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This podcast is for individual interviews on the Scott Horton Show. See the Q & A show feed to hear Scott answer listener questions and for the full show archives. Scott Horton is the author of Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan, and is the host of the Scott Horton Show podcast. He has conducted over 5,000 interviews with authors, journalists, activists, and whistleblowers on the most important foreign policy issues since 2003.

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This podcast is for individual interviews on the Scott Horton Show. See the Q & A show feed to hear Scott answer listener questions and for the full show archives. Scott Horton is the author of Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan, and is the host of the Scott Horton Show podcast. He has conducted over 5,000 interviews with authors, journalists, activists, and whistleblowers on the most important foreign policy issues since 2003.

    5/13/21 Jim Bovard on the Dangerous Consequences of America’s Secret Police State

    5/13/21 Jim Bovard on the Dangerous Consequences of America’s Secret Police State

    Jim Bovard discusses the way the American surveillance state has slowly dismantled the fourth amendment, especially thanks to the FISA courts and the way they've enabled legal loopholes for spying on nearly any American citizen. Bovard cites interventions by the NSA and FBI as major factors in Trump's failure to win re-election in November, and says similar activity has most likely compromised dozens of high-profile politicians in the past. All Americans should be able to agree that the intelligence apparatus is an obstacle to liberty and flourishing in this country.



    Discussed on the show:



    "FISA and the Still Too Secret Police" (The American Conservative)

    "The lies and conspiracy theories from neocon ‘crazies’ that fueled Iraq war are subject of new history" (Mondoweiss)

    The Power of Positive Thinking

    "The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant" (The Guardian)

    "Clear and Present Danger (1994)" (IMDb)

    Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers



    Jim Bovard is a columnist for USA Today and the author of Public Policy Hooligan: Rollicking and Wrangling from Helltown to Washington. Find all of his books and read his work on his website and follow him on Twitter @JimBovard.



    This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Photo IQ; Green Mill Supercritical; Zippix Toothpicks; and Listen and Think Audio.



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    5/13/21 Alan Macleod on the Global PR Offensive of the Israeli Propagandists

    5/13/21 Alan Macleod on the Global PR Offensive of the Israeli Propagandists

    Scott interviews Alan Macleod about all the ways the mainstream media distorts the Israel-Palestine narrative to make it seem like both sides share some of the blame for an unfortunate situation that isn't really anyone's fault. What's never explained is the fact that the supposed Palestinian territories are at this point little more than heavily-occupied refugee camps, and that attacks from the Palestinians are the predictable result of decades of Israeli aggression. Still, Scott and Macleod are hopeful that when the facts on the ground are so obvious and one-sided, people will soon wake up to what's going on.



    Discussed on the show:



    "Hamas launches new attack on Israel after Jerusalem clashes" (New York Post)

    "Gaza militants, Israel trade new rocket fire and airstrikes" (AP News)

    "20 dead in Gaza as Israel responds to Hamas rocket fire" (Yahoo News Australia)

    "In Wake of HRW Apartheid Report, Israeli Propagandists Launch Global PR Offensive" (MintPress News)



    Alan MacLeod is a member of the Glasgow University Media Group. He is the author of Propaganda in the Information Age: Still Manufacturing Consent. Follow him on Twitter @AlanRMacLeod.



    This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Photo IQ; Green Mill Supercritical; Zippix Toothpicks; and Listen and Think Audio.



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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agDy9ue-Sgg

    5/13/21 Ramzy Baroud on Palestinian Solidarity in the Face of Israeli Oppression

    5/13/21 Ramzy Baroud on Palestinian Solidarity in the Face of Israeli Oppression

    Ramzy Baroud discusses the deliberately misleading way that stories about Israel-Palestine are presented in western media. The story, he says, almost always begins with the fact that Palestinians have launched rockets at Israeli forces, or at least presents the conflict as an even fight between two neighbors, in which Israel, of course, has the right to defend its own borders. What's never explained is the fact that the supposed Palestinian territories are at this point little more than heavily-occupied refugee camps, and that attacks from the Palestinians cannot be understood without the background of decades of Israeli aggression. Nevertheless, Baroud describes himself as an optimist: in particular, he thinks the situation has become so obviously one-sided that international support cannot help but shift toward the plight of the Palestinians.



