March 30

Ep. 0055: Save Yourself

Join Prof CJ as he discusses historical examples of people saving themselves, such as:

  • The story of Xenophon and the Ten Thousand, a group of Greek mercenaries who were left stranded in the heart of the Persian Empire & had to fight their way home
  • The story of Frederick Douglass, who liberated himself from slavery, educated himself, and became a top abolitionist activist
  • The Russo-Finnish Wars that took place during World War II, and the contrast of how Finland fared with how states such as Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, & Estonia fared
  • Jews who either escaped or fought against the Nazis during World War II
  • [NOTE:  I accidentally said “the Soviets suffered fewer than 100 casualties” while conquering western Poland in 1939; it should have been “fewer than 1,000.”]

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March 19

Ep. 0054: Three Leftist Historians Every Libertarian Should Read

Join Prof CJ as he discusses the lives and work of the great 20th century leftist/revisionist American historians William Appleman Williams, Gabriel Kolko, and Howard Zinn.  While Prof CJ doesn’t agree with them on every issue, nonetheless he agrees with them more often than not, especially on the subjects of war & peace, foreign policy, civil liberties, and their critiques of corporatism and the American Power Elite.

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March 6

Ep. 0053: DHP Villains: William Stephenson

William Stephenson, codenamed “Intrepid” (at least according to some sources), was an Anglo-Canadian businessman and intelligence agent who operated illegally and unconstitutionally in the US with the active assistance of FDR in order to facilitate American entry into World War II on the side of the British.

Join Prof CJ as he discusses:

  • William Stephenson’s early life, including his World War I military service and his success in business after the war
  • How in the early days of World War II, at the behest of the British government, William Stephenson set up a covert operations network in the US, which was still supposedly a neutral country at the time, with the knowledge & assistance of the FDR Administration
  • Stephenson’s operations in the US prior to Pearl Harbor, which included (among many other things) intervention in US media and politics, discrediting ‘isolationists,’ meddling in labor unions, and the possible assassination of an isolationist American businessman, William Rhodes Davis
  • Stephenson’s role in helping FDR discredit anti-interventionist Senator Burton Wheeler
  • How both opponents and proponents of FDR admit that he broke the law and Constitution in collaborating with Stephenson and acting as a tool of the British government
  • Stephenson’s awards after the war, and his death in 1989 at the age of 93
  • Some thoughts from George Washington & Prof CJ on the phenomenon of foreign agents intervening in the politics and media of the US

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