech contains numerous examples of Reagan’s political philosophy and his respect for individual liberty and human […]

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Reagan Foundation: Words To Live By – New Year's Day (#223)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022


On January 1, 1985, President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev addressed each other's people in an unprecedented exchange of televised New Year's greetings. Remember that in March 1985, Gorbachev came into office, after the death of former Soviet leader Chernenko and after his very long illness. Knowing the voracity of the Cold War makes […]

Words to Live By Podcast
New Year's Day

Words to Live By Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 16:06


On January 1, 1985, President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev addressed each other's people in an unprecedented exchange of televised New Year's greetings. Remember that in March 1985, Gorbachev came into office, after the death of former Soviet leader Chernenko and after his very long illness. Knowing the voracity of the Cold War makes this exchange even more meaningful. The four major American networks, ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN carried the leaders five minute speeches at 1pm EST. Even more remarkable, Soviet television agreed to broadcast Reagan's message to the Soviet people simultaneously, or at 9pm Moscow time: prime time in the Soviet Union.

The Far Middle
Leading by Inspiring

The Far Middle

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 25:47


The Far Middle episode 83 takes off with a dedication to “the Mad Stork,” aka NFL Hall of Famer Ted Hendricks. A four-time Super Bowl champion, Hendricks is “one of the greatest personalities and linebackers in NFL history,” reflects Nick. For those new to The Far Middle, Nick reminds listeners the podcast’s format is modeled after the TV series Connections. Hosted by science historian James Burke, “each episode of Connections would start with a modern innovation, and then jump back in time to show how one event linked to another, sequentially, connecting dots and making connections, hence the name of the series,” explains Nick. That innovative format serves as the structure for each Far Middle episode. As such, Ted Hendricks embodied durability, evidenced by playing in over 200 consecutive games. Durability is also important when considering what type of car to purchase, which brings us to Consumer Reports’ latest rankings on vehicle reliability. Those rankings find that electric vehicles are among the least reliable cars and trucks in the automotive industry today. Nick counters Consumer Reports’ outlook that EV reliability will improve with time. He argues that when government protects markets and subsidizes products like EVs, innovation is stifled, and continuous improvement is restrained as there’s reduced incentive for automakers to drive towards excellence. Subsidies for prodcuts like EVs are often justified under the taglines of “green is good” and “doing good by doing well.” Nick next applies these taglines in the context of LEED-certified green buildings and analyzes a new real estate report, “Green Is Good: The Enduring Rent Premium of LEED-Certified U.S. Office Buildings.” Nick reveals how the report’s title and summary don’t exactly reflect the data provided in the study. Read more on the report in Nick’s essay, “Mis“LEED”ing: Fact Versus Fiction for Green Buildings.” The next dot in this week’s Far Middle connections is the United Nations’ announcement that the world’s population has reached 8 billion, as well as unprecedented growth in life expectancy and fertility rates. Nick notes the UN attributes the growth to improvements in public health, nutrition, personal hygiene and medicine, but the UN conveniently failed to mention the leading driver, which is the importance of access to reliable and affordable energy. “Utilization of things like natural gas improves the human condition, particularly and drastically in poorer areas of the developing world,” says Nick. In closing, Nick looks back at a December 1988 address by Mikhail Gorbachev to the United Nations General Assembly. Nick shares two ironic excerpts that illustrate where Gorbachev was taking his nation in 1988, juxtaposed to where America’s leaders are taking us today. “Gorbachev in his speech, proved once again, there’s a big difference between being a leader and leading. The former is such because they simply hold power. But leading occurs only when a leader inspires, making others want to follow,” concludes Nick.

New Books in History
Vladislav M. Zubok, "Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union" (Yale UP, 2021)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 56:16


In 1945 the Soviet Union controlled half of Europe and was a founding member of the United Nations. By 1991, it had an army four million strong with five thousand nuclear-tipped missiles and was the second biggest producer of oil in the world. But soon afterward the union sank into an economic crisis and was torn apart by nationalist separatism. Its collapse was one of the seismic shifts of the twentieth century. Thirty years on, Vladislav Zubok offers a major reinterpretation of the final years of the USSR, refuting the notion that the breakup of the Soviet order was inevitable. Instead, Zubok reveals how Gorbachev's misguided reforms, intended to modernize and democratize the Soviet Union, deprived the government of resources and empowered separatism. Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union (Yale UP, 2021) sheds new light on Russian democratic populism, the Baltic struggle for independence, the crisis of Soviet finances--and the fragility of authoritarian state power. Charles Coutinho, PH. D., Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written for Chatham House's International Affairs, the Institute of Historical Research's Reviews in History and the University of Rouen's online periodical Cercles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in Central Asian Studies
Vladislav M. Zubok, "Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union" (Yale UP, 2021)

New Books in Central Asian Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 56:16


In 1945 the Soviet Union controlled half of Europe and was a founding member of the United Nations. By 1991, it had an army four million strong with five thousand nuclear-tipped missiles and was the second biggest producer of oil in the world. But soon afterward the union sank into an economic crisis and was torn apart by nationalist separatism. Its collapse was one of the seismic shifts of the twentieth century. Thirty years on, Vladislav Zubok offers a major reinterpretation of the final years of the USSR, refuting the notion that the breakup of the Soviet order was inevitable. Instead, Zubok reveals how Gorbachev's misguided reforms, intended to modernize and democratize the Soviet Union, deprived the government of resources and empowered separatism. Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union (Yale UP, 2021) sheds new light on Russian democratic populism, the Baltic struggle for independence, the crisis of Soviet finances--and the fragility of authoritarian state power. Charles Coutinho, PH. D., Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written for Chatham House's International Affairs, the Institute of Historical Research's Reviews in History and the University of Rouen's online periodical Cercles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/central-asian-studies

New Books in Eastern European Studies
Vladislav M. Zubok, "Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union" (Yale UP, 2021)

New Books in Eastern European Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 56:16


In 1945 the Soviet Union controlled half of Europe and was a founding member of the United Nations. By 1991, it had an army four million strong with five thousand nuclear-tipped missiles and was the second biggest producer of oil in the world. But soon afterward the union sank into an economic crisis and was torn apart by nationalist separatism. Its collapse was one of the seismic shifts of the twentieth century. Thirty years on, Vladislav Zubok offers a major reinterpretation of the final years of the USSR, refuting the notion that the breakup of the Soviet order was inevitable. Instead, Zubok reveals how Gorbachev's misguided reforms, intended to modernize and democratize the Soviet Union, deprived the government of resources and empowered separatism. Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union (Yale UP, 2021) sheds new light on Russian democratic populism, the Baltic struggle for independence, the crisis of Soviet finances--and the fragility of authoritarian state power. Charles Coutinho, PH. D., Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written for Chatham House's International Affairs, the Institute of Historical Research's Reviews in History and the University of Rouen's online periodical Cercles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/eastern-european-studies

