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Anton Chaitkin discusses his new book Who We Are: America’s Fight for Universal Progress, from Franklin to Kennedy. (Check out the book website

Is the grand narrative of progress—a core element of the dominant secular humanist religion of the West—dead and buried, as Lyotard wrote in The Postmodern Condition? Not if Anton Chaitkin can help it! Who We Are offers a patriotic American, pro-nationalist version of the sacred narrative of material progress. Chaitkin, like others associated with the LaRouche movement, argues that nationalists (notably the American Founding Fathers) tend to be pro-industrial-progress, while imperialists (notably the City of London bankers and the British monarchy) tend to be malthusian luddites.

Anton Chaitkin is also the author of George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (with Webster Tarpley) and Treason in America from Aaron Burr to Averell Harriman.

(Republished from Truth Jihad by permission of author or representative)
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Nationalism 
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  1. Renoman says:

    Who has an hour for what can be boiled down into a 5 minute read?

    • Replies: @Kevin Barrett
  2. Anton “Tony” Chaitkin (born 1943) is an author, historian, and a former political activist with the LaRouche movement. He served as History Editor for Executive Intelligence Review.

    Chaitkin’s father was Jacob Chaitkin, who was the legal counsel and strategist for the boycott against Nazi Germany carried on by the American Jewish Congress in the 1930s.[1][2]

    It always amused me how the Establishment used to attack the LaRouche mob as “Anti-Semites”. In reality, they are both cut from the (((same cloth)))

  3. Kaner says:

    i gotta be missing something cause i dont know why people rag on KB so much… Learned a lot from him thru the years and one thing i learned is spotting frauds. Veterans Today . 12/7 and unless i missed something not ONE mention of Pearl .. Wonder what part of Uncle Gordy doesnt understand about the word, VETERAN?? totally compromised imho

  4. @Renoman

    How do you boil down an 8,000 word interview into a five minute read? I can read pretty fast, but not that fast.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  5. @Kevin Barrett

    Wish you could boil it down to a transcript. You have good stuff Kevin, probably heard by 1/10th of those interested. A transcript would bring in the rest. A read is always faster than a podcast.

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  6. @Jim Christian

    Until a qualified person volunteers to do transcripts (it takes four or five hours of ultra-intensive proofreading-editing per one hour show) I’m stuck doing what I can.

    Podcasts are a very popular medium. For some reason, though, people who like podcasts better than text don’t seem to leave comments on text articles saying: “I don’t have time to read thousands of words, please turn this into a podcast so I can take in 8,000 words, with dozens of times more info per word than text (thanks to tone, inflection, etc.)—roughly the equivalent of a 100,000 word book—in just one hour while I do the dishes and take the dog for a walk.”

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  7. @Kevin Barrett

    For some reason, though, people who like podcasts better than text don’t seem to leave comments on text articles saying: “I don’t have time to read thousands of words, please turn this into a podcast…”

    Well, there are audio books, someone must have asked for them. Nonetheless, understood about the transcript. Others have their stuff turned into transcript, but it’s likely they weren’t an hour+ in length. I enjoy George Noory from Coast to Coast AM and have to settle for the broadcast which is painful for the commercial breaks and believe you me, C2C plays plenty of them.

    Probably this is a question for Ron because he’s got the stats (amazing stats that guy can pull up for this site), but any idea how many listens podcasts get vs. transcript reads? Not yours obviously, but others too? Kevin, I’m not arguing or knocking your method or material you understand, just curious.

    Merry Merry!

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