August 13

Ep. 0113: The Porcellian Club: Harvard’s Skull & Bones?

Think the notorious Skull & Bones is the only secret, elite club at an Ivy League school?  Think again. There are actually a bunch of such clubs found at the most elite universities, and the oldest one of its type (to CJ’s knowledge) is actually not the more famous Skull & Bones at Yale; it’s the Porcellian Club at Harvard.  Famous members of the Porcellian include Oliver Wendell Holmes (both Sr. & Jr.), Henry Cabot Lodge,  Theodore Roosevelt (and his son, T.R. Jr.), and the Winklevoss twins, to name just a few.

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • The origins of the Porcellian Club
  • What little we know of its practices
  • Some of its most famous members.

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July 30

Ep. 0112: Scott Horton on America’s post-Cold War Empire

Today CJ is joined by Scott Horton for a conversation about the recent history of American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War.

Join CJ & Scott as they discuss:

  • The book Scott is currently working on, to be coauthored with Tom Woods, about the so-called ‘War on Terror’
  • How much the Soviet threat during the Cold War — while certainly real — was often exaggerated by US elites for their own purposes
  • How, for all its faults, the Cold War strategy of containment at least made some coherent sense, in contrast to the US government’s approach to the Greater Middle East in recent decades, and how often the USG’s lack of a coherent Mid-East strategy has led the USG to support violent anti-American factions
  • Why the end of the Cold War did not result in the US reverting to being a ‘normal country in a normal time’
  • Some thoughts on the Neocons, and how different they are (or aren’t) from the ‘Liberal Interventionists’
  • Some thoughts on whether there’s any possibility of the American Empire at home & abroad being dismantled in an orderly fashion, or if it will only come to an end under conditions of collapse & bankruptcy

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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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