New Books in Ukrainian Studies
Vladislav M. Zubok, "Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union" (Yale UP, 2021)

New Books in Ukrainian Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 56:16


In 1945 the Soviet Union controlled half of Europe and was a founding member of the United Nations. By 1991, it had an army four million strong with five thousand nuclear-tipped missiles and was the second biggest producer of oil in the world. But soon afterward the union sank into an economic crisis and was torn apart by nationalist separatism. Its collapse was one of the seismic shifts of the twentieth century. Thirty years on, Vladislav Zubok offers a major reinterpretation of the final years of the USSR, refuting the notion that the breakup of the Soviet order was inevitable. Instead, Zubok reveals how Gorbachev's misguided reforms, intended to modernize and democratize the Soviet Union, deprived the government of resources and empowered separatism. Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union (Yale UP, 2021) sheds new light on Russian democratic populism, the Baltic struggle for independence, the crisis of Soviet finances--and the fragility of authoritarian state power. Charles Coutinho, PH. D., Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written for Chatham House's International Affairs, the Institute of Historical Research's Reviews in History and the University of Rouen's online periodical Cercles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books in Russian and Eurasian Studies
Vladislav M. Zubok, "Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union" (Yale UP, 2021)

New Books in Russian and Eurasian Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 56:16


In 1945 the Soviet Union controlled half of Europe and was a founding member of the United Nations. By 1991, it had an army four million strong with five thousand nuclear-tipped missiles and was the second biggest producer of oil in the world. But soon afterward the union sank into an economic crisis and was torn apart by nationalist separatism. Its collapse was one of the seismic shifts of the twentieth century. Thirty years on, Vladislav Zubok offers a major reinterpretation of the final years of the USSR, refuting the notion that the breakup of the Soviet order was inevitable. Instead, Zubok reveals how Gorbachev's misguided reforms, intended to modernize and democratize the Soviet Union, deprived the government of resources and empowered separatism. Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union (Yale UP, 2021) sheds new light on Russian democratic populism, the Baltic struggle for independence, the crisis of Soviet finances--and the fragility of authoritarian state power. Charles Coutinho, PH. D., Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written for Chatham House's International Affairs, the Institute of Historical Research's Reviews in History and the University of Rouen's online periodical Cercles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/russian-studies

New Books in World Affairs
Vladislav M. Zubok, "Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union" (Yale UP, 2021)

New Books in World Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 56:16


In 1945 the Soviet Union controlled half of Europe and was a founding member of the United Nations. By 1991, it had an army four million strong with five thousand nuclear-tipped missiles and was the second biggest producer of oil in the world. But soon afterward the union sank into an economic crisis and was torn apart by nationalist separatism. Its collapse was one of the seismic shifts of the twentieth century. Thirty years on, Vladislav Zubok offers a major reinterpretation of the final years of the USSR, refuting the notion that the breakup of the Soviet order was inevitable. Instead, Zubok reveals how Gorbachev's misguided reforms, intended to modernize and democratize the Soviet Union, deprived the government of resources and empowered separatism. Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union (Yale UP, 2021) sheds new light on Russian democratic populism, the Baltic struggle for independence, the crisis of Soviet finances--and the fragility of authoritarian state power. Charles Coutinho, PH. D., Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written for Chatham House's International Affairs, the Institute of Historical Research's Reviews in History and the University of Rouen's online periodical Cercles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/world-affairs

New Books in Diplomatic History
Vladislav M. Zubok, "Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union" (Yale UP, 2021)

New Books in Diplomatic History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 56:16


In 1945 the Soviet Union controlled half of Europe and was a founding member of the United Nations. By 1991, it had an army four million strong with five thousand nuclear-tipped missiles and was the second biggest producer of oil in the world. But soon afterward the union sank into an economic crisis and was torn apart by nationalist separatism. Its collapse was one of the seismic shifts of the twentieth century. Thirty years on, Vladislav Zubok offers a major reinterpretation of the final years of the USSR, refuting the notion that the breakup of the Soviet order was inevitable. Instead, Zubok reveals how Gorbachev's misguided reforms, intended to modernize and democratize the Soviet Union, deprived the government of resources and empowered separatism. Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union (Yale UP, 2021) sheds new light on Russian democratic populism, the Baltic struggle for independence, the crisis of Soviet finances--and the fragility of authoritarian state power. Charles Coutinho, PH. D., Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written for Chatham House's International Affairs, the Institute of Historical Research's Reviews in History and the University of Rouen's online periodical Cercles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books Network
Vladislav M. Zubok, "Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union" (Yale UP, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 56:16


In 1945 the Soviet Union controlled half of Europe and was a founding member of the United Nations. By 1991, it had an army four million strong with five thousand nuclear-tipped missiles and was the second biggest producer of oil in the world. But soon afterward the union sank into an economic crisis and was torn apart by nationalist separatism. Its collapse was one of the seismic shifts of the twentieth century. Thirty years on, Vladislav Zubok offers a major reinterpretation of the final years of the USSR, refuting the notion that the breakup of the Soviet order was inevitable. Instead, Zubok reveals how Gorbachev's misguided reforms, intended to modernize and democratize the Soviet Union, deprived the government of resources and empowered separatism. Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union (Yale UP, 2021) sheds new light on Russian democratic populism, the Baltic struggle for independence, the crisis of Soviet finances--and the fragility of authoritarian state power. Charles Coutinho, PH. D., Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written for Chatham House's International Affairs, the Institute of Historical Research's Reviews in History and the University of Rouen's online periodical Cercles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

The Slavic Connexion
The Reception Desk: Soviet Bureaucracy with a Human Face, 1979-1985

