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The New Dumbness (Best of Gatto, Episode Four)

Part four in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from The Prologue, Section Six: "The New Dumbness"(p.16-18) Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto (Documentary) Commentary and Analysis: The Ultimate History Lesson (16+ Hours / mp3) Related PostsThe Art of Driving (Best of Gatto, Episode Five)96Part five in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from Chapter One - The Way It Used to Be Section Four: "The Art of Driving"(p.26-27) Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History…Tags: ...

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The New Individualism (Best of Gatto, Episode Three)

Part three in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. These excerpts are from The Prologue, Section Three: "The New Individualism" and Section Four: "School As Religion"(p.12-14) Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto (Documentary) https://www.tragedyandhope.com/th-films/the-ultimate-history-lesson/commentary-and-analysis/ Related PostsBefore You Send Your Child to Public School... (Best of Gatto, Episode One)77Part One in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from The Prologue, Section One: "Bianca, You Animal, Shut Up!" (p.10-11) Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John…Tags: ...

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236 (Live): Historical Research Methods, Historiography, and Historicity

Picture: From the most paranoid conspiracy theorists to the most patriotic and authority-worshiping main-streamers, people need to understand that history is not a cartoon Historian Kevin Cole joins me for a live discussion, recorded on August 16th. Kevin explains his waking up process, and then we examine the history of the study of history. We also look into some of Kevin's projects - an upcoming book about the trivium and a recent article about Carol Quigley - to provide examples. Discussed: -the creation of disciplines -historiography (different lenses for viewing the past) -historicity (accuracy and impact) -the dangers of biographical history -Organic Unity -The Society of the Elect -Neologisms -The founding fathers and the Illuminati -The Professor Who Knew Too ...

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History Discussion With Kevin Cole (from Podcast #236) – Unedited Audio and Video

Historian Kevin Cole joins me for a live discussion, recorded on August 16th. Kevin explains his waking up process, and then we examine the history of the study of history. We also look into some of Kevin’s projects – an upcoming book about the trivium and a recent article about Caroll Quigley – to provide examples. Part One: Part Two: Discussed: -the creation of disciplines -historiography (different lenses for viewing the past) -historicity (accuracy and impact) -the dangers of biographical history -Organic Unity -The Society of the Elect -Neologisms -The founding fathers and the Illuminati -The Professor Who Knew Too Much -who has been meddling in this academic discipline? -the de-cartoon-ifying of history and conspiracy

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235: To Make Good Citizens – Brett and Richard Guest-Host the 5 Live Radio Show

On August 14th, Richard Grove and I guest-hosted a show called 5 Live Radio on the Logos Radio Network. We began the show by discussing an article from lewrockwell.com: The Police State Mindset in Our Public Schools, By John W. Whitehead We expand from there to a deeper discussion of education vs. schooling, the trivium, the active literacies, and American history. We also take some calls. Look Closer: Drug Raid At Stratford High School - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratford_High_School_%28Goose_Creek,_South_Carolina%29 The Trivium method - http://www.triviumeducation.com/ tragedyandhope.com - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ The ULTIMATE History Lesson w/ John Taylor Gatto - https://www.tragedyandhope.com/dumbing-us-down/

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234: Meanwhile, In East Germany… (Brett on the Accelerated Learning Program)

This is my recent appearance on the ALP Live Show. Hosts Ali and Ellen invited me to discuss the Cold War and the Iron Curtain. About ALP: Join Ali & Ellen in a journey in self-education and personal intellectual empowerment. Live on LRN.FM from 11:00PM - 1:00AM Eastern. Please like their show on Facebook. The Arconym ALP changes weekly. During my show it stood for "Accelerated Learning Program." Look Closer: WALL STREET AND THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION, by Antony Sutton - http://reformed-theology.org/html/books/bolshevik_revolution/index.html Antony Sutton - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_C._Sutton Iron Curtain Overview - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Curtain 10. United States House Select Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations and Comparable Organizations (Reece Committee) (Cox Committee) - 10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_Select_Committee_to_Investigate_Tax-Exempt_Foundations_and_Comparable_Organizations The Red Scare Overview - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_scare 25. Tragedy and Hope: ...

