Yamashita’s Gold – Spoils of War

War is an expensive business, and historically to the victors went the spoils. When an invading army such as the Japanese during its imperial drive to conquer Asia sought treasure, it did so by looting the vast historical and cultural artifacts of places like China and Burma with their temples full of gold. When the…

Catholic Power in the American Empire

The Catholic Church has for centuries stood as a center of power and influence throughout the world, with a reach today of over 1 billion members. In America, the influence of the Church rose most significantly during the late 19th and early 20th centuries with the waves of Catholic European immigrants, much to the chagrin…

Hanoi’s War – Vietnam and the Struggle for Independence

Vietnam’s history as a people and culture dates back thousands of years. But as an independent nation in modern history, the country is very young. After centuries of foreign occupation ranging from the Chinese, Japanese, French, and finally the Americans, in 1975 the Vietnamese nation came into its current form. After going through colonialism, the…

The Teamsters – Driving Sideways in an age of Disorganized Labor

Jack Welch once said that “a union is only needed when the manager is a horse’s ass.” But what happens when the union is led by one? In the case of the Teamsters, home to over one million transport workers and led by the infamous Jimmy Hoffa until his disappearance in 1975, and now again…

Cold Brotherhood – The Reunification of Germany

Centered at the heart of Europe, Germany has long played a critical role in modern European political economics. As the Cold War superpowers emerged in the aftermath of the Second World War, partitioning of Germany into East and West left a permanent scar on the people as their own culture and autonomy was subordinated to…

Nationalism in the Shadow of Empire – Nick Griffin

“We do not demand for our own people any more than the basic human rights which we would extend to every nation, people and tribe on this planet: the right to preserve their own territory, traditions and ethnic identity. The right to preserve, in other words, the things which, by marking their differences from the…

The Progressive Era – Roots of American Bureaucracy

Following the Civil War, the notion of unity in the United States was more than just wishful thinking. As Reconstruction came to an informal close in the 1870s, the excesses of the Gilded Age with the increasing power of the banking and industrial classes created the political climate for the Progressive Era in the 1890s….

Common Cause – Jabotinsky and Revisionist Zionism

Marshaling a people to a common cause is never an easy task. In the case of the Jews, who have through history been spread throughout the world into highly segregated communities, in the late 1800s the movements of world Communism and nationalist Zionism vied for mindshare among the Jewish diaspora. After the death of Theodor…

The USS Liberty – Adrift Over Troubled Waters

On June 8th, 1967, the USS Liberty was attacked and nearly sunk by Israeli warplanes. The event was quickly covered up, but the survivors of the vessel and the 34 dead American sailors shall not be forgotten. Myth of the 20th Century – Episode 84 – The USS Liberty – Adrift Over Troubled Waters —…

The Six Day War

Myth is a fundamental part of what binds and propels a nation forwards towards a shared goal, and in the case of Israel and the surrounding Arab states following the end of the British Mandate in 1948, the mythology of David versus Goliath certainly played to the Israelis’ advantage in mustering national solidarity against the…

The NSA – Signal vs. Noise

“The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control.” – William Binney with special guest Ethnarch Myth of the 20th Century – Episode 82 – The NSA – Signal vs. Noise — References — – Codebreakers, Kahn (1967) – Court Martial, Star Trek (1967) – The Conversation, Coppola (1974) – The Best Enemy Money…

Quiz Show – Listener Q&A

Questions with dubious answers. The trademark of an age of misinformation. After several recent changes in our lineup and coming up on the two year mark, we thought we’d thank all of you who have listened with a show dedicated entirely to your questions about where all this is going. Hopefully our answers do better…