The Slavic Connexion

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 32:18


On this episode, Lera speaks with Emily Joan Elliott of H-Net about what got her interested in Soviet and post-Soviet history and her particular focus on migration to Moscow and the Priemnaia (reception desk) of the Supreme Soviet. Per Elliott's research: "the Priemnaia received thousands of complaints and petitions annually, often from individuals or groups who argued that local soviets or enterprises failed to deliver on various aspects of their material wellbeing, including housing. But the Priemnaia also provided a place for these petitioners to voice their concerns and plead for the state to intercede on their behalf... Although the Soviet bureaucracy was a behemoth, the Priemnaia provided its citizens with direct means of engagement with government officials, cutting through red tape, and improving their material wellbeing." Thanks for listening! ABOUT THE GUEST Hailing from New York, Dr. Emily Joan Elliott is the associate director for research and publications at H-Net (https://www.h-net.org/). She received her PhD in Soviet and post-Soviet history from Michigan State University in 2019. After earning her degree, she pursued opportunities both inside and outside the academy. She has taught a broad array of courses, including the history of Russia, the Soviet Union, modern Europe, socialism, and migration. Outside the academy, she has worked as a freelance researcher and as the Special Sections Editor for the Historical Society of Michigan's magazines. She continued her foray into journalism as a reporter and then as the Managing Editor for East Lansing Info. In that role, she reported on a variety of topics, ranging from East Lansing Public Schools, Covid-19, and community disparities. PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on November 11th, 2022 at the Palmer House in Chicago during the ASEEES 2022 Convention. If you have questions, comments, or would like to be a guest on the show, please email slavxradio@utexas.edu and we will be in touch! CREDITS Host/Associate Producer: Lera Toropin (@earlportion) Associate Producer: Taylor Ham Associate Producer: Cullan Bendig (@cullanwithana) Associate Producer: Sergio Glajar Assistant Producer: Misha Simanovskyy (@MSimanovskyy) Social Media Manager: Eliza Fisher Supervising Producer: Katherine Birch Recording, Editing, and Sound Design: Michelle Daniel Music Producer: Charlie Harper (@charlieharpermusic) www.charlieharpermusic.com (Main Theme by Charlie Harper and additional background music by Ketsa, Shaolin Dub, DLay, ) Executive Producer & Creator: Michelle Daniel (@MSDaniel) 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: Emily Joan Elliott.

RevDem Podcast
How the Necessary Cold War Ended – and Why an Unnecessary One Followed It: Archie Brown on the Political and the Personal in the Relationship Between the West and the Soviet Union/Russia

RevDem Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 47:26


In this conversation with RevDem assistant editor Iker Itoiz Ciáurriz, Archie Brown – author of the recently released book The Human Factor. Gorbachev, Reagan, and Thatcher, and the End of the Cold War – explains why he approaches the end of the Cold War through the study of political leaders; explores the different personal formations and the varying relationships between his three main protagonists before and after 1985; elaborates on his views on when and how the Cold War ended; and elucidates why the relationship between Russia and the West has deteriorated in the post-Cold War decades.

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
Episode 730: Ron Insana

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 66:47


Hello There You! Thanks for checking out the show notes for today's very cool show. I recapped the news and had an awesome / best conversation with the great Ron Insana !  Stand Up is a daily podcast that I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more Ron Insana covers the most pressing economic and market issues of the day. He also delivers The Market Scoreboard Report to radio stations around the country. For over three decades, Insana has been a highly respected business journalist and money manager, who began his career at the Financial News Network in 1984 and joined CNBC when FNN and CNBC merged in 1991. Insana is well-known for his high-profile interviews, which included Presidents Clinton and Bush; billionaire investors Warren Buffett, George Soros and Julian Robertson, among others: captains of industry from Bill Gates to the late Jack Welch and Steve Jobs, top economists, analysts and global heads of state, from former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to Jordanian Queen Rania. Insana was named one of the “Top 100 Business News Journalists of the 20th Century” and was nominated for a news and documentary Emmy for his role in NBC's coverage of 9/11. He has authored four books on Wall Street and is a highly regarded lecturer on domestic and global economics, financial markets and economic policy issues. Insana graduated with honors from California State University at Northridge. Follow Ron Insana on Twitter @rinsana. Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page

Ralph Nader Radio Hour
Ukraine: Senseless Conflict

Ralph Nader Radio Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 95:34


On this week of Thanksgiving, Ralph welcomes two distinguished anti-war activists and Nobel Peace Prize nominees, Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODE Pink to discuss her book “War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict” and David Swanson of World Beyond War to not only put the conflict in Ukraine in context but also to reveal the financial incentives that drive endless war.Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. Her most recent book, coauthored with Nicolas J.S. Davies, is War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict.I remember everybody was talking about the peace dividend: “Hey, the Soviet Union collapsed. Now, we can shrink the military budget. We can disarm more. We can put the money back into communities. We can rebuild and restore America's public works— our so-called infrastructure.” We didn't count on the profit motive of the determined, deliberate, limitless greed and power of the military industrial complex.Ralph NaderWe have a history of the US making coups in countries around the world. And it's oftentimes decades after those coups that we find out the information about the extent of US involvement. That will be the case in [Ukraine] as well.Medea BenjaminWe are looking sector by sector about how to mobilize and put pressure on our Congress and directly on the White House. Because I think that it's the only way that we, in this country, can use our influence. And we must do it.Medea BenjaminDavid Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, radio host and Nobel Peace Prize nominee. He is executive director of World BEYOND War and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. His books include War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War.When you see these videos contrasting “all the money going to Ukraine” and the homelessness problem and the poverty problem in the United States, we shouldn't imagine this money as benefiting the people of Ukraine at the expense of benefiting the people of the United States. It's exacerbating and prolonging a war that is devastating the people of Ukraine.David SwansonThey've made war something that involves no US lives— or very, very few, and not officially a US war—and they've made it all about assisting a “struggling little democracy” against a “brutal authoritarian dictatorship”. And it has been the most phenomenal propaganda success I can recall or have read about in history.David SwansonBruce Fein is a Constitutional scholar and an expert on international law.  Mr. Fein was Associate Deputy Attorney General under Ronald Reagan and he is the author of Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy, and American Empire: Before the Fall.NATO expansion only happened because the Senate ratified the inclusion of all of these new countries in amending the NATO treaty. So, Congress is a partner with the President in flouting the pledges to Gorbachev (at the time) against further NATO expansion east after the collapse and dissolution of the Soviet Union. Just another example of congressional dereliction.Bruce Fein Get full access to Ralph Nader Radio Hour at www.ralphnaderradiohour.com/subscribe

