3/12/22 – Scott’s Speech on Yemen and Ukraine at the New Jersey Libertarian Convention

On Saturday, Scott delivered a speech to the New Jersey Libertarian Party Convention. He covered the Saudi war in Yemen and the Russian war in Ukraine. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt and Listen and Think Audio.

3/11/22 Larry Bowen and Joe Meadors Tell Their Story of Surviving the Attack on the USS Liberty

Scott sat down with two of the survivors of the 1967 Israeli attack on the American Navy ship the USS Liberty. They detail their personal experience and fit their story into the broader historical context of the attack. Although the events of that day, almost 55 years ago, still haunt them, they are both fighting to make the public aware of what happened and to pressure Congress to properly acknowledge the attack. They are doing this despite official threats that talking about the attack would...

3/8/22 Max Blumenthal on the Neo-Nazis in Ukraine

Max Blumenthal joined Scott on Antiwar Radio to discuss the Neo-Nazi groups in Ukraine that have been enjoying the support of Western governments for years. He also talks about Zelinsky, who was elected on a pro-peace platform which went out the window as soon as he was in power. Instead, he rolled over for the Neo-Nazi group leaders and even floated the idea of bringing nuclear weapons back to Ukraine. Discussed on the show: “How Ukraine’s Jewish president Zelensky made peace with neo-Nazi...

3/4/22 Peter Van Buren on the War in Ukraine and the Origins of Russiagate

Scott was joined by Peter Van Buren for an extended Antiwar Radio interview. They begin with a long discussion of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, how it’s going and how it will likely end. Van Buren also explains to Scott why the invasion has made him more confident that China will not invade Taiwan. Next, they turn to all the new information we are learning about Russiagate. Van Buren lays out what we now know and fits all the new details into the broad timeline of the coordinated attempt to...

2/26/22 Scott’s Recent Speech on the History Behind the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Scott gave a comprehensive speech on the story behind the Russia-Ukraine crisis to the Libertarian Party of Utah and Mises Caucus in Salt Lake City, Utah. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show...

2/24/22 Hassan El-Tayyab on the Effort to End the War in Yemen

Scott is joined by Hassan El-Tayyab of the Friends Committee on National Legislation to discuss Yemen. Despite the rapidly unfolding situation in Ukraine, Scott and El-Tayyab agree that what’s happening in Yemen is still the worst humanitarian crisis taking place in the world. And the war can only carry on with the continued support of the U.S. Government. El-Tayyab details how some Americans are working to get their government to stop supporting the Saudi’s immoral war of aggression.  ...

2/24/22 Greg Palast on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Scott interviews Greg Palast about the situation in Ukraine. They discuss the political, economic and religious context behind Putin's actions. Discussed on the show: Support KPFK Investigative reporter Greg Palast covered Venezuela and oil for BBC Television and The Guardian during Hugo Chavez’s presidency. He is the author of several New York Times bestsellers including The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, now a movie available on Amazon Prime. A documentary of Palast’s work for BBC-TV, The...

2/24/22 Joe Cirincione: US Actions Don’t Justify Putin’s Attack, But They Set The Stage For it

Scott is joined by Joe Cirincione to talk about the situation in Ukraine. They start with some background on the U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals. They discuss the levels of warheads and how its evolved. That brings them to the current crisis, where Cirincione says nuclear weapons are in the mix. They discuss how recent history has led to what’s happening. Finally, Cirincione explains the technology of nuclear defense systems and how it plays into our current situation. They end on a slightly...

2/21/22 Ramzy Baroud on the Not-So-Secret Massacres of Palestinian Villages

Scott interviews Ramzy Baroud about an article he wrote recently on the shifting awareness of Israeli massacres against Palestinian villages. Scott and Baroud discuss what happened during the killings and what factors may be leading to such a shift in awareness and public opinion.  Discussed on the show: “From Tantura to Naqab: Israel’s Long Hidden Truths Are Finally Revealed” (Antiwar.com) Ramzy Baroud is a US-Arab journalist and is the editor-in-chief of the Palestine Chronicle. He is the...

2/18/22 Anne Williamson on How the US Sabotaged Russia’s Economy after the Fall of the Soviet Union

Scott interviews former reporter Anne Williamson about the flawed privatization of Russia after the fall of the USSR. While privatization had mixed success across the former Soviet Bloc, Russia ran into problems immediately with a poor definition of property rights. Williamson explains how this was not a mistake but was designed by American economists and businessmen who wanted to hold Russia down while enriching themselves. Williamson connects the dots to show how those policies led, in part,...

2/21/22 Lyle J. Goldstein on Today’s Developments Concerning Russia and Ukraine

Scott is joined by Lyle Goldstein of Defense Priorities to discuss today’s developments as Russian officials appear to be ramping up their rhetoric in regards to exacting control over Ukraine. Goldstein is convinced conflict will soon break out, the only question is how large.  Discussed on the show: “What Germany Sees in Ukraine” (Real Clear World) Lyle J. Goldstein is the Director of Asia Engagement at Defense Priorities. He is the author of Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging...

2/18/22 Ben Freeman on the Army of Ukraine Lobbyists in DC

Ben Freeman joined Scott on Antiwar Radio yesterday to discuss some analysis he recently published that looks at the Ukrainian Government’s lobbying efforts in Washington DC. Freeman combed over records and uncovered over 13,000 political activities that Ukraine reported carrying out in the U.S. during 2021. Among those activities were 2,000 contacts with American media and over 8,000 contacts with Congress. Freeman points out that, although he studies how foreign governments work to influence...

2/18/22 Doug Bandow on Yemen and Ukraine

Scott talks with Doug Bandow about the escalation of the war in Yemen and the tension with Russia over Ukraine. Bandow explains why the Hawk’s characterization of Iran’s involvement in Yemen is deceptive. They also discuss how it’s in the interest of every faction with decision-making power to keep the war going. Towards the end, they turn to the situation in eastern Europe. Bandow points to a number of topics that often get left out of discussions on this issue— such as the misdeeds of...

2/18/22 Jack Matlock on the Predictable and Avoidable Crisis Over Ukraine

Scott interviews Jack Matlock, former Ambassador to the USSR, about the current situation in eastern Europe. While he can’t imagine Russia will actually invade Ukraine, Matlock points to the last three decades of unnecessary NATO expansion as the catalyst for today’s tension. Impressively, he went on record and testified all the way back in 1997 that expanding NATO would be a mistake. Scott and Matlock also point to the discrepancy between the hysterical political narrative being amplified by...

2/10/22 Ray McGovern on the Russia Invasion Panic

Ray McGovern joined Scott on Antiwar Radio this week to discuss the hysteria over a Russian invasion of Ukraine. McGovern explains why no such invasion will be taking place. They then discuss the reasons the U.S. government has to stir up panic and what both sides here actually want. Lastly, McGovern gives his opinion on William Burns, the current Director of the CIA.  Discussed on the show: “Putin Is Not Stupid and That’s Good” (Antiwar.com) Support KPFK Ray McGovern is the co-creator of...