Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 7

Empire in the Arab World Taking a look at the historical realities of Western imperialism in the Middle East and North Africa following World War II allows us to place current conflicts in a wider context and understanding. Briefly looking at the coup in Iran in 1953, the Egyptian Suez Crisis in 1956, the Syrian […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 6

“Understanding the Arab Spring” Seeking to place the Arab Spring within a wider geopolitical and social context, this episode draws a thread through the middle of many critical interpretations of the events in the Arab world, those which view the uprisings as authentic and organic democratic revolts, and those which view them as a Western […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 5

Fiscal Austerity or Social Genocide? In light of the current global economic crisis, there is a question that should be asked and discussed in regards to what our leaders are telling us is required to solve the crisis: what is fiscal austerity? We are told that “fiscal austerity” measures are required to create economic growth […]

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, […]

Power, Propaganda, and Purpose in American Democracy

Democracy of the Few, by the Few, for the Few with the ‘Consent’ of the many By Andrew Gavin Marshall One central facet to the development of the modern institutional society under which we live and are dominated today, was the redefining of the concept of ‘democracy’ that took place in the early 20th century. […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 2

Power, Propaganda, and Purpose in American Democracy This podcast examines a concept of power that emerged in the early 20th century United States, born of social unrest and elite fears of revolution, this new conception sought to redefine democracy for the 20th century. That new definition was based upon using propaganda in order to “engineer […]

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 […]

BFP Announcement & Site Updates: “Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall”

New Weekly Podcast Series, BFP Members Discussion Forum & More! Our website has been expanding, our readership and membership has been growing, and my to-do list and objectives for this site has been getting longer instead of getting shorter. Such is life … or ambition … or being driven by all the obstacles and negatives […]