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Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan


Feb 15, 2016

Stephan Schwartz has been involved in trying to make the world a better place for a long time. He's worked in the upper reaches of the defense department, helping transform the military from the draft-era to the professional, volunteer force of today. He's also worked in grass-roots social change organizations fighting for social justice. His insights into the trajectory of history are informed by decades of paying very close attention from multiple perspectives.

The Schwartz Report. Amazon link to Stephan's book.

Song: "Only a Mirage," by Jean Marc Yee. Information about Jean Marc and his music.


Darcy
four and a half years ago

Sorry. I take it back-hadn't listened to the interview.

Darcy
four and a half years ago

How can anybody involved in the high levels of US defence be taken seriously in regards to making the world a better place. I'm sick of you guys-you, Rogan, trussel etc. leading people into these rabbit holes. You make out that you're such freethinkers but at the base of it all you still follow the same dogma- the US may be bad but it's not as bad as those other guys. The fact is that the US mainly, Israel and its allies are the precursors of most evil that is in the world today. The US has a thousand military bases throughout the world. The rest of the world have ten combined. The US has attacked many countries and propped up many illegal governments installing many murderous rulers. The US has a known and widely accepted terrorist training centre-the school of the Americas. The US empire has no rival for aggression towards its fellow man. The US is the essence of evil. Always remember that. Nothing happens in isolation- if the US supports Saudi Arabian attacks on Yemen or Israeli murder in Palestine or colour revolutions in Ukraine or China, support for Isis in Syria - always remember there is no excuse for this. Nothing can balance this out, it is too extreme. Before you comment on another nation being corrupt remember the US itself has to be sorted out.