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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