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No Quarter: The Ravings of William Norman Grigg

The Libertarian Institute is proud to announce publication of the last book by our late, great, sorely missed co-founder, managing editor and dear friend, the heroic Will Grigg: No Quarter: The Ravings of William Norman Grigg This book is a fitting legacy for a great...

Walter Jones Interviews

The great antiwar Republican Walter Jones died last Sunday. Eric Garris has a write up at AWC. Kelley and Jim Antle give him a nice send off over at TAC. Here are my five interviews of him. And here Ron Paul and Dan McAdams give their man his due....

Recent Episodes of the Scott Horton Show

6/24/19 Trita Parsi on the Manufactured Threat of Iran’s Nuclear Program

Trita Parsi assesses the current risk of America going to war with Iran, given all the recent pressure from President Trump’s advisers to do so. Parsi reminds us that America has no real reason to fear Iran’s civilian nuclear program, since they were already signatories to the Non-Proliferation Treaty long before President Obama’s JCPOA. The pressure to attack them simply comes from wanting to appease the strategic interests of Israel and Saudi Arabia.

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Trita Parsi is the president of the National Iranian American Council and the author of Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy. Parsi is the recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Follow him on Twitter @tparsi.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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6/22/19 Gareth Porter on the Fake Crisis of War with Iran

Scott talks to Gareth Porter about the growing threat of war with Iran. John Bolton and Mike Pompeo seem to be doing their utmost to ensure President Trump has no choice but to declare war on them, not to mention the fact that America’s draconian economic sanctions could already be seen as an act of war. Trump’s willingness to stand up to Bolton and call off a recent strike at practically the last minute may have been the only thing that stopped a war from starting already.

Discussed on the show:

Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on the national security state, and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare. Follow him on Twitter @GarethPorter and listen to Gareth’s previous appearances on the Scott Horton Show.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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6/21/19 Khalid Mustafa Medani on Sudan’s Quest for Democracy

Professor Khalid Mustafa Medani joins the show to explain the protests going on right now in Sudan to try to bring about democratic rule in a country plagued for years by dictatorships and civil wars. In response to widespread civilian discontent, the military recently joined the cause of the people to overthrow the previous dictator—but then instead of handing the government over to democratic rule, the military set up its own dictator to take the place of the old one. Now the citizens of Sudan are calling for him to step down and help establish true democracy in the Western tradition.

Khalid Mustafa Medani is Chair of African Studies at McGill University. He writes regularly about African and Middle Eastern politics.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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6/21/19 Ali Abunimah on the Film the Israel Lobby Doesn’t Want You to See

Ali Abunimah discusses the leaked documentary, “The Lobby – USA,” which reveals a coordinated campaign of tens of millions of dollars designed to silence news about Palestinians and to smear anyone fighting for Palestinian rights, including college students. When the Israel lobby found out about the project of undercover journalism exposing these facts, they put enormous pressure on the Qatari government, who runs Al Jazeera, to quash the documentary. It was unpublished until The Electronic Intifada put out the leaked copy. You can watch it at electronicintifada.net.

Ali Abunimah is co-founder of The Electronic Intifada and author of The Battle for Justice in PalestineFollow him on Twitter @AliAbunimah.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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6/21/19 Jon Schwarz on the AUMF and War with Iran

Scott talks to Jon Schwarz about the threat of war with Iran in retaliation for shooting down an American drone and allegedly attacking Japanese tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Mike Pompeo recently claimed that the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force, intended to be used against Al-Qaeda, also authorizes the president to go to war with Iran if he wants to. Luckily—for the time being—there are enough people around Trump and among the democrats who strongly oppose war with Iran that he seems to have backed down.

Discussed on the show:

  • “2020 Democratic Candidates Counter Mike Pompeo’s Iran Idea” (The Intercept)
  • “Attacking Iran Would Unleash Chaos on the Middle East” (The National Interest)
  • “Ret. Col. Macgregor: Attacking Iran Would Provoke a War, Create a Coalition Of The Willing Against Us” (Real Clear Politics)

Jon Schwarz is a writer for The Intercept, and has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, “Saturday Night Live,” and many others. Find him on his blog, A Tiny Revolution, or on Twitter @schwarz.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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6/14/19 Interview #5,000: The Life and Times of Gareth Porter

For Scott’s 5,000th interview, 317-time guest Gareth Porter shares some of his life story and how he got into national security journalism in the first place. Porter recounts his years in graduate school studying Southeast Asian politics, including a year spent in Vietnam during the war, and the intervening decades before he finally embraced journalism as his passion and vocation. Porter started writing about Bush’s and Cheney’s wars in the early 2000s, shortly before Scott started interviewing him. Since then Porter has become one of the very best voices in the anti-war movement and a favorite guest of the Scott Horton Show.

Discussed on the show:

Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on the national security state, and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare. Follow him on Twitter @GarethPorter and listen to Gareth’s previous appearances on the Scott Horton Show.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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Recent Episodes of the Scott Horton Show

6/22/19 Gareth Porter on the Fake Crisis of War with Iran

Scott talks to Gareth Porter about the growing threat of war with Iran. John Bolton and Mike Pompeo seem to be doing their utmost to ensure President Trump has no choice but to declare war on them, not to mention the fact that America’s draconian economic sanctions...

6/21/19 Jon Schwarz on the AUMF and War with Iran

Scott talks to Jon Schwarz about the threat of war with Iran in retaliation for shooting down an American drone and allegedly attacking Japanese tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Mike Pompeo recently claimed that the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force,...

6/14/19 Interview #5,000: The Life and Times of Gareth Porter

For Scott's 5,000th interview, 317-time guest Gareth Porter shares some of his life story and how he got into national security journalism in the first place. Porter recounts his years in graduate school studying Southeast Asian politics, including a year spent in...

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