    Discussed on the show:



    "Muna is Palestine, Yakub is Israel: The Untold Story of Sheikh Jarrah" (Palestine Chronicle)

    "If I don’t steal it, somebody else is going to steal it." (Twitter)

    "Opinion | Palestinian Refugees Deserve to Return Home. Jews Should Understand." (The New York Times)



    Ramzy Baroud is a US-Arab journalist and is the editor-in-chief of the Palestine Chronicle. He is the author of My Father Was A Freedom Fighter: The Untold Story of Gaza and The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story. His new book is These Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons. Follow Ramzy on Twitter @RamzyBaroud and read his work at RamzyBaroud.net.



    This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Photo IQ; Green Mill Supercritical; Zippix Toothpicks; and Listen and Think Audio.



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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltBTS4a8_XM

    5/13/21 Phil Weiss on the Growing Recognition of Israeli Apartheid

    5/13/21 Phil Weiss on the Growing Recognition of Israeli Apartheid

    Scott talks to Phil Weiss about Israel-Palestine in light of the violence of the last few days. Weiss begins by pointing out that Human Rights Watch has finally declared Israel to be a single apartheid state. In other words, the two-state solution is dead, and the supposed Palestinian territories are really just occupied Israeli lands. Other human rights groups have echoed this same sentiment. The growing acknowledgement of this fact has helped to fuel recent tensions and violence, says Weiss, but more importantly, it's helping to increase awareness of the plight of the Palestinians. With the promise of the two-state solution all but shattered at this point, millions of well-meaning but essentially disinterested people around the world may start to side with the Palestinians and finally support their claim to equal rights.



    Discussed on the show:



    "The lies and conspiracy theories from neocon ‘crazies’ that fueled Iraq war are subject of new history" (Mondoweiss)

    "Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution" (Human Rights Watch)

    Oslo Accords

    "Opinion | Palestinian Refugees Deserve to Return Home. Jews Should Understand." (The New York Times)

    Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy



    "Help, We Can’t Stop Writing About Andrew Yang" (The New York Times)

    What Price Israel?





    Philip Weiss is the long-time editor of Mondoweiss.net. Follow him on Twitter @PhilWeiss.



    This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Photo IQ; Green Mill Supercritical; Zippix Toothpicks; and Listen and Think Audio.



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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhop2MU4csA

    5/11/21 Dave Smith on the Upcoming Pennsylvania LP Convention and Mises Caucus Event

    5/11/21 Dave Smith on the Upcoming Pennsylvania LP Convention and Mises Caucus Event

    Scott talks to Dave Smith about the upcoming Pennsylvania Libertarian Party convention and the special Mises Caucus event happening in Pittsburgh the same weekend. Both Smith and Scott will be speaking this Friday, May 14th, and there will be a host of other guest appearances on Saturday. The event will be hosted at the Double Tree, Pittsburgh—don't miss out!



    Discussed on the show:



    "Take Human Action Bash" (Eventbrite)



    Dave Smith is the host of the podcast Part of the Problem and a member of Legion of Skanks. His debut comedy special, Libertas, reached #1 on iTunes. Follow him on Twitter @ComicDaveSmith.



    This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Photo IQ; Green Mill Supercritical; Zippix Toothpicks; and Listen and Think Audio.



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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8Y0ZmgoZyo&t=56s

    5/7/21 Kevin Gosztola on the Inhumane Treatment of America’s National Security Whistleblowers

    5/7/21 Kevin Gosztola on the Inhumane Treatment of America’s National Security Whistleblowers

    Kevin Gosztola discusses the alarming new developments in the case of Daniel Hale, a whistleblower who helped expose the U.S. military's secret drone assassination program during the Obama administration. Because it's so easy to obtain convictions of whistleblowers, Hale recently pled guilty to one of the charges against him, hoping to receive a deal from the court. But now he's being held, mostly in solitary confinement, in the Alexandria Detention Center, the same facility where Chelsea Manning attempted suicide, and a specific part of the reason a British judge turned down the extradition of Julian Assange to the U.S. earlier this year. Scott and Gosztola lament the irony that America treats whistleblowers who risk their livelihoods for the sake of the American people worse than the worst violent criminals. This treatment was a pattern during the Obama and Trump administrations, and now seems to be continuing under Biden too.



    Discussed on the show:



    "Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Detained at Facility Where Chelsea Manning Attempted Suicide" (Shadowproof)

    "Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Jailed Ahead of Sentencing" (The Intercept)

    "The Drone Papers: Secret documents detail the U.S. assassination program" (The Intercept)

    The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government's Secret Drone Warfare Program

    Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield





    Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, "Unauthorized Disclosure." Follow him on Twitter @kgosztola.



    This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Photo IQ; Green Mill Supercritical; Zippix Toothpicks; and Listen and Think Audio.



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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK559GtbCXA

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