The Reality Principle -Episode 11

“Consensus and Collaboration: The Fiscal Cliff and the Privatization of the Postal Service” with Jamie Partridge In this week’s episode, Eric examines the “fiscal cliff” deal struck between Republicans and Democrats with particular attention to the more insidious aspects of the legislation. He explains how this is merely a way to create the illusion of […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 10

“Capitalism in Crisis” with Richard Wolff This week, Eric sits down for an extended conversation with Richard Wolff, one of America’s leading economists and critics of the economic system. Prof. Wolff explains why his critique is of capitalism itself and not merely its contemporary manifestation. He and Eric examine the current “debate” regarding the so-called […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 9

“Rejecting Compromise, Committing to Action” Presenting David Swanson This week Eric has the pleasure of having an in-depth conversation with blogger, author, and activist David Swanson. David and Eric discuss the mythology of the fiscal cliff and the propaganda and lies of both major parties. Additionally, they examine the delusions and self-deception of many Americans […]

Unmasking the Brotherhood: Syria, Egypt, and Beyond

The most powerful weapons of the Western ruling class in the Muslim world The complexities of the Arab Spring and the struggle for political freedom throughout the Arab world should not obscure what has now become an absolutely essential understanding for all anti-imperialists: the Muslim Brotherhood is one of the most powerful weapons of the […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 8

“Africa: The Scramble Continues” with Abayomi Azikiwe This week, Eric examines the geopolitical situation in Africa. He analyzes the continued genocide and plunder of the Congo, assessing the situation there and dispelling some of the more insidious myths surrounding the issue. In addition, Eric looks at the deteriorating political climate in Mali, dissecting the various […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 7

Fake Crises, Real Disasters & Genuine Solutions with Margaret Kimberley This week, Eric examines the nature of the manufactured issue of the “fiscal cliff” and how the propaganda surrounding this mythology is indicative of the moral, ethical, and political bankruptcy of both major political parties. Juxtaposed against this, Eric analyzes a real disaster – Hurricane […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 6

Examining the Chessboard: The Geopolitics of the Middle East with Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya This week, Eric sits down with political analyst and author Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya. The two discuss the Israeli war on Gaza and the regional implications of the conflict. Additionally, they examine how the war is being used by various parties as part […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 5

Looking East: The Geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific with Binoy Kampmark The Asia-Pacific region is universally recognized as being the key to 21st Century economic prosperity. It is for this reason that China and the United States find themselves engaged in a wide-ranging struggle for influence and control. From maritime disputes in the South China Sea […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 4

Recovery & Resistance: Sandy, Obama, and the Fight for Health Care The past ten days have seen the utter devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the triumph of Barack Obama. From ignoring heavily affected poor and working class communities to framing Obama’s victory as a triumph for democracy, the media has shown, once again, its subservience […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 3

“Iran: A Nation under Attack” with Ardeshir Ommani Although most know Iran today as an international pariah, few pay any attention to the covert war being waged against the Islamic Republic of Iran every day. From crippling economic sanctions to the assassination of scientists to the sabotage of critical infrastructure, Iran is under constant attack […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 2

“Pipelines, Politics, and People” with Steve Horn “A century ago, oil was just an obscure commodity; today it is almost as vital to human existence as water.” – James Buchanan There are countless factors that contribute to the geopolitical reality of today’s world. None are more influential than the issue of energy which lies at […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 1

“Austerity at Home & Abroad” with Dr. Jeffrey Sommers Boiling Frogs Post welcomes Eric Draitser to its team of Partners! This is the first episode of The Reality Principle. Starting next week this weekly podcast show will be available to Boiling Frogs Post subscribers. As the global economic crisis continues to worsen, austerity has become […]

Stop Imperialism Podcast –FSA’s HQ Change, the Order to Disband Libya Forces, IAEA as Israel’s Spy, South Sudan & More!

In this news analysis and round up Eric Draitser covers FSA’s change of HQ location from Turkey to Syria, the Libyan government’s new order to disband Libya forces, Iran’s latest claim regarding IAEA passing its nuclear secrets to Israel, South Sudan, and more! Eric Draitser is an independent geopolitical analyst based in New York City. […]

Subverting Sanctions: Iran’s Strategic Economic Development

The ongoing overt and covert war against Iran, instigated by the United States and Israel primarily, seeks to isolate Iran politically, militarily and, most importantly, economically.  The Western imperialists have as their goal no less than full-scale war with Iran, a key regional power and one that the United States has failed to control or […]

Stop Imperialism Podcast – The lengthy stay & additional U.S. forces in Libya, the increased numbers of ‘foreign elements’ jihadi groups operating in Syria, and beyond!

In this news analysis and roundup Eric Draitser covers the lengthy stay and additional U.S. forces in Libya, the increased numbers of ‘foreign elements,’ jihadi groups operating in Syria, Iran’s nuclear chief’s harsh criticism of the atomic agency and the United States, US meddling in the China-Japan island dispute with a missile shield, and more! […]