July 28

Ep. 0111: Introduction to Power Elite Analysis

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • What “power elite” and “power elite analysis” mean
  • Power elite analysis is not “conspiracy theorizing”
  • Some early practitioners of power elite analysis, such as C. Wright Mills, Carroll Quigley, and Murray Rothbard
  • Ways of identifying & understanding the power elite in practice
  • Things to keep in mind when studying the power elite

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June 29

Ep. 0108: “Edge Men” of the Power Elite

On the last leg of his return journey from New Hampshire, CJ was spontaneously inspired to do an off-the-cuff Silver Bullet mobile podcasting episode.

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • His amateur/layman’s understanding of the concept of ‘edges’ as used in permaculture
  • The way in which individuals who work the edges of various institutions that make up the power elite can often acquire some combination of power, prestige, and wealth
  • Examples of some such individuals, including Alexander Hamilton, George W. Perkins, Edward M. House, the Dulles Brothers, Barry Seal, and more

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June 17

Ep. 0106: A History of American Slavery Part VII: The End of Chattel Slavery

In this episode, we wrap up the DHP coverage of the history of American slavery with this seventh & final installment in the series.

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • How slavery was abolished in the US
  • The aftermath and legacies of that abolition
  • Some comparisons with the abolition of slavery in other parts of the Western Hemisphere
  • Some of the similarities CJ sees between slavery and the state

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April 27

Ep. 0101: A History of American Slavery Part VI: Society & Culture in the Antebellum South

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • A review of the difference between “a society with slaves” and “a slave society”
  • A brief sketch of the concept of ‘cultural hegemony’
  • Slavery & the Southern legal system
  • The concept of paternalism in the Antebellum South
  • The social & cultural impact of slavery on the slaves themselves, the planter class, and non-slaveowning whites

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April 1

Ep. 0099: A History of American Slavery Part V: Economics & Politics of Antebellum Slavery

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • Some of the economic aspects of Antebellum slavery
  • An overview of the politics of slavery at the federal level during the Antebellum period
  • [BTW: When I referenced the “presidential election of 1814” as being between Lewis Cass (Dem) & Zachary Taylor (Whig), I meant “presidential election of 1848.” Don’t know how I mangled that one, cause I know better, and it was correct in my notes, too!]

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March 25

Ep. 0098: A History of American Slavery Part IV: Rise of the Cotton Kingdom

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • The famous “Cotton is King” speech given by Sen. James Henry Hammond (D-SC) in 1858
  • A brief defintion of the term ‘Antebellum’
  • Slavery & the US Constitution
  • Some major trends & patterns of Antebellum slavery
  • How & why cotton became ‘king’ of the Southern economy in the Antebellum period

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March 16

Ep. 0097: A History of American Slavery Part III: Slavery & the American Revolution

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • How the American Revolution influenced the discourse on slavery
  • British policies towards American slaves during the war
  • American policies towards slaves & free blacks during the war
  • Slavery in the South post-Independence
  • The phasing out of slavery in the North post-Independence

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March 8

Ep. 0096: A History of American Slavery, Part II: Colonial Slavery in British North America

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • Slavery as a solution to the labor shortages in the New World once enslaved Indians and white indentured servants proved to be inadequate for the purposes of large-scale staple crop agriculture
  • The evolution of slavery in different parts of colonial North America, including the Chesapeake colonies, South Carolina & Georgia, French Louisiana, and the Northern colonies
  • The evolution of the slave trade into the 18th century
  • The evolution of slavery in British North America in the years leading up to the American Revolution

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February 27

Ep. 0095: A History of American Slavery, Part I: Origins of Atlantic Slavery

This is part one of a multi-part series on the history of chattel slavery in America.

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • Some basic introductions & things to keep in mind for this series
  • A very brief overview of the prior history of slavery in history
  • The origins of European involvement in the African slave trade, beginning with the Portuguese in the 15th and 16th Centuries
  • The beginnings of slavery in the European colonies
  • The question of the relationship between racism & slavery, and some possible sources of antiblack racism on the part of Europeans

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January 24

Ep. 0092: Top Ten Dangerous US History Books

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • Crisis & Leviathan by Robert Higgs
  • The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin
  • The Tragedy of American Diplomacy by William Appleman Williams
  • A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • The Triumph of Conservatism by Gabriel Kolko
  • The Yankee and Cowboy War by Carl Oglesby
  • The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto
  • Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men by Jeffrey Hummel
  • Family of Secrets by Russ Baker
  • A Renegade History of the United States by Thaddeus Russell
  • Plus several other ‘honorable mentions’ that for one reason or another didn’t quite make CJ’s top 10

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