Star Wars and the American Empire

[Spoiler warning: This article gives away important details about the new movie.] “For a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the Dark Times. Before the Empire.” – Ben Kenobi “This is how liberty dies: with thundering applause.” – Senator Padme Amidala Listen to Scott’s … Continue readingStar Wars and the American Empire”

I’m Here for My Bill of Goods

“America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof – the smoking gun – that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.” – George W. Bush October 7, 2002 Listen to Scott’s interview with Ray McGovern stream download mp3 Whew! Lucky … Continue reading “I’m Here for My Bill of Goods”

How Communists Became Republicans

Who and what is a neoconservative? Where do they come from? What do they have to do with Leon Trotsky, with Leo Strauss? How and why did they lie us into war with Iraq? These were my questions for Justin Raimondo on my radio show April 30, 2005, and this is what he said: Streaming … Continue reading “How Communists Became Republicans”

The Teetering Empire

Listen to Scott’s interview with Chalmers Johnson stream download mp3   Chalmers Johnson, author of Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire and Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic, and the guest on my March 26 radio show [stream] [download mp3], spent decades as what he now calls a … Continue reading “The Teetering Empire”

Who’s Afraid of John Bolton?

Listen to Scott’s interview with Tom Barry stream download mp3 George Bush’s nomination of John Bolton to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has provoked a storm of controversy, setting off cries of “loose cannon!” and “unilateralism!” from the more internationalist of the American interventionists. Currently undersecretary of state for arms control and international … Continue reading “Who’s Afraid of John Bolton?”

The End of the Right to Counsel?

Listen to Scott’s interview with Elaine Cassel stream download mp3   What if the government arrested you on terrorism charges? What if your lawyer was afraid to zealously defend you (as required by the Model Rules)? What if your lawyer was so afraid, he wouldn’t even tell you that he wasn’t able to zealously defend … Continue reading “The End of the Right to Counsel?”

Bush Keeps Fueling the Fire

Listen to Scott’s interview with Eric Margolis stream download mp3 When Seymour Hersh last appeared on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, he explained the administration’s foreign policy agenda to host Jon Stewart. After noting that this agenda was the work of the “neoconservatives, the Wolfowitzes, the people who work at the Pentagon, the civilians,” and … Continue reading “Bush Keeps Fueling the Fire”

Man, Technology and State

  Listen to Scott’s interview with Brian Doherty stream download mp3     It’s clear at this point in the history of our nation that the national government is not limited in any serious way by the restrictions placed upon it in the Constitution. The limited republic envisioned by the founders has given way to … Continue reading “Man, Technology and State”