In the midst of the barbecues and somber jingoism that characterize Memorial Day here in the States, why not drop by The Farm. For our Memorial Day show I've got a true American hero and national treasurer, the great Douglas Valentine! For those of you living under a rock, Mr. Valentine is the parapolitical giant behind such works as The Phoenix Program: America's Use of Terror in Vietnam, The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America's War on Drugs, The Strength of the Pack: The Personalities, Politics, and Espionage Intrigues That Shaped the DEA, and most recently The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World.
Mr. Valentine is an absolute titan in this field and it was a great honor to interview him. As longtime reader's of the blog and fans of Strange Tales of the Parapolitical are well aware, Mr. Valentine has had an enormous influence on my research. While the conversation lasts just a little over an hour, it is jam packed with information. Using the infamous World Commerce Corporation as a launching point, Mr. Valentine explains the old China Lobby, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, and the corrupting effect the War on Drugs has had on American society. Mr. Valentine also found the time to explain the cult of counterinsurgency in US security services, the effects of psychological warfare on society, the strategy of tension in America, and even Cambridge Analytica. Finally, his thoughts on the current geopolitical situation and his assessment of modern American imperialism are invaluable. Do give this one a listen folks!
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As always folks, thank you all so much for tuning in and your continuing support! There will hopefully more long form blogs here in the near future, but be assured many exciting projects are in the works. And we have more great guests set to appear on The Farm in the coming weeks. So do stay tuned until next time dear readers and listeners!