Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 505 Mark Weber on the Perils of EmpireCounter-Currents Radio
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Mark Weber of the Institute for Historical Review was Greg Johnson‘s guest on the latest broadcast of Counter-Currents Radio, which was a pre-recorded discussion on the perils of empire, and it is now available for download and online listening.
Topics discussed include:
02:40 On the diversification of the Roman Empire
04:40 “Empires inevitably become more and more universalized”
05:44 How empires confuse the expression of greatness with the source of greatness
08:29 On the glory of empires
11:07 How imperialism leads to heterogeneity
13:03 How “American imperialism” contradicts the founding vision
14:19 Is diversity a strength?
16:12 Wherever we go in the world, we bring people back
17:45 America has had to redefine itself as universal
19:16 What did the debate about American imperialism look like?
20:50 British and American imperialism wasn’t profitable
22:04 Xenophon’s rationalization for empire
24:43 In America, arguments for and against empire were phrased in racial terms
25:46 Anti-imperialists were on the right side of history
26:49 Francis Parker Yockey’s defense of empire
27:36 European unity without a European empire?
31:44 How to confederate without undermining autonomy?
33:46 . . . the Confederate States of America
35:42 . . . the confederacy of the Soviet Union
37:36 The European Union is undermining European identity
38:58 “English is becoming the language of Europe”
40:23 On American imperialism vs. American “leadership”
42:12 On the contradictions of American foreign policy
44:44 On the inherent contradiction between multiculturalism and assimilation
47:11 America has only been a democracy since the 1960s
50:26 Liberal democracy is minority rule
51:39 How “fascist” doesn’t mean anything anymore
53:17 The only imperialist power today is America
57:03 On the significance of international American military bases
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Always impressed by Mark Weber’s analysis.
I was always_aware_of Mark Weber and the IHR but I never took much interest in his work, dismissing it as something that, while commendable and interesting, was not of immediate relevance to more pressing concerns. Now, after listening to this interview, I am completely blown away by the brilliance and eloquence of this man. Please- more Mark Weber!
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