Notes from Poland
The life and politics of the Kaczyński brothers

Notes from Poland

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 60:31


This week, in a reversal of roles, Notes from Poland editor-at-large Stanley Bill is in the podcast hot seat, speaking about the life and politics of Lech and Jarosław Kaczyński in an interview with Tom Leeman, a researcher based in London.This conversation was recorded jointly with Leeman's podcast, The Hated and the Dead, which features discussions of the most influential contemporary political figures from across the world. Recent episodes cover Angela Merkel, Viktor Orban, Xi Jinping, and Mikhail Gorbachev, among many others. In this episode, we explore the success and significance of the Kaczyńskis and their politics.Also check out our recent interview with Poland's deputy foreign minister Arkadiusz Mularczyk on the Polish government's war reparations claims of approximately $1.3 trillion against Germany.Producer: Sebastian LeśniewskiSupport the show

History As It Happens
Reagan's Vision

History As It Happens

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 71:54


After some of the coldest years of the Cold War came a thaw in U.S.-Soviet relations that witnessed historic summits and the signing of groundbreaking disarmament pacts. In this episode, historian William Inboden discusses the pillars of Ronald Reagan's foreign policy and why, in his view, his strategy of “peace through strength” brought about a peaceful end to the Cold War and a world without Soviet Communism. By bolstering U.S. alliances and supporting anti-Communist insurgencies throughout the Third World, Inboden contends the Reagan administration's statecraft pressured the USSR to produce a reform-minded leader willing to negotiate. In 1985, that was Mikhail Gorbachev. In Inboden's work is an argument that Republicans today would be wise to reclaim Reagan's approach of engaging with the world and embracing multilateral agreements and collective security alliances.

Chatter
#299 - Hrvoje Morić: What The Collapse of FTX Means, CBDCs, UN & The Lucis Trust

Chatter

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 64:00


Hrvoje Morić, the host and producer of The Geopolitics & Empire Podcast, was my guest on today's show. He was bred between the two worlds of America and his ethnic homeland of Yugoslavia/Croatia, moving back and forth between the two countries. His name literally means “Croat”. He is also a naturalized Mexican, fluent in English/Croato-Serbian/Spanish, and truly a proud citizen of all three nations! In this episode we go deep on what the collapse of FTX means, his scepticism about the crypto markets, CBDCs, the UN and the Lucis Trust - a strange Satan/Light worshipping group who partner with the United Nations. From 2008-2009 Hrvoje obtained a Master of International Relations from the Geneva School of Diplomacy in Switzerland, where he also worked as a staff assistant with the Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations. In 2017, under the auspices of Sharon Tennison's “Center for Citizen Initiatives” and together with 30 other American “citizen diplomats”, he visited Russia for three weeks and met with academics, businessmen, citizens, and politicians, including former president Mikhail Gorbachev, to discuss U.S.-Russia relations with the hope of bringing the Russian people's desire for peace to the attention of U.S. citizens and policy makers in Washington in the hopes of staving off Armageddon. https://twitter.com/HrvojePM  https://maajidnawaz.substack.com/p/how-the-collapse-of-sam-bankman-frieds  https://www.tiktok.com/@gritcapital/video/7165591266221133062?is_from_webapp=v1&item_id=7165591266221133062&web_id=7047972562878105093  https://ton.twitter.com/i/ton/data/dm/1591397531849744389/1591397524245721090/zDfdmCse.jpg:small  https://ton.twitter.com/i/ton/data/dm/1591397497141870597/1591397489009385473/KMuQcCV3.jpg:medium  https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/11/breaking-exclusive-tens-billions-transferred-ukraine-using-ftx-crypto-currency-laundered-back-democrats-us/  https://www.theverge.com/2022/11/15/23459268/sam-bankman-fried-ftx-bankruptcy-crypto-lobbying-washington?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter  https://web.archive.org/web/20221112234707/https://www.weforum.org/organizations/ftx  https://www.lucistrust.org/  https://thesolitaryreaper.substack.com/p/technocratic-biofascism-in-full-swing  https://ussanews.com/2022/11/15/here-come-programmable-dollars-new-york-fed-and-12-banking-giants-launch-digital-dollar-test/  Guys in the Flag Jackets - https://www.buzzsprout.com/1895712  Check out OpenAudible - https://openaudible.org/  Sign Up For The Chance To Win A Free Copy - https://www.getrevue.co/profile/thejist  HELP ME CROWDFUND MY GAMESTOP BOOK. Go to https://wen-moon.com  to join the crowdfunding campaign and pre-order To The Moon: The GameStop Saga! You can listen to the show on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/76UxJtSxGEUg4ZCF0TKLpB  Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chatter/id1273192590  Google Podcasts - https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5wb2RpYW50LmNvL2NoYXR0ZXIvcnNzLnhtbA  And all major podcast platforms.  Watch Us On Odysee.com - https://odysee.com/$/invite/@TheJist:4   Sign up and watch videos to earn crypto-currency!  Buy Brexit: The Establishment Civil War - https://amzn.to/39XXVjq  Mailing List - https://www.getrevue.co/profile/thejist  Twitter - https://twitter.com/Give_Me_TheJist  Website - https://thejist.co.uk/  Music from Just Jim – https://soundcloud.com/justjim   

Nixon and Watergate
Episode 159 RICHARD NIXON and WATERGATE 1974 The Fall , The Relationship with Anatoly Dobrynin, ( Tape Series 7 edition 1)

Nixon and Watergate

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 80:04


From Wikipedia:" Anatoly Fyodorovich Dobrynin (Russian: Анато́лий Фёдорович Добры́нин, 16 November 1919 – 6 April 2010) was a Soviet statesman, diplomat, and politician. He was the Soviet ambassador to the United States for more than two decades, from 1962 to 1986.He attracted notoriety among the American public during and after the Cuban Missile Crisis at the beginning of his ambassadorship, when he denied the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba. However, he did not know until days later that Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev had already sent the missiles and that the Americans already had photographs of them. Between 1968 and 1974, he was known as the Soviet end of the Kissinger–Dobrynin direct communication and negotiation link between the Nixon administration and the Soviet Politburo. "Dobrynin served as the Soviet Ambassador throughout the height of the Cold War during the terms of six American Presidents, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. He served under Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov, Konstantin Chernenko, and Mikhail Gorbachev.  He was an instrumental figure in the relationship between the Soviet Union and the United States during all of that time but never more so than during the Nixon years. He was a direct line to the Kremlin and that line helped get us out of Vietnam. In this episode we look back at the relationship between Anatoly Dobrynin and Henry Kissinger during the Presidency of Richard Nixon. We see diplomacy practiced with extraordinary expertise, and candor, as both sides work to ease the tensions of the Cold War, and find an exit for America from Vietnam. Much of what these two episodes present come from the writings of Dr. Luke Nichter, America's leading expert on the Richard Nixon Administration, as he leads us through this treasure of phone calls and meetings at a particularly important moments of the era.  Questions or comments at , Randalrgw1@aol.com , https://twitter.com/randal_wallace , and http://www.randalwallace.com/Please Leave us a review at wherever you get your podcastsThanks for listening!!

