Engineering Empire: An Introduction to the Intellectuals & Institutions of American Imperialism

From Cold War to New World Order: ‘Containment’ to ‘Enlargement’ Educating yourself about empire can be a challenging endeavor, especially since so much of the educational system is dedicated to avoiding the topic or justifying the actions of imperialism in the modern era. If one studies political science or economics, the subject might be discussed […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 35

The Institutions of Imperial Domination In understanding empire, we must understand the institutions which direct and implement the process of imperialism. Starting with the central institution of imperialism – the State – we find its history as emerging in response to economic inequality, to preserve for the few at the expense of the many. The […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 34

The Empire of Terror To know the history of your own nation, you must know the history of those whom your nation has oppressed. This episode takes a brief look at some of the stories of modern American imperialism in the post-World War II period, looking at Indonesia, Central America, and the roles played by […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 4

What is the Nature of Power? How does power function? What are the effects of power? Is it necessary? This episode seeks to introduce the listener to some thoughts on the concept of power, in both the concentration of it on one hand, and the lack of it on the other. Power can be concentrated […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 3

Punishing the Population: The United States in Haiti & the Dominican Republic This podcast episode examines the early 20th century United States military occupations of Haiti (1915-1934) and the Dominican Republic (1916-1924), undertaken as an imposition of the Monroe Doctrine (1823) declaring Latin America as the “backyard” of the United States. The ruthless military occupations, […]

BFP Select Nightly News & Editorials

Halliburton Whistleblower Wins in Court: $970K, Obama: Bin Laden Death Ups Terror Risk for Americans, The Most Dangerous Word in the World, US in ‘”Denial” Over China’s Pacific Plans, The Political Theater & the Debt Ceiling Crisis & More!  International Newsworthy US in ‘Denial’ Over China’s Pacific Plans  Britain Expels Diplomats & Officially Recognizes Libyan Opposition […]

BFP Select Nightly News & Editorials

US Envoy: NO Rush to Leave Afghanistan, A Saudi Beacon for Iraq’s Sunni Militias, The Cyber-Security Industrial Complex, UK Farmers Find Promise in a Crop Illegal in Afghanistan, Goldman Sachs: US Credit Risk if Wars Counted as ‘Cuts’, How America Became an Empire & More!  International Newsworthy A Saudi Beacon for Iraq’s Sunni Militias Amnesty […]