Film, Literature & The New World Order

Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” – FLNWO #22

12/15/20142 Comments

On this edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order we are joined by Roderick Long of the Austro-Athenian Empire blog to discuss Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Is Ebeneezer Scrooge a model of the modern libertarian, or is this image a distortion of what it means to be libertarian? Join us for this very philosophical examination of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

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Tora, Tora, Tora! – FLNWO #21

11/14/20144 Comments

On this edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order James Perloff, author of The Shadows of Power and Truth Is A Lonely Warrior, joins us to discuss the 1970 Hollywood/Japanese production, Tora, Tora Tora! We discuss Perloff’s recent article on the Pearl Harbor deception, “Pearl Harbor: Roosevelt’s 9/11” and the pieces of the Pearl Harbor puzzle that the movie leaves out. We get into the details of where the movie came from and how it paints Pearl Harbor as a tragic accident rather than a devious deception.

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Grave of the Fireflies – FLNWO #20

10/21/20142 Comments

On this edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order James and Broc West of APPerspective.net discuss Grave of the Fireflies, the 1988 animated film from Studio Ghibli that just may be the greatest war movie ever made. Break out the tissues and prepare for some tears as we hash out the psychological scars this film leaves and examine the movie as a work of art, as an anti-war movie, as a moral tale, and as a stark reminder of how the victors write the history books.

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Contagion – FLNWO #19

09/15/201444 Comments

This month on Film, Literature and the New World Order, Tim Kilkenny of RevelationsRadioNews joins us to discuss the 2011 propaganda film, “Contagion.” We examine “Participant Media,” the media venture of billionaire Jeff Skoll that produces “social action campaigns” for each of its 55 films and seeks to shape public debate in five main target areas, including pandemic disease. In this episode, James and Tim dissect the propaganda techniques and message of the film and point out how the film seeks to shape the opinions of the audience.

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They Live – FLNWO #18

08/19/201416 Comments

This month on the Film, Literature and New World Order podcast, James talks to Guillermo Jimenez of TracesofReality.com about “They Live,” John Carpenter’s surprisingly prescient 1988 film about a society hypnotized and controlled by an alien species that cannot be seen directly. We discuss the film as a metaphor for the modern day “truth movement” viewpoint of a world controlled by a conspiratorial ruling elite, and what that metaphor can teach us about rebellion and resistance to the system as it exists.

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B.F. Skinner’s “Walden Two” – FLNWO #17

07/29/20142 Comments

This month on the Film, Literature and New World Order podcast, James explores B.F. Skinner’s 1948 utopian novel, “Walden Two.” We discuss Skinner’s ideas of behavioural engineering, how they are employed in the novel, and why this raises the ire of the general reading public. We also interrogate the roots of behavioural “science” and find it to be ethically and intellectually bankrupt.

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Charlie Wilson’s War – FLNWO #16

06/17/20140 Comments

How and why did the Afghan-Soviet war start? What was the CIA’s involvement in the affair? Who did they support and what were they aiming at? If you’re interested in the answers to these questions you won’t find them in 2007’s Hollywood drama, Charlie Wilson’s War, but you will hear them discussed on this podcast. Join us today for another edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order as Pearse Redmond of Porkin’s Policy Review joins us to dissect the propaganda and predictive programming of this CIA-Afghan cover up movie.

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Aldous Huxley’s “Island” – FLNWO #15

05/20/201412 Comments

This month on Film, Literature and the New World Order we’re joined by Will Morgan of The Sync Book to discuss Aldous Huxley’s final novel, Island. A philosophical exploration of Huxley’s imagined utopia, Island raises the question of what paradise looks like and how it can be achieved. Join James and Will for this exploration of the subject from two different viewpoints and discover more about Huxley’s most overlooked work.

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Citizen Kane – FLNWO #14

04/21/20140 Comments

This month on Film, Literature and the New World Order James teams up with James Evan Pilato of MediaMonarchy.com to dissect the man, the myth and the legend of Citizen Kane. From the brilliance of the film’s production to an examination of the Hearst/Kane/Welles parallels to a discussion about art attacking power, this wide-ranging podcast covers it all.

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Leap of Faith – FLNWO #13

03/18/20140 Comments

In this month’s edition we talk to Sibel Edmonds of BoilingFrogsPost.com about “Leap of Faith,” the 1992 Hollywood flick starring Steve Martin. We talk about conmen and suckers, how and why people allow themselves to get fooled, and how the movie exposes (and reinforces?) the power of belief.

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