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Antiwar Radio: David T. Beito

Please ignore the false ending at 18:15 or so. The interview continues for another segment and is nearly 28 minutes in total.

David T. Beito, Research Fellow at The Independent Institute and Professor of History at the University of Alabama, discusses why the US government debt crisis will force conservatives to choose between tax increases and cutting the Pentagon’s budget; the small victories and many failures of the long-departed Anti-Imperialist League; William Graham Sumner’s must-read 1899 speech “The Conquest of the United States by Spain;” William Jennings Bryan’s lone antiwar voice in the Wilson administration; Ralph Raico’s ironically-titled book Great Wars and Great Leaders; and why the Come Home America Left-Right antiwar coalition is our best chance for peace.

Antiwar Radio: David T. Beito

David T. Beito, professor of history at the University of Alabama and keeper of the blog Liberty and Power at the History News Network, discusses his book (with co-author Linda Royster Beito) Black Maverick: T.R.M. Howard’s Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s madness, his Justice Department’s witch hunt against those who opposed the New Deal regime and march to war, FDR’s direct and personal use of the IRS to persecute dissenters, widespread opening of mail, rumors of actual fascist threats to the Roosevelt administration, the role of Martin Dickstein, the only U.S. Congressman proven to have been an actual KGB agent, in spreading the “brown-shirt under every bed” meme, the Old Right anti-New Deal coalition, the persecution of Edward A. Rumely, the bogus mass sedition trial during WWII, the distance between the America First Committee and the pro-Nazi types, the Communists repeated flippa-floppas back and forth on the war question and hard core support for sedition persecutions and the foundations of the modern police/imperial state in the Roosevelt years.

Antiwar Radio: Kevin Zeese and David T. Beito

Kevin Zeese and David T. Beito discuss the formation of a full-spectrum political alliance against militarism and empire, the unwavering commitment of Democrat and Republican leadership to the military-industrial complex, the media’s unwillingness to discuss (much less debate) US empire and how you can help the fundraising effort for a broad-based peace movement.