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233: Tools – The Brain Software (With Richard Grove and Paul Verge)

Paul and Richard have been using this software for years, with some impressive results. Recently I have come to understand its value for personal organization, creativity, and historical research. I highly recommend the full video version of the show, available here: Or the The Stand-Alone Brain Tutorial Look Closer: The Brain - http://www.thebrain.com/ Tragedy and Hope - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Correction: Listen to us live tonight, 8-14-13 at 7pm EST on 5 Live Radio. Stream it here. Related PostsFull Video - Podcast #233: Tools - The Brain Software71Paul and Richard have been using this software for years, with some impressive results. Recently I have come to understand its value for personal organization, creativity, and historical research. Look Closer: The Brain - http://www.thebrain.com/ ...

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Full Video – Podcast #233: Tools – The Brain Software

Paul and Richard have been using this software for years, with some impressive results. Recently I have come to understand its value for personal organization, creativity, and historical research. Look Closer: The Brain - http://www.thebrain.com/ Tragedy and Hope - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Related Posts233: Tools - The Brain Software (With Richard Grove and Paul Verge)71Paul and Richard have been using this software for years, with some impressive results. Recently I have come to understand its value for personal organization, creativity, and historical research. I highly recommend the full video version of the show, available here: Or the The Stand-Alone Brain Tutorial Look Closer: The…Tags: brain, paul, software, richard, hope, tragedy, closer, http://www.tragedyandhope.com, http://www.thebrain.com, full

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232: How the Truth Becomes Illegal (Addendum/Optional) – Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy

An addendum to 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. And why do so many in the media want to bury the truth? Moving away from ideologies, aspirations, and academics, this episode deals with the specific operational maneuvers of those who shaped 20th century history from behind the scenes. This episode is a complete reading of Murray Rothbard's essay/book Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy

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Film Making and History Chat With Richard Grove

(A/V Club) Richard and I sit down in his studio to test Ustream, and then we talk for an hour. Related PostsShow Prep With Richard Grove and Kevin Cole (History...So It Doesn't Repeat)79A/V CLUB Part One (28:25) Part Two (03:43)Tags: a/v, club, richard, grove, historyPre-Show 9-11-1373(A/V CLUB) Brett and Rich preparing for episode #239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11 - Getting that in-box to emptyTags: club, a/v, grove, richardFull Video - 239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/1171(A/V CLUB) The second year of what I’m hoping will become an iconoclastic tradition: thinking on 9/11 in America. This show has three parts: 1. What is inferential distance and what communication problems does it cause? 2. An explanation and ...

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230: How the Truth Becomes Illegal (Part 3) – A New World Order

Topic: Part three 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. And why do so many in the media want to bury the truth? This installment deals primarily with what my research has led me to understand as the actual subversion of the United States in the 20th century, by a vast network of internationalist and collectivist revolutionaries, tracing its roots to late-19th century British academia. Today, this subversion is often referred to with the nebulous term, New World Order. I am joined by Richard Grove and Kevin Cole from TragedyandHope.com ...

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Bonus Show: Red Scare Discussion With Gardner Goldsmith (Video)

A/V CLUB: This was our first attempt to record the second part of the How the Truth Became Illegal Series. Related PostsBonus Show: Red Scare Discussion With Gardner Goldsmith (mp3)91A/V CLUB: This was our first attempt to record the second part of the How the Truth Became Illegal Series.Tags: second, record, attempt, truth, illegal, series, club, a/v, scare, redPre-Show 6-13-13 (With Gardner Goldsmith)82Gardner and I prepare to cover the Red Scare and Glenn Greenwald vs. Larry O'DonnellTags: gardner, red, goldsmith, scare, mainstream, media, a/vAfter School Sucks Special 11-22-1278Revisionist History - Mainstream media - JFK - Kubrick - Conspiracy - Pilgrim hygiene - Myth of Savage (book)Tags: history, media, mainstream, a/v

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Show Prep With Richard Grove and Kevin Cole (History…So It Doesn’t Repeat)

A/V CLUB Part One (28:25) Part Two (03:43) Related PostsUltimate History Lesson Pre-Show With Richard Grove82Discussing the possibility of doing a live School Sucks show.Tags: grove, history, richard, tragedy&hope, a/vFilm Making and History Chat With Richard Grove79(A/V Club) Richard and I sit down in his studio to test Ustream, and then we talk for an hour.Tags: richard, club, history, grove, a/v[BONUS] THE MASTERMIND – s01e01 – “The Time For Expansion”75(AUDIO, 136 MINUTES) With Richard Grove and Kevin Cole. The Mastermind shows begin with a "pain point," which is a pressing problem of a personal, professional, political, cultural or educational nature. We discuss the problem in detail and contemplate/debate solutions. Every day, Alex Jones and his collection of extremely punchable…Tags: richard, ...

