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At a time when our nation is portrayed as increasingly polarized, media often ignore viewpoints and stories that are worthy of attention. American Thought Leaders, hosted by The Epoch Times Senior Editor Jan Jekielek, features in-depth discussions with some of America’s most influential thought leaders on pertinent issues facing our nation today.

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At a time when our nation is portrayed as increasingly polarized, media often ignore viewpoints and stories that are worthy of attention. American Thought Leaders, hosted by The Epoch Times Senior Editor Jan Jekielek, features in-depth discussions with some of America’s most influential thought leaders on pertinent issues facing our nation today.

    Why Many Chronic Diseases Are Preventable–And Why No One Tells You This: Dr. Robert Lufkin

    Why Many Chronic Diseases Are Preventable–And Why No One Tells You This: Dr. Robert Lufkin

    Dr. Robert Lufkin was once a self-described “product of the medical establishment,” with a fruitful career as a professor of medicine. He’s published hundreds of scientific papers, and has received millions of dollars in government funding.
    But when, out of the blue, he was diagnosed with four seemingly unrelated chronic diseases—and told that he was going to have to be on medication for life—he started looking elsewhere for answers.
    “It was through lifestyle changes that I was able to reverse these very serious and potentially fatal diseases, and get off all medications for them,” Dr. Lufkin says.
    Today, Dr. Lufkin educates people far and wide on how to take charge of their metabolic health, and is in the process of building new healthcare institutions, including a managed care organization and an undergraduate medical school.
    He is the author of, “Lies I Taught in Medical School: And the Truths That Can Save Your Life.”
    “The growth in these diseases is unprecedented in our history, and they’re frankly not sustainable. Half the adult population is hypertensive, the growth rate in type 2 diabetes is going to approach 50 percent of the population soon. When that happens, all these chronic diseases are going to explode. And it doesn’t have to be that way, because this disease is reversible with, in most cases, lifestyle,” says Dr. Lufkin.
    Views expressed in this video are opinions of the host and the guest, and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

    • 41 min
    Former Prime Minister Liz Truss: Britain’s Democratic Process Has Been ‘Outsourced’

    Former Prime Minister Liz Truss: Britain’s Democratic Process Has Been ‘Outsourced’

    “Currently, the government spends 45 percent of GDP in Britain. You know, that is a pretty astonishing figure. It’s 36 percent in the United States, so you’re not that far behind. But in Britain, it’s 45 percent, and I don’t think that represents a proper free market economy.”
    In this episode, I sit down with Liz Truss, former prime minister of the United Kingdom. We dive into the reality of mass immigration and net-zero climate policy in Britain and discuss how parliamentary powers are being supplanted by unelected bureaucracies.
    “Even though we left the European Union, most of the European laws are still on our statute books. So, it’s a bit like getting divorced and still living in the same house as your ex-husband,” says Ms. Truss. “We’ve reduced carbon emissions, but that’s because we’re importing more goods from countries like China, who are building coal-fired power stations. So, there’s no net benefit to the planet. All that’s happened is we have empowered our enemies, and we’ve damaged our own industry.”
    We also talk about the anti-Israel protests sweeping Britain, and Islamist threats targeting members of Parliament.
    “There’s clearly a basis of self-loathing. The people who are on the streets chanting in favor of Hamas or saying ‘capitalism is evil’—they don’t like Britain. They don’t like the British way of life. They don’t like our values,” she said. “A lot of conservatives just think this is a normal political fight. It’s not a normal political fight. This is an enemy within our own country.”
    Views expressed in this video are opinions of the host and the guest, and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

    • 23 min
    CPAC Panel: ‘The Good Doctors’ With Dr. Robert Malone and Dr. Brooke Miller, Hosted by Jan Jekielek

    CPAC Panel: ‘The Good Doctors’ With Dr. Robert Malone and Dr. Brooke Miller, Hosted by Jan Jekielek

