Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 1

The American Empire, In Their Own Words


This episode takes a critical look at the development of the American Empire during and after World War II, using official State Department documents, formerly top secret documents from the Council on Foreign Relations, and other official sources.

Comparing the statements and ideas of those who formed the American Empire during this period with the intellectual elites of recent years who claim that America is a "benevolent empire", we can see that America was shaped into an empire by design, with the overt and directly stated intent to control the world and its resources. In the words of a 'Top Secret' U.S. State Department document in 1948, the aim of the United States was to "maintain this position of disparity" between American wealth and the rest of the world. Thus, we may critically examine the American Empire by looking at it in the words of those who shaped it, compared to the myths that prevail today.

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  1. Thanks Andrew – for bringing this clarity to the murky waters of how the Cold War came about. By using the fear factor here in the US, they were able to ramp up the poking of the Soviet Union, thus goading it into reactions that culminated in that Cold War and all it cost. That this was caused intentionally by US interests rather than from a policy of domination by the USSR is a very important point.Great beginning for this podcast! Thanks Sibel!

  2. Great first show, Andrew. We’re lucky to have you here on a regular basis. Yet another reason that Boiling Frogs Post is the best news and analysis website around.

    For anyone interested, here’s a fresh Corbett interview with Mr. Marshall, who talks about the People’s Book Project and his new partnership with Boiling Frogs Post:


  3. I really like the graphic for the show. It’s got that signature Jamiol wit and clarity. Very effective.

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