School of War
Ep 49: William Inboden on Ronald Reagan

School of War

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 55:37


William Inboden, executive director and William Powers, Jr. Chair at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin and author of The Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan, the Cold War, and the World on the Brink, joins the show to discuss Ronald Reagan's foreign policy. ▪️ Times  • 01:32 Introduction • 02:09 Inheriting détente  • 06:13 The Soviet understanding • 09:56 Deterring strength, exploiting weakness  • 13:42 Religious Reagan • 17:32 Bush as teammate • 20:54 Win without fighting • 25:47 Contradictions • 30:00 South and Central America • 35:35 Gorbachev • 40:23 Did Reagan's approach work? • 43:53 Kissinger • 45:09 Reagan as manager • 50:07 Reagan's legacy on the Right

Decouple
An American Doctor's Experience of the Chernobyl Accident

Decouple

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 40:00


A very special guest, Dr. Robert Gale, a physician and medical researcher who pioneered knowledge on bone marrow transplantation and the molecular biology and immunology of leukemia, shares his first-hand perspective on the radiation impacts of nuclear accidents, LNT, and other radiation-related topics. As a world expert in his field, Dr. Gale was asked in 1986 by Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev to coordinate medical relief efforts for victims immediately after the Chernobyl accident. He has since coordinated medical responses to nuclear accidents in Brazil and Japan. Dr. Gale has published over 1000 scientific articles and more than 20 books, mostly on leukemia (biology and treatment), transplantation (biology, immunology and treatment), cancer immunology and radiation (biological effects and accident response). He has written on medical topics, nuclear energy and weapons and politics of US-Soviet relations in articles for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today and Wall Street Journal. He has received many awards for his scientific achievements and contributions including the Presidential Award, New York Academy of Science, Scientist of Distinction Award Weizmann Institute of Science, Distinguished Alumni Award from Hobart College and Intra-Science Research Foundation Award. He holds honorary degrees including D.Sc. from Albany Medical College, L.H.D. from Hobart College and D.P.S from MacMurray College.

Eyewitness History
"Walking Toward Me All Of A Sudden, Is United States Secret Service And Ronald Reagan Himself"; Josh Speaks With Reagan's Former Assistant

Eyewitness History

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 46:52


President Ronald Reagan chose Peggy Grande to work at his side for 10 years, and together they created a powerful partnership. Serving as his post-presidency Executive Assistant, Peggy was the liaison between Ronald Reagan and his staff, the public, local dignitaries and world leaders. She ensured that his events, travel, personal and political relationships and day to day operations were handled efficiently and effectively.She drafted and managed correspondence for his original signature, reviewed invitations, scheduled visitors, appointments and phone calls and attended to a wide range of office and personal needs. Peggy traveled with him, serving as his post-presidency official photographer which gave her a behind the scenes view of his private interactions with everyone from the general public to heads of state, including Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, Brian Mulroney, Helmut Kohl and even a saint – Mother Teresa.As a keynote speaker, Peggy shares principles of leadership and excellence with corporations, non-profits, C-Suites, political groups, students and executive assistants. She is a certified consultant for the Fascination Assessment, and uses it to help individuals and companies discover and articulate their highest value. She is an international opinion writer and regular television and radio commentator.Peggy is a graduate of Pepperdine University. She lives in Los Angeles.Find out more about Peggy at: https://peggygrande.com/about/

America's Roundtable
A Conversation with Peter M. Robinson | The Fall of the Berlin Wall | President Ronald Reagan's Principled Leadership | Virtue — Essential for a Functioning Democracy

