Film, Literature & The New World Order

James Ellroy’s “American Tabloid” – FLNWO #40

11/21/201623 Comments

This month on Film, Literature and the New World Order, James is joined by Prof CJ of the Dangerous History podcast to explore James Elroy’s “American Tabloid.” What do you get when you have a novel with fictional FBI/CIA/Mafia/Anti-Castro Cuban stooges become embroiled in a years-long mess that ends up with the assassination of the president? A more plausible scenario than 99% of the documentaries and books out there on the subject, that’s what. Find out more in this edition of FLNWO.

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Being There – FLNWO #39

10/17/201613 Comments

Julian Charles of TheMindRenewed.com joins us this month to discuss Being There, the 1979 film by director Hal Ashby that follows the story of Chance the Gardener, a simple man with no experience of the outside world who is suddenly thrust onto the national political stage. Despite his complete lack of knowledge and experience (or precisely because of it) the powers behind the scenes float him as a potential candidate for next president of the United States. So is this a reflection of political reality, or broad satire? What does the movie tell us about the way modern media shapes the political landscape? Find out in this edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order.

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The Purge: Election Year – FLNWO #38

09/19/201616 Comments

The sElection is upon us and the tensions are rising as the summer of rage gives way to the autumn of our discontent. And wouldn’t you know it, Hollywood is already programming purges, legalized murder and “anarchy” into the population. This month on Film, Literature and the New World Order James Evan Pilato joins James Corbett to discuss The Purge: Election Year.

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Rambo III – FLNWO #37

08/23/20168 Comments

Rambo III is silly popcorn entertainment. But it is silly popcorn entertainment that is set during the Soviet-Afghan war, and as such it reflects the standard propaganda narrative that was being fed to the American public at that time? So what do we make of this silly propaganda today, after 9/11 and the conquest of the “brave freedomfighters” of Afghanistan by NATO?

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The Poetry of F.R. Scott – FLNWO #36

06/29/20169 Comments

Francis Reginald Scott was a celebrated Canadian lawyer, constitutional expert, translator and poet. And he was also the father of Peter Dale Scott. And the man who advised Pierre Elliott Trudeau to invoke the War Measures Act in 1970. Join us for this exploration of the poetry, life and fascinating career of F.R. Scott with the world’s foremost researcher on deep politics, Peter Dale Scott.

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Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” – FLNWO #35

05/31/201610 Comments

You’ve probably heard all about Upton Sinclair’s 1906 expose of the turn-of-the-century American meatpacking industry and the Chicago stockyards…but everything you’ve heard about it is wrong. The book wasn’t an expose of the meatpackers, the legislation it inspired served to help the industry it sought to punish, and Sinclair himself hated the end result of his book, which aimed for the heart and hit the stomach by accident. Join us for this month’s edition of the Film, Literature and the New World Order as we learn not to trust what’s on the label of mainline history.

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Three Days of the Condor – FLNWO #34

04/19/201619 Comments

On this edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order we talk to Sibel Edmonds of BoilingFrogsPost.com about the 1975 spy thriller, Three Days of the Condor. We explore the context of the film’s release, the possible CIA involvement with the production itself, and what the film’s ambiguous ending tells us about the nature of the deep state and the media’s role in covering it up. We also discuss the future of Newsbud.

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The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress – FLNWO #33

03/14/20169 Comments

This month on Film, Literature and the New World Order David Friedman joins us to discuss Robert Heinlein’s science fiction classic, The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress. We discuss the power of Heinlein’s example of an anarchistic society and examine that society’s devolution into democracy. We also talk about whether books like this have value as metaphor or even blueprint for an anarchist transformation of society.

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The Big Short – FLNWO #32

02/15/20168 Comments

The Big Short purports to tell the story of the housing bubble of the last decade and the subsequent global financial collapse…and it actually isn’t as terrible as you might think. Join James on this week’s edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order as we talk to Robert Wenzel of EconomicPolicyJournal.com about what The Big Short gets right and what it leaves out.

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The Manchurian Candidate – FLNWO #31

01/18/201610 Comments

The Film, Literature and the New World Order podcast returns to its regular schedule after a brief hiatus with a conversation with Tim Kelly of the Our Interesting Times podcast about the 1962 film adaptation of Richard Condon’s 1959 novel The Manchurian Candidate. We discuss the details of the MK-ULTRA mind control program of the CIA that were still classified at the time of the movie and why/how these details were being put before the public in fictional form at that time.

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