A Very Thin Line – Iran-Contra

From roughly 1982 to 1986, the Reagan Administration conducted a series of clandestine operations with foreign intermediaries not officially authorized by Congress – and in many cases deemed illegal. Many of the operations were orchestrated by a group in the National Security Council, carried out most notably by Colonel Oliver North. As rival organizations such…

The American in China

Today we have the pleasure of talking with Winston, a consultant in the industrial sector who has worked in China for the past decade.  Topics include Chinese politics, economics, and foreign policy, with an emphasis on what Winston has learned seeing the Chinese economy from the inside.

Dark Alliance – The CIA, Contras, and the Crack-Cocaine Epidemic

– “Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.” ‘Dark Alliance’ was published in 1998 by Gary Webb, a former journalist for the San Jose Mercury News, who after writing a series of articles on the connections between the Nicaraguan Contras, the CIA, and the selling of…