America's Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 40:20


Join America's Roundtable (https://americasrt.com/) Radio co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy in a conversation with Peter M. Robinson, Murdoch Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Host of Uncommon Knowledge (https://www.hoover.org/publications/uncommon-knowledge)™ — Hoover's Video Series Program and Former Special Assistant and Speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan. Peter Robinson is the Murdoch Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes about business and politics, edits Hoover's quarterly journal, the Hoover Digest (https://www.hoover.org/publications/hoover-digest), and hosts Hoover's video series program, Uncommon Knowledge (https://www.hoover.org/publications/uncommon-knowledge)™. Robinson spent six years in the White House, serving from 1982 to 1983 as chief speechwriter to Vice President George Bush and from 1983 to 1988 as special assistant and speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan. He wrote the historic Berlin Wall address in which President Reagan called on General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall!" The conversation will begin by focusing on the 33rd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. On November 9, 1989, five days after a major peaceful protest in East Berlin which gathered half a million people, the communist rulers gave permission for gates along the Berlin Wall to be opened. The fall of Communist Eastern Europe was hastened by the principled leadership of President Ronald Reagan joined by then-UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, Germany's Helmut Kohl, Vaclav Havel, leaders within Poland, and other countries in the Soviet block yearning for freedom. The historic day reminded the world of a speech that was delivered on June 12, 1987 by President Ronald Reagan when he shared these words (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX00QkvK-mQ&feature=youtu.be): "_Behind me stands a wall that encircles the free sectors of this city, part of a vast system of barriers that divides the entire continent of Europe. . . . Standing before the Brandenburg Gate, every man is a German, separated from his fellow men. Every man is a Berliner, forced to look upon a scar. . . . As long as this gate is closed, as long as this scar of a wall is permitted to stand, it is not the German question alone that remains open, but the question of freedom for all mankind. . . . General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!_" —Ronald Reagan, address at the Brandenburg Gate, June 12, 1987 Topics covered on America's Roundtable (https://americasrt.com/): — Reflecting on the 33rd Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. — President Ronald Reagan's principled leadership and his clear articulation of moral clarity based on timeless principles and values. —Peter Robinson shares the real story behind the speech in Berlin, how the message captured the realities on the ground during the Cold War, and the opposition by advisors opposing Reagan's challenge to Gorbachev. — The Unfinished Work in advancing freedom and the rule of law in Eastern Europe. — Brief observations of the US midterm elections and public policies in America. Bio | Peter M. Robinson (https://www.hoover.org/profiles/peter-m-robinson) Peter M. Robinson is the Murdoch Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes about business and politics, edits Hoover's quarterly journal, the Hoover Digest (https://www.hoover.org/publications/hoover-digest), and hosts Hoover's video series program, Uncommon Knowledge (https://www.hoover.org/publications/uncommon-knowledge)™. Robinson is also the author of three books: How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life (Regan Books, 2003); It's My Party: A Republican's Messy Love Affair with the GOP, (Warner Books, 2000); and the best-selling business book Snapshots from Hell: The Making of an MBA (Warner Books, 1994; still available in paperback). In 1979, he graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College, where he majored in English. He went on to study politics, philosophy, and economics at Oxford University, from which he graduated in 1982. Robinson spent six years in the White House, serving from 1982 to 1983 as chief speechwriter to Vice President George Bush and from 1983 to 1988 as special assistant and speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan. He wrote the historic Berlin Wall address in which President Reagan called on General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall!" After the White House, Robinson attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. (The journal he kept formed the basis for Snapshots from Hell.) He graduated with an MBA in 1990. Robinson then spent a year in New York City with Fox Television, reporting to the owner of the company, Rupert Murdoch. He spent a second year in Washington, D.C., with the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he served as the director of the Office of Public Affairs, Policy Evaluation, and Research. Robinson joined the Hoover Institution in 1993. The author of numerous essays and interviews, Robinson has published in the New York Times, Red Herring, and Forbes ASAP, the Wall Street Journal, and National Review Online. He is the editor of Can Congress Be Fixed?: Five Essays on Congressional Reform (Hoover Institution Press, 1995). Further reading: “Tear Down This Wall” | How Top Advisers Opposed Reagan's Challenge to Gorbachev—But Lost (https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2007/summer/berlin.html) Visit Uncommon Knowledge (https://www.hoover.org/publications/uncommon-knowledge)™ americasrt.com (https://americasrt.com/) https://ileaderssummit.org/ | https://jerusalemleaderssummit.com/ America's Roundtable on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/americas-roundtable/id1518878472 Twitter: @pmrobinson @ileaderssummit @AmericasRT @NatashaSrdoc @JoelAnandUSA @supertalk America's Roundtable is co-hosted by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders of International Leaders Summit and the Jerusalem Leaders Summit. America's Roundtable (https://americasrt.com/) radio program - a strategic initiative of International Leaders Summit, focuses on America's economy, healthcare reform, rule of law, security and trade, and its strategic partnership with rule of law nations around the world. The radio program features high-ranking US administration officials, cabinet members, members of Congress, state government officials, distinguished diplomats, business and media leaders and influential thinkers from around the world. Tune into America's Roundtable Radio program from Washington, DC via live streaming on Saturday mornings via 65 radio stations at 7:30 A.M. (ET) on Lanser Broadcasting Corporation covering the Michigan and the Midwest market, and at 7:30 A.M. (CT) on SuperTalk Mississippi — SuperTalk.FM reaching listeners in every county within the State of Mississippi, and neighboring states in the South including Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee. Listen to America's Roundtable on digital platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon, Google and other key online platforms. Listen live, Saturdays at 7:30 A.M. (CT) on SuperTalk | https://www.supertalk.fm

The Chris Voss Show
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Personality and Power: Builders and Destroyers of Modern Europe by Ian Kershaw

The Chris Voss Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 46:53


Personality and Power: Builders and Destroyers of Modern Europe by Ian Kershaw How far can a single leader alter the course of history? From one of the leading historians of twentieth-century Europe and the author of the definitive biography of Hitler, Personality and Power is a masterful reckoning with how character conspired with opportunity to create the modern age's uniquely devastating despots—and how and why other countries found better paths. The modern era saw the emergence of individuals who had command over a terrifying array of instruments of control, persuasion and death. Whole societies were reshaped and wars were fought, often with a merciless contempt for the most basic norms. At the summit of these societies were leaders whose personalities somehow enabled them to do whatever they wished, regardless of the consequences for others. Ian Kershaw's new book is a compelling, lucid and challenging attempt to understand these rulers, whether those operating on the widest stage (Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini) or with a more national impact (Tito, Franco). What was it about these leaders, and the times in which they lived, that allowed them such untrammelled and murderous power? And what brought that era to an end? In a contrasting group of profiles—from Churchill to de Gaulle, Adenauer to Gorbachev and Thatcher to Kohl)—Kershaw uses his exceptional skills as an iconic historian to explore how strikingly different figures wielded power.

My Mom Thinks You're Dumb
This os Episode 6 but watch 5 of the great movie G-Day!

My Mom Thinks You're Dumb

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 62:02


We get into it!! We ask the hard hitting questions this week such as: Soviet punches or American punches?,  did Gorbachev start the slow clap?,  and is Groundhog Day one of the greatest movies ever made?  (Spoilers: 17, yes, and of course yes)Visit MMTYDPODCAST.COM for merchandise and sponsorship opportunities!!  Thanks to you all and love for the moms!

DIY MFA Radio
435: Family, Soviet History, and the Power of Art in Historical Fiction - Interview

DIY MFA Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 44:27


Today, Lori is interviewing Suzanne Parry. They'll be talking about the power of art and her book Lost Souls of Leningrad. A former European security specialist, Suzanne writes historical fiction about the Soviet Union. She studied Russian in Moscow and earned a Master's from Princeton University before joining the US Department of Defense. While at the Pentagon, she helped negotiate the first security agreement of the Gorbachev era. She raised a large family, taught university, and coached high school cross-country and track for fifteen years before embarking on a writing career. A veteran of several dozen marathons on six continents, Suzanne now runs slowly and not very far.  You can find her on her website or follow her on Facebook, and Instagram.   In this episode Suzanne Parry and Lori discuss: Writing a story that people will read about a particularly gruesome event. Structuring the chapter format and perspective to support the story you're telling. Exploring the bonds that art creates between people.   Plus, her #1 tip for writers. For more info and show notes: diymfa.com/435

Your Lot and Parcel
The Key to Enjoying Retirement

Your Lot and Parcel

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 33:56


 My guest has a rich life history, from participating in the emergence of the new capitalism in the Soviet Union, and not to mention dealing with the Russian Mafia in several memorable encounters.He witnessed history when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.President George H. Bush asked Henry Quinlan to organize the publishing of the children's book, "Make Way for Ducklings" in Russia in 1991, as well as the erection of the statutes of the ducklings in Moscow. He attended the State Dinner President Bush hosted in honor of President Gorbachev in August of 1991 in Moscow. And there is much more! www.hmqpublisher.comhttp://www.yourlotandparcel.org

