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Stephen Kinzer

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The Election of 1900 w. Stephen Kinzer

Turn of the Century

After a contentious race and victory in our current election, we are now looking back on the events surrounding the 1900s election. Steven dives into the narrow ratification of the treaty of Paris, the politics of imperial and non-imperialist, and the beginning of the loss of innocence in the American culture. We are pleased to have you join us for part 2 of our interview with Steven Kinzer.  Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. Kinzer spent more than 20 years working for the New York Times, most of it as a foreign correspondent. His foreign postings placed him at the center of historic events and, at times, in the line of fire.In 2006 Kinzer published Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq. It recounts the 14 times the United States has overthrown foreign governments. Kinzer seeks to explain why these interventions were carried out and what their long-term effects have been. In 2017 Kinzer published The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of the American Empire. It describes America’s first great debate over military intervention abroad.

28mins

10 Nov 2020

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Election of 1898 w. Stephen Kinzer

Turn of the Century

Americans finish a chaotic year with a contentious election, which threatens to tear the country apart. A pompous, bombastic president storms the country and is willing to win at any cost. The year is ... 1898!On the eve of the 2020 election, we are looking back to one of the most significant Midterms in US history. In 1898, future-president Theodore Roosevelt became a national celebrity in Cuba and the Spanish American War. As the US Military conquered Caribbean and Pacific islands, the Fall election became a referendum on 'Expansionism.' Author Stephen Kinzer joins the show for Part 1 of 2 about Anti-Imperialism and a fight for "The Soul of the Nation."Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. Kinzer spent more than 20 years working for the New York Times, most of it as a foreign correspondent. His foreign postings placed him at the center of historic events and, at times, in the line of fire.In 2006 Kinzer published Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq.  It recounts the 14 times the United States has overthrown foreign governments.  Kinzer seeks to explain why these interventions were carried out and what their long-term effects have been.  In 2017 Kinzer published The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire.  It describes America’s first great debate over military intervention abroad.

30mins

2 Nov 2020

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Episode 48 | Politics & Pints w/ Stephen Kinzer

Jackman Radio

In this episode, we sit down with Stephen Kinzer. He is an American author, journalist and academic. A former New York Times correspondent, he has published several books, and currently writes for several newspapers and news agencies.

51mins

4 Sep 2020

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July 23, 2020 (Hour 2): Guest host George Freund w/ guest Stephen Kinzer

The Power Hour

Stephen Kinzer joins George in the second hour to discuss his book "The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War"

54mins

23 Jul 2020

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Listen Up #3 - Stephen Kinzer on Sidney Gottlieb, LSD, Fidel Castro and CIA Mind Control

Banks and Black

Stephen Kinzer is the author of several books, reporting and writing for renowned American newspapers such as the Boston Globe and New York Times. He is also a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. He joins us to discuss his astonishing book, Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control. Buy Poisoner in Chief: https://www.waterstones.com/book/poisoner-in-chief/stephen-kinzer/9781250140432 Twitter - @BanksandBlackEmail - enquiries@banksandblack.com

43mins

14 Jun 2020

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The CIA's 'Poisoner in Chief' with Stephen Kinzer

Trending Globally: Politics and Policy

On Trending Globally's 100th episode, Sarah talks with author and Watson Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer about secret agents, the Cold War, and mind-altering drugs. Stephen's newest book, 'Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control', pulls back the curtain on MK-Ultra, a top-secret CIA project that tried to learn how to control the human mind. Gottlieb ran sinister experiments on human subjects across the globe, and in the process helped spread the use of psychedelic drugs like LSD. It’s one of those stories that if it wasn’t true, you’d never believe it. But it is. You can learn more about and purchase 'Poisoner in Chief' here: [https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250140432]You can read a transcript of this episode here: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZcfdnJce5Zb6A9cM4HRmoFFFlTYjbha3/view?usp=sharing]

28mins

2 Dec 2019

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Stephen Kinzer: Mind Control and the CIA

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Stephen Kinzer is the author of nine books, including: The True Flag, The Brothers, Overthrow and All the Shah’s Men. He is also an award-winning foreign correspondent and writes a world affairs column for The Boston Globe. His new book tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIA’s secret medical experiments of the 1950s and ’60s. Drawing on original interviews, survivors’ testimonies and documentary research, Kinzer brings to light this massive hunt for the secret of mind control that spanned several countries, including the work of Nazi scientists, and lead to experimentation on government employees (willing and unwilling), foreign politicians, children, prisoners, sex workers and anyone else the poisoner in chief deemed threatening or expendable. Come hear a startling tale of the most powerful unknown Americans of the 20th century and of government lies and deception. This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 7mins

7 Oct 2019

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Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control

26 Sep 2019

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The Birth of American Imperialism (with Stephen Kinzer)

Free Thoughts

No matter how often we debate America’s role in the world, we are not throwing around original ideas. This debate resurfaces each time we decide whether or not to intervene in a foreign country. It was the main discussion amongst Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and William Randolph Hearst who favored imperial expansion while other notable intellectuals; Mark Twain and Andrew Carnegie valued restraint. Stephen Kinzer joins us today to discuss how this original debate unfolded.What is manifest destiny? Who were the expansionists in 1898? Who was Henry Cabot Lodge? Who was William Randolph Hearst? What was Teddy Roosevelt’s view on war? How did the U.S. acquire Puerto Rico and Guam? What is plutocracy?Further Reading:The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire, written by Stephen KinzerJohn Winthrop Dreams of a City on a Hill, 1630Theodore RooseveltThe Spanish-American War in the Philippines and the Battle for Manilla, American ExperienceRelated Content:The World Wide Revolution, Liberty Chronicles PodcastImperialism, written by Stephen DaviesThe Conquest of the United States by Spain, written by William Graham Sumner See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49mins

12 Apr 2019

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Stephen Kinzer - former NY Times correspondent and author, addresses recent book: The True Flag

Discussions of Truth

Stephen Kinzer spent the most of his 20 years at the New York Times as a foreign correspondent of Central America. In this episode he speaks of his recent work: The True Flag Recipient of Columbia University's prestigious Maria Moors Cabot prize for his work in Latin America, today Stephen serves as a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. He also writes a world affairs column for The Boston Globe. Kinzer brings to program a talk regarding his book, The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain and the Birth of American Empire.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/iantrottier/support

1hr 9mins

22 Jan 2019

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