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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 5,500 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 5,500 interviews with authors, journalists, activists, and whistleblowers on the most important foreign policy issues since 2003.

    1/14/22 Ray McGovern on the US-Russia Talks

    1/14/22 Ray McGovern on the US-Russia Talks

    Ray McGovern is back to discuss the recent talks between Putin and the Biden Administration. McGovern observes that the talks, framed as a tense battle over Ukrainian sovereignty, appear to have actually steered towards a discussion about arms control in the region. A discussion that’s grown in necessity since the Trump Administration abruptly left a nuclear treaty with Russia. Scott and McGovern also talk about the collapsing narrative that the Russians are set to invade Ukraine any day now. 



    Discussed on the show:



    “Peeking Past the Pall Put Over Arms Talks With Russia” (Antiwar.com)



    Ray McGovern is the co-creator of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and the former chief of the CIA’s Soviet analysts division. Read all of his work at his website: raymcgovern.com.



    This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt and Listen and Think Audio.



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    • 34 min
    1/13/22 Daniel Ellsberg: Humans Are Not to Be Entrusted With Nuclear Weapons

    1/13/22 Daniel Ellsberg: Humans Are Not to Be Entrusted With Nuclear Weapons

    Scott is joined by the heroic whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg to talk about a recent press release he helped put out calling for the abolition of land-based nuclear missiles in the United States. Before getting to that, Scott and Ellsberg discuss how his Pentagon Papers leak contributed to the end of the Vietnam War. Ellsberg then draws on his experience as a nuclear war planner to explain the crazy and perilous thinking behind post-WWII nuclear deterrence plans. They also discuss his most recent leak of classified documents that show how close the U.S. came to starting a nuclear war over Taiwan in the late 1950s. 



    Discussed on the show:



    “Organizations Call for Elimination of ‘Launch on Warning’ Land-Based Nuclear Missiles in the United States” (Common Deams)

    Uncommon Cause - Volume II by General George Lee Butler

    “Risk of Nuclear War Over Taiwan in 1958 Said to Be Greater Than Publicly Known” (New York Times)

    “The Drone Papers” (The Intercept)

    The Spoils of War by Andrew Cockburn



    Daniel Ellsberg is a former Marine Corps company commander and nuclear expert for the Rand Corporation. He is the leaker behind the Pentagon Papers, which revealed the truth behind the Vietnam War. He is the author of Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers and The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner.



    This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt and Listen and Think Audio.

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    1/13/22 Andy Worthington on the Twenty Years of Abuse at Guantanamo Bay

    1/13/22 Andy Worthington on the Twenty Years of Abuse at Guantanamo Bay

    Scott is joined by Andy Worthington, author of Guantanamo Files to discuss the status of the prison two decades after it opened. Worthington explains who remains detained at the prison, where detainees stand regarding trials and the developments that have happened under Biden so far. Scott and Worthington also discuss the shameful history of the illegal prison.



    Discussed on the show:



    Art from Guantanamo Bay

    Unmasking Jihadi John: Anatomy of a Terrorist (IMDb)

    Don't Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantanamo by Mansoor Adayfi

    “The Guantánamo “Suicides”” (Harpers)



    Andy Worthington is the author of Guantanamo Files and the director of “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo.” Read his work at the Future of Freedom Foundation and AndyWorthington.co.uk and follow him on Twitter @GuantanamoAndy.



    This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt and Listen and Think Audio.



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    • 41 min
    1/13/22 Trita Parsi on the American Public’s Influence on US Foreign Policy

    1/13/22 Trita Parsi on the American Public’s Influence on US Foreign Policy

    Trita Parsi of the Quincy Institute recently wrote a piece in a German publication arguing that the noninterventionist sentiment of the Trump years was not an arbitration. So Scott brought him on to talk about it. They discuss Parsi’s expectations for the future of Europe’s security structure. They then get into whether or not public opinion has any impact on American foreign policy. Next, they discuss how global perceptions of Biden’s political situation are affecting the Iran deal negotiations. Lastly, they touch on the continuing war in Yemen. 



    Discussed on the show:



    “The end of American adventurism abroad” (IPS)

    Doomsday by Daniel Ellsberg 

    “Biden’s Shameful Silence on Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen” (The New Republic) 

    “In Strategic Shift, U.S. Draws Closer to Yemeni Rebels” (Wall Street Journal)



    Trita Parsi is the Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and the author of Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy. Parsi is the recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Follow him on Twitter @tparsi.



    This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt and Listen and Think Audio.



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    • 23 min
    1/7/22 Daniel McAdams on the Unfolding Revolution in Kazakhstan

    1/7/22 Daniel McAdams on the Unfolding Revolution in Kazakhstan

    Scott interviews Daniel McAdams about the uprisings in Kazakhstan this week on Antiwar Radio. McAdams explains why these violent protests broke out. He then points to how this has all the markings of a western-backed color-coded revolution. Scott and McAdams discuss the geopolitical importance of Kazakhstan and the “coalition of interests” with their eyes on the country. 



    Discussed on the show:



    “The U.S. Directed Rebellion in Kazakhstan May Well Strengthen Russia” (Moon of Alabama)

    ASB News / Military account on Twitter



    Daniel McAdams is the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and the co-host of the Ron Paul Liberty Report. Follow him on Twitter @DanielLMcAdams and read all of his work over at Antiwar.com.



    This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt and Listen and Think Audio.



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    • 30 min
    1/7/22 Bill Ottman on Alternative Social Networks and the Future of the Internet

    1/7/22 Bill Ottman on Alternative Social Networks and the Future of the Internet

    Scott is joined by Bill Ottman, the co-founder and CEO of Minds — a blockchain-based social network. After Twitter banned Dr. Robert Malone for spreading alleged medical misinformation, many have been voicing frustration with the major social networks. And although some alternatives have been gaining in popularity, nothing has taken off as the new place as of yet. Ottman and Scott discuss the landscape of alternative social networks, the features these networks are offering and what we can expect as the internet continues to evolve. 



    Discussed on the show:



    Dr. Robert Malone on the Joe Rogan Experience



    Bill Ottman is an Internet entrepreneur and freedom of information activist based in Connecticut. He is also the CEO and co-founder of Minds. 



    This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt and Listen and Think Audio.



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    • 43 min

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