The Missing Conversation
The Americans: More Unity Through Understanding - Episode 70

The Missing Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 23:24


This week, Robert and Dave switch gears back to the series focused on a few shows that bring meaning and potential benefit in the media. Specifically, television shows that possess themes crucial to wake us up from the dangers that we are facing, prejudices we have, and ideas that support survival on the planet. Highlighted today is The Americans. We cannot help but love the Russian family that is portrayed as spies planted in the United States in this show. Not only how the main characters love each other, but how they love their kids. These relationships humanize them in such a way as to melt the barrier between them and us watching in our living rooms. The upper echelons of the power of Putin are as corrupt as it gets, representing the most disturbed leaders like Hitler, Stalin, and the worst elements of Trump. These authoritarian influences guide us into black-and-white thinking that blocks many of us from seeing how similar all of our needs and desires are as people.  The Americans takes place during The Cold War, under the leadership of Gorbachev in Robert's eyes, more than any other leader in America or Russia, he spoke to world peace. Gorbachev declared an innocence and a common responsibility to negate nuclear war. The Americans, as a TV show, revealed common elements that allowed universal humanness and collective responsibility to be seen. The key is not to see each side as equal, but to be able to see the fragility and the massive contradictions on both sides. We need to teach our kids that we too have made our mistakes and that it is important for us to be humble as a country to try and create as much unity as possible when our country and world are so threatened. Read the transcription and listen to this episode on The Global Bridge Foundation website.

Citation Needed
The August Coup

Citation Needed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 33:29


The 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt, also known as the August Coup,[a] was a failed attempt by hardliners of the Soviet Union's Communist Party to forcibly seize control of the country from Mikhail Gorbachev, who was Soviet President and General Secretary of the Communist Party at the time. The coup leaders consisted of top military and civilian officials, including Vice President Gennady Yanayev, who together formed the State Committee on the State of Emergency (GKChP). They opposed Gorbachev's reform program, were angry at the loss of control over Eastern European states and fearful of the USSR's New Union Treaty which was on the verge of being signed. The treaty was to decentralize much of the central Soviet government's power and distribute it among its fifteen republics.

One Radio Network
10.25.22 Armstrong

One Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 104:47


ORN Martin Armstrong show notes 10/25/22 US sanctions over Russia are a nail in our coffin. Including other countries in our sanctions violated international law. Undermining rule of law. NATO wanted Russia to join NATO in 1991. Story about failed Gorbachev coup, Yeltsin in interim, and Putin come to power. Documents show Clinton part of getting Putin in and communist takeover. People behind Putin are far worse. The communists are still there. Putin criticized by Russian hardliners for being too nostalgic about Ukraine, the root of Russia. He didn't want to destroy it. Ukraine not a nation before 1991. Area east of Dnieper River was always Russian empire. Yeltsin forced out of power over fraudulent transaction at Bank of New York in July 1999. He picked Putin to succeed. Biden administration is controlling Zelensky. Zelensky told not to negotiate. Said Ukraine would rearm with nuclear weapons. It's a war for climate change. 55% of Russian economy is fossil fuels. West wants to cut off ability of Russia to sell fossil fuels. US wanted to invade Syria because Syria wanted to run a pipeline. US invasion of Iraq is old story of projections that US will take out the dictator and the people will cheer and support the US. Invading countries take out the power grid first. Putin only now is taking out the Ukrainian power grid. Hardliners want Putin out. US blew up the Nordstream pipeline. A drone was discovered, Sweden not saying whose it was. The problem is having standing armies. US second amendment was supposed to enable a militia. They have to always demonize Russia. Every prior leader has always sought world peace. Only the opposite now. Not one leader is talking peace. They just want war. They need war because the financial system is collapsing. They plan to default on debts and start over again. Kissinger is very smart. Every president since Nixon has invited him to the White House except Biden. US history of false flags. They never tell the truth about anything. Removing Russia from SWIFT gave China the go ahead to initiate their CIPS financial system. Neocons on both sides, Republican and Democrat. Ukrainian Nazis horrified even the German Nazis. Deep-rooted hatred between Russia and Ukraine. Even the IMF refused to give Ukraine money until they cleaned up their corruption. Major area for laundering money. Minsk agreement that NATO would stay out of Ukraine. Donbass supposed to vote and form their own republic then. US started the civil war in Ukraine in 2014. US wanted Yanukovych out, forced protests and new election. Attacks on Donbass started then. November 7 is US election but also a critical time for the Ukrainian war. Will there be a false flag before the election? US, UK, France, Turkey warned by Russia that Ukraine will set off a dirty bomb. Armstrong's SOCRATES computer and its successful predictions. Japan has 2nd largest sovereign debt. Will fall before the US does. Uncertainty created about their financial system, so capital comes to the US. EU money also coming to the US now, because of liquidity crisis. FED creates money when it takes in debt. Yellen is shortening the yield curve. Biden is increasing expenditures dramatically. Bank needs a balance sheet to buy debt. Debt increasing so fast that banks can't buy debt. Yellen will buy 30 year bonds from the market and then issue short term debt as a swap. Is making the Treasury more susceptible to interest rate changes. Phase 1 was repo crisis. US wouldn't sell to European banks. The first crack in confidence. Now in Phase 2. Crack in confidence in government debt itself. Phase 3 is a complete collapse. They go into war to get out of this. Armstrong's new book, The Seizure of Russia.

KPFA - Letters and Politics
Left Perspectives of the War in Ukraine: A Conversation with Katrina vanden Heuvel

KPFA - Letters and Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022


Guest: Katrina Vanden Heuvel is editorial director and publisher of The Nation and a columnist for The Washington Post.  She is the author of several books, including The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama, and co-author (with Stephen F. Cohen) of Voices of Glasnost: Interviews with Gorbachev's Reformers.   She wrote in the Nation the piece The Cuban Missile Crisis Was 60 Years Ago, but It's Urgently Relevant Today: That pivotal moment proves that de-escalation and diplomacy can prevail. Photo credit: Katrina vanden Heuvel on Wikimedia And Antiterrorist Operation in Eastern Ukraine on Flickr The post Left Perspectives of the War in Ukraine: A Conversation with Katrina vanden Heuvel appeared first on KPFA.