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Independence Day Bonus Live Show (Video)

Part One: Gratitude for bein' 'merican? - the revolutionary spirit of the Brits - History Lessons (Book) - How is history taught in North Korean schools? Poorly. - 9 things you didn't know about the Declaration of Independence - Amanda BillyRock's Declaration of Personal Independence - Howard Zinn's People's History of the United States Part Two: Q&A with the chat - People in the chat discuss Kokesh loading a gun on video in DC - Osborne's thoughts on Tragedy and Hope - caller: NSA recruiters at the University of Wisconsin - Monsanto and GMOs - Stef's review of World War Z - the supposed limits of racial/ethnic comedy

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226: How the Truth Becomes Illegal (Part 2) – Barometer

Topic: Part two 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 both phases of The Red Scare (1919-1921 and 1947-1957), related trends in American politics (xenophobia, prohibition, isolationism, hyper-racism, paranoia), new uses of law and appeals to authority to control speech and the public mind, and some heavy hints of another dark conspiracy that began to overtake America early in the 20th century. Bumper Music: "Good Save the Queen" British National Anthem "Good Save the Queen" The Sex Pistols Look Closer: Chapter 14: War is the ...

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217: A Smorgasbord of Topics With Dan Carlin

A long-awaited and frequently-requested discussion with Dan Carlin, the host of the Common Sense and Hardcore History podcasts. Dan was one of the first podcasters I ever listened to on a regular basis. Some of what we discussed: -What happened to the media? -Narrow-casting -Dan's transition from radio to podcasting, how did that happen? -The process for producing Hardcore History -Is history shaped more by philosophy/prevailing ideologies or by accidents/wildcard events? -The dreaded Nazi questions: could happen here? Is it happening here? -An American way to fascism? -Civil Libertarianism vs total libertarianism (personal and economic) -Can we expect to maintain civil liberties with stricter economic controls? -What kinds of people are attracted to political power? -The problems with and politics ...

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Full Video – 216: Assassinations, Bad Weather, Psychedelic Rye and Other Wildcards of History

There's a lot here that didn't make it into the podcast. Recorded live 5-9-13. The one-year anniversary of the School Sucks Live Show Topic: This live show was recorded immediately after my 90-minute discussion with Dan Carlin (coming soon), and the gears of my brain were really turning in different ways. I wanted to discuss methods and theories for examining and interpreting history. Often history is a story told through the "Great" Man Theory, opposed to the Trends and Forces Theory. Reflecting on a series of shows I did about the Nazis, I realize that there is considerable synthesis between the two. This conversation is derailed by silliness a couple of times and also contains non-live portions. Were the Salem ...

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216: Assassinations, Bad Weather, Psychedelic Rye and Other Wildcards of History

Recorded live 5-9-13. The one-year anniversary of the School Sucks Live Show Topic: This live show was recorded immediately after my 90-minute discussion with Dan Carlin (coming soon), and the gears of my brain were really turning in different ways. I wanted to discuss methods and theories for examining and interpreting history. Often history is a story told through the "Great" Man Theory, opposed to the Trends and Forces Theory. Reflecting on a series of shows I did about the Nazis, I realize that there is considerable synthesis between the two. This conversation is derailed by silliness a couple of times and also contains non-live portions. Were the Salem Witch Trials the result of a community-wide psychedelic accident? Bumper Music: ...

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Full Video – 209: Terrorism and Other Consequences of Collectivism – With James Corbett

Another long-overdue conversation, this time with James Corbett, RT contributor and host of the Corbett Report: - James discusses his wake-up process - Adam Curtis films: Century of the Self and the Power of Nightmares - Al Qaeda doesn't exist - teaching elementary school in Japan - The pervasiveness of the Prussian Model - Japanese collectivism - MSNBC Promo: children are property of the "community" - Collectivism vs. Individualism - America's history of abandoning personal independence? - Audience Q&A on religion, Molyneux/Wilcutts debate, scientific management of humans Related Posts209: Terrorism and Other Consequences of Collectivism - With James Corbett100Another long-overdue conversation, this time with James Corbett, RT contributor and host of the Corbett Report: Topics: -James discusses his wake-up process ...

