Cold War

Hegemony Abroad Requires a Security State at Home – Ray McGovern Pt 2/2
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Hegemony Abroad Requires a Security State at Home – Ray McGovern Pt 2/2

In this segment of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern discuss the relationship between seeking to be the world’s single superpower and the resulting blowback and need to suppress dissent at home. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced November 4, 2013.

A Strategy of War Crimes, Killing Civilians to Win a War –  Daniel Ellsberg on RAI Pt 10/13
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A Strategy of War Crimes, Killing Civilians to Win a War – Daniel Ellsberg on RAI Pt 10/13

General Curtis LeMay, who directed the firebombing and nuclear attacks on Japan said, “War is killing people, when you kill enough of them, the other guy quits” – quotes Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced November 21, 2018, with Paul Jay.

The Rise of Jeremy Corbyn and Class Struggle in the UK Labour Party – RAI with Leo Panitch Pt 3/4

The Rise of Jeremy Corbyn and Class Struggle in the UK Labour Party – RAI with Leo Panitch Pt 3/4

On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Panitch talks about how the Labour Party moved from being a Tony Blair party of class reconciliation and war, to a truly left mass party with more than 600,000 members that may take power. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 13, 2018.

I Think I’m a Marxist  –  Leo Panitch on RAI Pt 2/4
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I Think I’m a Marxist – Leo Panitch on RAI Pt 2/4

On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Leo Panitch says as he became politically active, he concluded that neither the bureaucratic socialism in the Soviet Union or Canadian social-democracy would democratize the economy or the state – with host Paul Jay. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 8, 2018.

The Radical Ferment of Winnipeg’s Jewish Socialist Politics – Leo Panitch on RAI Pt 1/4
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The Radical Ferment of Winnipeg’s Jewish Socialist Politics – Leo Panitch on RAI Pt 1/4

On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Leo Panitch talks about the political culture of his family, shaped in Winnipeg’s radical Jewish community before and after World War Two; Labor Zionists, Social Democrats, and Communists debated and organized within the Jewish working-class movement – with host Paul Jay. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 5, 2018.

The Doomsday Machine: The Big Lie of the Cold War  – Daniel Ellsberg on RAI Pt 1/13
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The Doomsday Machine: The Big Lie of the Cold War – Daniel Ellsberg on RAI Pt 1/13

On Reality Asserts Itself, Daniel Ellsberg tells host Paul Jay that US intelligence agencies knew that Stalin was not planning to invade Western Europe or seek world domination, but based on the myth, the world came close to nuclear war – and it’s all happening again.

Is Another World Possible  –  Leo Panitch on RAI Pt 4/4

Is Another World Possible – Leo Panitch on RAI Pt 4/4

On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Leo Panitch says it’s a dilemma that the gradualism of European social-democracy and attempts at a more radical transformation have so far both failed; Panitch says a first step towards democratizing the economy is to make finance a public utility – with host Paul Jay. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 15, 2018.

To Get Us Out of Poverty, We Need a Massive Infrastructure Plan  – Ann Morrison / Wisconsin
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To Get Us Out of Poverty, We Need a Massive Infrastructure Plan – Ann Morrison / Wisconsin

In a report from rural Wisconsin, Ann Morrison says she and her neighbours are suffering from decades of neglect as the local economy has been wrecked by neoliberal polices from both major parties. She calls for an FDR style New Deal and to stop blaming the poor for poverty.

A Warning of a Neocon Conspiracy – The Last Interview of Ambassador Joe Wilson (pt 1/6)

A Warning of a Neocon Conspiracy – The Last Interview of Ambassador Joe Wilson (pt 1/6)

On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay: In the last interview before his death in September 2019, Ambassador Joe Wilson says that a neocon conspiracy will use a compliant Trump in a march towards war – Watch out for a “war-time” President in 2020. Wilson’s wife Valerie Plame was outed as a CIA officer by VP Cheney’s office after Wison exposed lies that lead up to the Iraq War. The story was depicted in the movie “Fair Game”, Wilson was played by Sean Penn. PT (01/06)

Ronald Reagan: “Small Government” a Smoke Screen for Racism and Smashing Unions – Matt Tyrnauer (pt4)

Ronald Reagan: “Small Government” a Smoke Screen for Racism and Smashing Unions – Matt Tyrnauer (pt4)

One of Reagan’s geniuses was to convince people to vote against their own self-interest. In the name of lower taxes and the Cold War, he expanded investment in “defense” systems, that benefited the oligarchs who brought him to power. Matt Tyrnauer, director of “The Reagans” on Showtime, joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news

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