Minding the Gap – Homeschooling

The future well being of one’s children is arguably the most important thing a parent can focus on. In addition to choosing a good mate, encouraging strong peer groups while your child is maturing have been shown as the two most important factors in helping them develop successfully. Beyond that, education is arguably an important…

Israel’s Military Industrial Complex

With a history of conflict with its neighbors beginning as early as the days of the British Mandate in Palestine all the way up through the 21st century, Israel has managed not only to survive but thrive in terms of military strength and the destabilization of its neighbors. With a population 3% the size and…

Sam Dickson – Civil Rights and Their Consequences

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 marked a pivotal change in American society, accelerating the trend of integration of racial groups in public as well as private life. But rarely do people in the mainstream question whether it was to any benefit to the ordinary citizen’s life, including that of black people. Today Sam Dickson,…

The Big Fraud – Savings and Loan Crisis

Savings and Loans were originally designed as community thrift institutions geared towards helping working class American families save for owning a home. As interest rate volatility in the 1970s brought on by rampant inflation caused S&Ls to lose money, pressure mounted to relax regulatory standards and allow riskier, higher yield investment speculation involving high-profile commercial…

The European Union – Nick Griffin

Formed in 1958 with the founding members of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, the European Union has since expanded to include 28 member states with a combined population of over 512 million. Joining us this week is former European Parliament Minister Nick Griffin of the UK to talk about the forces driving…

Tom Clancy and the Rise of the Technothriller

After the military’s withdrawal in Vietnam, national scandals and the revelations brought about in the Church hearings of the CIA’s illegal activities in the 1970s, the 1980s brought about a renewed period of American muscularity with Ronald Reagan’s focus on combating the Soviet Union. With the release of ‘The Hunt for Red October’ in 1984,…

Aleister Crowley – Summoning the Demon

Born to a wealthy British family and the son of a preacher, Aleister Crowley, whom his mother called ‘The Beast’, became infamous later in life for his influence on the occult. Although Crowley was not, according to many religious scholars, a Satanist, his exploration of ancient Egyptian deities and adopting Baphomet’s name in a mystical…

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…