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209: Terrorism and Other Consequences of Collectivism – With James Corbett

Another long-overdue conversation, this time with James Corbett, RT contributor and host of the Corbett Report: Topics: -James discusses his wake-up process -Adam Curtis films: Century of the Self and the Power of Nightmares -Al Qaeda doesn't exist -teaching elementary school in Japan -The pervasiveness of the Prussian Model -Japanese collectivism -MSNBC Promo: children are property of the "community" -Collectivism vs. Individualism -America's history of abandoning personal independence? -Audience Q&A on religion, Molyneux/Wilcutts debate, scientific management of humans Full Video: Look Closer: Corbett Report - http://www.corbettreport.com/ Related PostsFull Video - 209: Terrorism and Other Consequences of Collectivism – With James Corbett100Another long-overdue conversation, this time with James Corbett, RT contributor and host of the Corbett Report: - James discusses his ...

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200f: Thaddeus Russell – A Renegade History of the United States

(2013 NH Liberty Forum Series, Part Six) A fascinating discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. -A Renegade History (brief synopsis) -The question of morality -Bernays and marketing -Thaddeus vents about public education Recorded at the 2013 New Hampshire Liberty Forum. Look Closer: Thaddeus Russell's Site - www.thaddeusrussell.com Thaddeus On Stossel - http://youtu.be/xpelVE7trK0 ReasonTV: What Happened to the Antiwar Movement? - youtu.be/N_VHEts3fqk Why I Got Fired From Teaching American History - www.huffingtonpost.com/thaddeus-russell/fired-teaching-american-history_b_767172.html

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200b: Neal’s UNESCO High School Experience

(2013 NH Liberty Forum Series, Part Two) Neal from Flaming Freedom joins Osborne and me for a discussion at the 2013 New Hampshire Liberty Forum. Discussion: -UNESCO Schools and the International Baccalaureate(IB)Program -American History through the Book of Mormon -Euphemism: "Single-Party Rulers" -Hegel and Marx -discovering the philosophy of liberty in high school -the 2004 Presidential Election -How gays were co-opted by the state Look Closer: Flaming Freedom - http://flamingfreedom.com/

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Lincoln, FDR and Obama – A Warning (Video)

(With Tom Woods, Author of the Politically Incorrect Guide To American History) There's a lot of people today who haven't learned from history telling us about the importance of learning from history... Last month we had the inauguration. Four years ago at the first inauguration, the popular theme for the mainstream media was FDR and Great Depression. As Obama's first term was coming to an end, the media and Hollywood, who provide talking points and set agendas, began encouraging the masses to make associations between Lincoln and Obama, or at least get people thinking about the "heroics" of Lincoln: -Burton's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter -Spielberg's even more ridiculous film, based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals -media starts using ...

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194: A High School Senior Stands Up and Talks Back

Photo: One high school history teacher is working hard to get his students excited about America's next military target. Topic: Sam, a high school senior and host of the You Tube channel Liberty Queenjoins me to discuss her self-education in spite of being trapped in government school. Discussion: -Influences/What inspired you to start this channel? -Ron Paul and the pointless, pugilistic nature of politics -What is the school experience like after coming to understand the ideas of liberty? -dealing with a warmonger teacher -The pledge of allegiance -The gun debate -Why freedom is a personal pursuit Bumper Music: High School Musical 2: 'All for One' Music Video Look Closer: Liberty Queen

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192: Tom Woods – Liberty Classroom

Topic: Today I am joined by Tom Woods - historian, economist, political analyst, and author. Tom wrote the 2004 New York Times bestseller, The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, as well as 33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask. His latest book is Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse Discussion: BACKGROUND Tom survived Harvard and Columbia How did he come to be a libertarian? HISTORY There's a lot of people today who haven't learned from history telling us about the importance of learning from history Last week we had the inauguration In 2009 with the economic "crisis," the popular theme for the mainstream media was FDR and Great Depression As Obama's first term ...

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