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Reaganism: The New Cold War with Thom Shanker (#136)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022


On this episode of Reaganism, Roger sits down with Thom Shanker, who is currently the Director of the Project for Media and National Security at the George Washington University. Earlier in his career, he was a Moscow correspondent for the Chicago Tribune during Mikhail Gorbachev's rise through the collapse of the Soviet Union. In light […]

Fate of Fact
October 11th: The Reykjavík Summit

Fate of Fact

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 6:25 Very Popular


On October 11, 1986, Reagan and Gorbachev meet at Rekyavik, Iceland. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper
Katrina vanden Heuvel on Gorbachev's legacy and the Ukraine proxy war

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 56:31


Click here for the full episode: https://usefulidiots.substack.com/p/extended-episode-katrina-vanden-heuvel?r=je5va&s=w&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web Become a Useful Idiot for extended interviews and bonus content at http://usefulidiots.substack.com “We need to not treat the idea of peace as subversive.” Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher and editorial director of The Nation, predicts a dark cold war ahead if our leaders continue their craven militarism. The first step, she says, is talking about it openly, which, sadly, the media won't do. “The crisis is on us. And there's a lack not only of preparedness but of thinking about the crisis.” Katrina, who was close with the late Mikhail Gorbachev, shares the leader's personal thoughts on peace, nuclear weapons, and the worsening relationship between US and Russian presidents. She calls Gorbachev “a great reformer in his country's tormented history.” And shares some private stories about him too. And she reflects on her late husband, scholar Stephen Cohen, when we react to a video of him offering a very prescient analysis of the new Cold War. Plus, Biden does fascist Roger Waters, Liz Truss wants to nuke you, and the latest in terrible Trump-themed drinks. It's all this, and more, on this week's episode of Useful Idiots. Check it out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The World and Everything In It
9.6.22 Mikhail Gorbachev, Homeschooling, Classic Book, Whitney Willliams commentary

The World and Everything In It

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 28:31 Very Popular


The legacy of the last Soviet leader, homeschooling is continuing to rise after it experienced an explosion in numbers during the pandemic, and a book to help Christians see through some of the false claims of Darwinian evolution. Plus: commentary from Whitney Williams, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from the Mission Focused Men for Christ podcast. This month: helping fathers protect their families from enticing, but false, worldviews --that's Mission Focused Men for Christ on your podcast app.From Ridge Haven, the camp and retreat center of the PCA in NC and Iowa. With extensive lodging, dining, and recreational offerings, Ridge Haven serves retreat groups of all sizes and ages, year-round. To book your next retreat visit ridgehaven.org And from members of Ambassadors Impact Network who collaborate to fund early stage business exclusively managed by leaders devoted to making Jesus known through their lives and work. More at ambassadorsimpact.com.

Mark Levin Podcast
Mark Levin Audio Rewind - 9/5/22

Mark Levin Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 115:33 Very Popular


On Monday's Mark Levin Show, we bring you the best of Mark Levin on Labor Day. While the establishment claims that Republican candidates are running on the unconstitutional raid at Mar-a-Lago it simply isn't true. Despite much talk about it, candidates must run on their records and against President Biden's. Lamentably, there is no establishment media for the conservative movement so 'We The People' must fight like we're behind, in order to win seats in Congress this November. Then, the media portrays the midterm elections as a national election but not a single candidate will represent the nation. Instead, they will represent individual congressional districts so one should view much of this data as skewed and be skeptical of it. Then, President Biden gave an address from Independence Hall in Philadelphia where the American Revolution was launched. Biden and the Democrats keep alienating and lying to the American people and the people keep pretending to believe it. Afterward, isn't the open border an attack on democracy? Why is Biden funding the police? Because the Democrats defunded them and now cities across America are suffering. Incidentally, the Democrats blame the Republicans for this. Afterward, Mikhail Gorbachev passed away. Gorbachev was critical of Putin saying he's created a sham democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Newt's World
Episode 454: Newt Answers Your Questions

Newt's World

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 27:12 Very Popular


Newt is joined by members of his Inner Circle membership club and he discusses Mikhail Gorbachev's legacy, the one-year anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the election cycle in the month of August, in a town hall style meeting.  Become a member of Newt's Inner Circle today at http://newtsinnercircle.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Daily
How Gorbachev Changed the World

The Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 41:57 Very Popular


Few leaders have had as profound an effect on their time as Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, who died this week at 91.It was not Mr. Gorbachev's intention to liquidate the Soviet empire when he came to power in 1985. But after little more than six tumultuous years, he had lifted the Iron Curtain and presided over the dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, ending the Cold War.Guest: Serge Schmemann, a member of The New York Times's editorial board.Background reading: Adopting principles of glasnost and perestroika, Mr. Gorbachev weighed the legacy of seven decades of Communist rule and set a new course, decisively altering the political climate of the world.With the war in Ukraine, Russia's current leader, Vladimir V. Putin, is trying to unravel Mr. Gorbachev's legacy.For more information on today's episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday. 

The Ben Shapiro Show
Ep. 1565 - Mikhail Gorbachev Is Dead

The Ben Shapiro Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 45:30 Very Popular


Click here to join the member exclusive portion of my show: https://utm.io/ueSEj The last leader of the USSR dies, and receives the endless plaudits of the media; Joe Biden visits Pennsylvania and spouts absolute nonsense; and Mexican drug cartels dominate the fentanyl market.   Become a DailyWire+ member today and tune in to Backstage TONIGHT at 7pm Eastern: https://utm.io/ueMfc     — Today's Sponsors: Protect your online privacy with ExpressVPN. Get 3 Months FREE! EXPRESSVPN.com/BEN  Helix Mattresses are made to match your unique sleep preferences. Go to HelixSleep.com/BEN and get up to $200 OFF + 2 FREE pillows with all mattress orders! Podium is a multi-product platform that's modernizing the way local business gets done. Get Started for Free! www.Podium.com/shapiro Stop funding woke corporate agendas. Switch to PureTalk instead. Save 50% OFF your 1st month! Enter promo code SHAPIRO at puretalk.com Own a gun? Join the USCCA today for the peace of mind trusted by over 600,000 Americans. Get a FREE Concealed Carry and Family Defense Guide + a chance to win $1,000 toward a firearm purchase.Text BEN to 87222 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Sean Hannity Show
Remembering Gorbachev - August 31st, Hour 2

The Sean Hannity Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 31:19


Joe Pags fills in for the vacationing Sean and digs into the recent news that Former Russian President Gorbachev died at age 91.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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