Obama gave an address to the United Nations in which he admitted that nation building does not work and that the US cannot control the world.
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President Obama does not know what to do in response to the Brussels explosions while talking heads on TV demand action.
President Obama, with his characteristic diffidence, has announced his “liberation” from the Washington foreign-policy “playbook,” but the national security elite is already striking back, writes Gareth Porter.
President Obama promised to create a more "open" government, but has done the exact opposite. He has fooled the liberals and served as a mouthpiece of power.
We Americans have put "all our faith in the intelligence agencies," author and historian Lloyd Gardner warns.
James Clapper told Congress that the NSA is considering expanding its surveillance powers to be able to use all internet devices to spy on people in their homes.
Retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson talks about the the unfixable corruption inside the establishment and the corporate interests driving foreign policy.
A review of the new best-selling book The Devil's Chessboard by James DiEugenio.
Tune in for another absolutely enlightening episode of Eye on the Empire with Jeffrey Tucker and Scott Horton! They'll be chatting about race relations, Christianity, and U.S. foreign policy. Jump in for insight from the masters!
The NSA is monitoring everything you do in your bank account, on your phone, and on your internet. Why?
Alfred McCoy, the J.R.W Smail Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses his article “The Geopolitics of American Global Decline: Washington Versus China in the Twenty-First Century"...
Hornberger talks about the national-security state's hardening during the Cold War.
I was honored to do an interview this week abut my book The War State with Jacob Hornberger who hosts the show the Libertarian Angle.
"Washington Post’s editor Ben Bradlee, whose memoir was entitled “A Good Life,” is remembered by many as a tough-talking, street-smart journalist. But that reputation was more image than truth as the real Bradlee was an Establishment insider who knew which secrets to keep..."
The Libertairian Angle: Civil Liberties and the National Security State.
This week something historic happened.
Thomas Duncan, Assistant Professor of Economics at Radford University, discusses his paper “The Revolving Door and the Entrenchment of the Permanent War Economy,” explaining the Pentagon’s unaccountable and extravagant spending on the Scott Horton show.
"The War State, seems to me to be a unique and worthy volume....What it really is about is the construction of the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) after World War II."
For once someone spoke for the people. The TV talking heads won't do it for us. So for one moment someone was able to get in there and ask a tough question for us. And for that if there is a hero of the week medal this kid deserves it.
Former Colin Powell chief of staff Colonel Lawrence Wilkinson tries to answer who makes US foreign policy and explains the origins of the Ukraine Crisis. He says "I was there" and it "sometimes drives me to drink."
"After-tax middle-class incomes in Canada — substantially behind in 2000 — now appear to be higher than in the United States. The poor in much of Europe earn more than poor Americans."
They discussed libertarian political philosophy, Hornberger's college speaking tour in the north east, and the origins of the American warfare state.
This is a fantastic interview of Gareth Porter.
If you want to sum up Higgs's work it is an exploration of how government uses crisis to expand its power.