On today’s program, we hear a speech by historian and veteran journalist David Talbot; his latest book “The David Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America’s Secret Government.” He spoke at Sonoma State University, pointing out how many of the abuses of the Bush and Obama Administrations are rooted in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The evening also included an extensive question-and-answer period, in which Talbot and the audience discussed issues ranging from military/intelligence whistleblowers to Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy.
Professor Peter Dale Scott is a former professor of English at the University of California at Berkeley (where he was also the co-founder of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program), a recognized national poet, a former Canadian diplomat and a scholar and author on the domestic and international political issues including taxation, war and conflict, the war on drugs, the politics of oil and the assassination of JFK. His life’s work has focused on his theory of “deep politics” — a descriptive, realistic way to objectively understand the evidence of coercive, unelected government, not accountable to the American public, which would otherwise be characterized as “conspiratorial” in the main stream media.
He is the author of many books including “The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil and the Attack on US Democracy” and more recently last autumn “Dallas 63: The First Deep State Revolt Against the White House” that looks at the activities of the CIA, FBI, and other entities behind the JFK assassination, and how this trend has continued through the Iran Contra scandal, 911 and beyond. His website is PeterDaleScott.net