    Epoch Times senior editor Jan Jekielek hosted a panel “The Good Doctors” with Drs. Robert Malone and Brooke Miller at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on Feb. 24.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    An Impending Disaster for America in the Pacific?–Grant Newsham

    An Impending Disaster for America in the Pacific?–Grant Newsham

    In the pending $95 billion security aid bill, most of America has been focusing on U.S. aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. But few noticed that key funds for another region were removed—an action that could give communist China control of much of the Pacific.
    Grant Newsham is an expert on Asia-Pacific, a senior fellow with the Center for Security Policy, and author of “When China Attacks.”
    Views expressed in this video are opinions of the host and the guest, and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

    • 28 min
    How the FBI and CIA Operate as ‘States Within a State’: Michael Waller

    How the FBI and CIA Operate as ‘States Within a State’: Michael Waller

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    “So, you had this left-wing, pro-communist and left-wing, anti-communist sections in our intelligence services. And then when the OSS was abolished, many went into the State Department. And they shaped the policies that we’re living with today.”
    In this episode, I sit down with Michael Waller, senior analyst for strategy at the Center for Security Policy and the author of “Big Intel: How the CIA and FBI Went from Cold War Heroes to Deep State Villains.”
    “There was a breaking point in the FBI and the CIA where they stopped serving American interests,” says Mr. Waller. “It ceases to serve the American interest if they view themselves as states within a state.”
    We dive into how the Soviet Union influenced our intelligence and security agencies, and how President Barack Obama fundamentally altered their agendas.
    “They’re making our own FBI agents and CIA officers what they call ‘agents of change,’ to change our culture. This is not legal. This is not what the intelligence community is for,” says Mr. Waller.
    He also reflects on Tucker Carlson’s recent interview with Vladimir Putin.
    “I think any journalist should go meet any foreign leader and get whatever information or disinformation he can out of him. As long as he knows it’s all an orchestrated setup on the other side,” says Mr. Waller.
    Views expressed in this video are opinions of the host and the guest, and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Trump’s NATO Comments, the Tucker-Putin Interview, and the WHO Pandemic Treaty: Historian and Estonian Official Anti Poolamets

    Trump’s NATO Comments, the Tucker-Putin Interview, and the WHO Pandemic Treaty: Historian and Estonian Official Anti Poolamets

    “It looks very legitimate when the President speaks, yes, but I don’t believe a word when a KGB man speaks ... This was a propaganda message for [the] American public first.”
    Anti Poolamets is an Estonian historian and a prominent member of the Conservative People’s Party. He is an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump’s policies concerning Europe, and an equally fierce critic of Vladimir Putin’s expansionist ambitions and his invasion of Ukraine.
    “Trump was a man with [a] backbone and [the] biggest supporter of Ukraine,” says Mr. Poolamets. “Trump was [the] first who gave lethal weapons to Ukraine.”
    In this episode, Mr. Poolamets and I discuss Tucker Carlson’s recent interview with Vladimir Putin, whether the Russian president’s version of history stands up to scrutiny, and how the European Green Deal and the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations are threatening the global economy and state sovereignty.
    “We can’t give away our sovereignty, and the EU is becoming more and more federal. [The] Green Deal is simply destroying European economies, and this is like the Soviet Four-Year Plan,” says Mr. Poolamets.
    Views expressed in this video are opinions of the host and the guest, and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

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carol from PA ,

Always Thought Provoking

This podcast is always intriguing. Jan is an expert interviewer who is able to gently guide the conversation, offering the guest time and space to share their information

AkSonya ,

John Closer - incredible

Thank you for sharing John Closer’s knowledge. I so appreciate when you let incredible people like John just talk.

Elliot F. ,

Great guests, caring and thoughtful interviewing style

Really worth your time. Jan Jekielek is undoubtedly the most beneficially influential interviewer these days and the lead of Epoch Times. He manages to snag highly relevant guests and Jan prepares well for the discussions. He also listens a lot more than he talks.

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