Picture: The more things change...
Part one in a series of shows inspired by recent current events involving the NSA, Prism, Edward Snowden and the barrage of leading questions from the mainstream media about the government's "legal" power to censor or silence the truth.
This installment deals primarily with WWI, the Wilson administration and the Espionage Act of 1917, a very important (albeit absurd) precedent in the current legal conversation.
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5, 4th mvt. - Allegro non troppo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfPEaElG3m4
Chapter 14: War is the health of the state - http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/zinnwarhea14.html
Who Was Edward M. House? - http://www.lewrockwell.com/higgs/higgs86.html
Woodrow Wilson's Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House, by Godfrey Hodgson - http://www.amazon.com/Woodrow-Wilsons-Right-Hand-Colonel/dp/0300092695/lewrockwell/
The Espionage and Sabotage Act - http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=2&psid=3479
The Witzke Affair: German Intrigue On The Mexican Border, 1917-18 - http://www.fas.org/irp/ops/ci/docs/ci1/ch3e.htm
The Rise of Stalin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XExAieB2Xg
Dmitri Shostakovich and Soviet Censorship - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p4UsWczI1E9
Eugene Debs - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Debs
Espionage Act of 1917 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Espionage_Act
Sedition Act of 1918 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedition_Act_of_1918
The Hidden History of the Espionage Act - http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history_lesson/2010/12/the_hidden_history_of_the_espionage_act.html
Clear and Present Danger - http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Clear-and-present+danger+test
Schenck v. United States - http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Schenck+v.+United+States
Freedom of the Press: Rights and Liberties Under the Law, By Nancy C. Cornwell - http://books.google.com/
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