Americans today have an almost identical recollection of World War Two as the “good war”, fought by their forebears against maniacally evil “Nazis” and “Japs”. Yet how much do we really know about that crucial event and the decades of complex European history preceding it? Why, and for whom, were the twentieth century’s world wars actually waged?
M.S. “Mike” King joins James to discuss his book The Bad War: The Truth Never Taught About World War 2. Mike is a private investigative journalist, researcher, and political analyst based in the New York City area. A 1987 graduate of Rutgers University, he spent 30 years in marketing and advertising–areas of expertise that have equipped him with a unique perspective when it comes to understanding how “public opinion” on decisive issues and events has been scientifically manufactured for at least a century.
On this edition James speaks with philosopher and esotericist Neil Kramer on the relationships between empire, education, and the modern psyche. Kramer argues that the world is at an important crossroads where people increasingly question their misplaced faith in traditional institutions and the experiences they seek to govern. Today human beings are commensurately discovering their own power as individuals, and using this empowerment to question the collectivist ideas and attitudes fostered by today’s mass media and schooling.
Neil Kramer’s research, writing and multimedia endeavors focus on spirituality, mysticism, and metaphysics. He explores the relationship between inner development and the many social and cultural factors that influence our everyday lives. Kramer emphasizes embracing truth and confronting the negative in a journey to transform self.
On this encore edition originally recorded in July 2014 James is joined by independent journalist and author Jon Rappoport. Mr. Rappoport is one of the most thoughtful and prolific investigative reporters of our time, having written articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon ran as a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California, and has also delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences throughout the world.
On this episode James speaks with historian James Perloff about the hidden elite influences on American society, politics and history over the past century. Mr. Perloff is the author of, most recently, Truth is a Lonely Warrior (2013) and the classic The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline (1988). He has conducted research and published articles on America’s hidden history for over thirty years.
On this week’s edition James speaks with colleague and University of California David Professor Darrell Hamamoto. They discuss the UC’s recent persecution of Hamamoto for his outspokenness on controversial issues in the classroom, the “managed consent” of orthodox academic ethnic studies and multiculturalism, and Hamamoto’s new book, Servitors of Empire: Studies in the Dark Side of Asian America (TrineDay 2014).