Podcast #305: Behold A Dictator (2 of 2) – Good Taste and Good Breeding, With Thaddeus Russell

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Part 8 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is a live discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Today's show focuses on the subservience of Hollywood and the press during the New Deal, and eventually moves into the genesis of eugenics in America.

Co-hosts: Antigone Darling of Sex, Lies & Anarchy and Carlos Morales of Truth Over Comfort

Discussed Today:
-Self-Purification of Judaism
-CENSORSHIP/SELF-CENSORSHIP of the Press
-Hollywood transformation
1920s: celebration the rebellious spirit of the time, promotion sexual liberation and strong women

1930s: "good taste," regimentation, community, and pro-state

-Hayes office - code of self-censorship
-"The Road Is Open Again" Warner Brothers propaganda

-FOX and the Will Rodgers formula

-Frank Capra and COLUMBIA pictures Folk Ethos: developed in Germany in the 19th century
speak through a single leader who understands the will of the people or what Hegel might have referred to as the "spirit"

-Regimentation of daily life
-Eugenics: what Germans learned from America

Bumper Music:
"Say Yes (Instrumental)" Wax Tailor
"Battle of Kursk" Greatest Story Never Told Soundtrack

Look Closer:
Thaddeus Russell's Site - www.thaddeusrussell.com

Sex, Lies & Anarchy - http://sexliesanarchy.com/

Truth Over Comfort Podcast - http://www.truthovercomfort.net/

Mises: The Hoover New Deal of 1932 - http://mises.org/rothbard/agd/chapter11.asp

Previous School Sucks Show With Thaddeus Russell - http://schoolsucksproject.com/category/podcast/a-renegade-history-course-with-thaddeus-russell/

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2 comments

  1. Brett, I recently re-listened to the Thaddeus Russell corpus on School Sucks. I think your instincts are largely correct. I think you let Thaddeus get away with a lot of Assertions that should be challenged. He is brilliant, but a bit of an intellectual bully, and many of his assertions are nonsensical.
    Great program.

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