Half Genius, Half Bloody Idiot: Churchill as Warlord

In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, Martin Sieff introduces the bad, the worse and the ugly of Winston Churchill by unveiling a solid 80 year process of world history. Sieff, the journalist, historian and poet leaps over time to examine the parallel psyches of personalities who made history for better or worse contrasting the military…

On Churchill’s ‘Sinews of Peace’

by Cynthia Chung This past Nov. 9th marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is a pivotal point in modern history, since it also marked the fall of the Iron Curtain. As is well known the Iron Curtain speech was made by then Prime Minister of Britain, Winston Churchill, on March 5th,…

All Possibilities Actualized, or The Dimensions of Time

By Dr. Michael Clarage Time has different dimensions, just like space. Words like “now”, “eternity”, “possibilities” refer to dimensions of time, just as “length”, “area”, and “volume” refer to dimensions of space. With this essay I hope to show how on the topic of TIME, Physics can re-join its historical siblings after too many years…

Why is Ethiopia Targeted for Regime Change?

In this discussion with Ethiopia’s Prime Media, Matthew Ehret was asked to give his thoughts about the Washington-controlled regime change operations behind the Tigray People’s Liberation Movement which has just launched a new project to topple Ethiopia’s current government of Abiy Ahmed. Without understanding Ethiopia’s powerful role as a driver of African progress, its friendship…

What Determines A Limit to Growth?

By Cynthia Chung This is an article version of a class Cynthia Chung gave for the symposium “The Earth Next 100 Years” which can be viewed here. What Determines a “Limit to Growth”? This might seem like a rather ignorant or simplistic question to some. Many will think the answer rather obvious, that the Limit…

Tuning Humanity to the Universe: The Role of Education in Shaping Global Citizens

In this address delivered to the last session of the 22nd International Conference of Chief Justices of the World organized by India’s City Montessori School, Matthew Ehret (representing Dr. Edward Lozansky- President of the American University in Moscow) delivered remarks on the role of education in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and also advance…

The Cosmology of the Electric Universe (RTF Lecture with Dr. Michael Clarage)

What if everything you’ve been told about biology, cosmology, and microphysics is wrong? In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, Dr. Michael Clarage introduces the electrical model of the universe by exploring solar systems, galaxies, supernova and other celestial phenomena without the baggage of assuming there are such entities of “black holes”, “dark matter”, or “empty…

Tagore’s Religion of Man: A New Reading Session Begins

Today’s present age is beset by a littleness of thinking that is not disconnected from the profound loss of universality that once animated the cultural standards of healthier past ages. Individuals too often grope moment to moment for either survival or hedonistic pleasure while professionals and technicians who yearn to use their knowledge for the…

V.I. Vernadsky and the American System in Russia

As the dust settled on the American Civil war in 1865, Russia took pride in the fact that this Eurasian nation turned the tide in favor of Lincoln’s cause of preserving the union and abolishing the institution of slavery. Czar Alexander II was also known as “The Great Liberator” for liberating the serfs in 1861…

The Wallace/FDR Vision for the Post War Era

Amidst the renewed Cold War logic of confrontation between east and west, it is easy to forget that patriotic forces with Russia, China and the USA were once united in a close bond of friendship which changed the course of history. In this lecture delivered by Canadian Patriot Review founder Matthew Ehret during the 2nd…

Prometheus and America: The True Story of the American System by Anton Chaitkin

In this second presentation of the series “A Harmony of Interests: Inquiries into the True Nature of the American System“, sponsored by the Rising Tide Foundation, historian Anton Chaitkin (author of Treason in America [1984] and The Unauthorized Biography of George Bush [1991]) introduces his upcoming book and guides us through a powerful sweep of…

Matthew Carey and the ‘American System’

By Gerald Therrien      While, in many history sources, Mathew Carey is described as a ‘Jeffersonian republican’, the question arises, how did a supporter of Jefferson – the opponent of ‘federalist’ Alexander Hamilton, become the father of the ‘American System’, the defender of Hamiltonian economics and the opponent of the British free-trade policies of Adam…

The Mind, Life and Insights of Confucius

While all living beings are mortal, only human kind has access to the self-awareness of its own mortality. With this knowledge of our own finiteness, we may become cynical and fearful pessimists wallowing in despair and nihilism or we may choose to embrace a higher set of goals and principles for the identity we shape…

Changing the Rules of Nuclear Fusion Energy

By Dr. Jonathan Tennenbaum This article was originally published on Asia Times. In recent years, technological breakthroughs and the growing role of private investors have brought new promise to nuclear fusion – the effort to bring the energy source of the Sun and other stars down to Earth.  Launched in 2018, the Fusion Industry Association (FIA) comprises…

Goethe, Newton and the physics of colour

By Dr. Pehr Sällström Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the well-known German author and poet was born in 1749 and died in 1832, which is the same as to say that he lived during a period of intense development of the foundations of chemistry and electricity. Two relatively young sciences that have since had thoroughgoing influence…

How Classical Painting Liberates us from the Shackles of the Senses

An exploration of Schiller’s Aesthetics as it pertains to political revolutions past and future By Matthew Ehret This article is based on a lecture given on Feb. 11, 2019 in Montreal Canada. German poet Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) wrote his twenty six Letters on the Aesthetical Education of Man in 1794 in order to address this…

Clarity vs. Obscurity I: The Essences of Classicism and Modernism Compared

By Adam Sedia Classical and modern poetry are inarguably different. Indeed, modernism’s chief boast is its break with classicism and tradition more broadly. The difference is palpable in even the most cursory reading of a classical poem alongside a modernist one. Yet in what does the difference lie? It might be tempting to follow Justice…

Humane Development: Towards a Science of Progress

Too few among today’s citizens understand the elementary connection between energy and population potential, and fewer still realize that there is such a thing as a scientific approach to economics which both respects the creative freedom of the individual while also obeying fundamental laws of nature. In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, Sam Labrier introduces…

Poe’s Metaphysics: Rediscovering Eureka

By Matthew Ehret What I here propound is true: — therefore it cannot die: — or if by any means it be now trodden down so that it die, it will “rise again to the Life Everlasting. Nevertheless it is as a Poem only that I wish this work to be judged after I am dead.” –Edgar…

Discourse On the Debt of Africa, Thirty-Three Years On

by PD Lawton Today, Africa stands at the cross-roads. This is the last opportunity for the continent`s leadership to decide the fate of 1.3 billion people. This is the most crucial moment in Africa`s history. The choice on one hand, is to continue following IMF diktat and agree to a future of economic policy that benefits the…

Who Really Runs the Middle East?

By Cynthia Chung This article is a redacted version of an original publication on The Saker. Whose “Arab Awakening”? “The renunciation will not be easy. Jewish hopes have been raised to such a pitch that the non-fulfilment of the Zionist dream of a Jewish state in Palestine will cause intense disillusionment and bitterness. The manifold…

Clash of the Two Americas: Ellen Brown Interviews Matt Ehret

Legendary economist and lawyer Ellen Brown (President of the Public Banking Institute) took some time to discuss the new book The Clash of the Two Americas vol. 1: The Unfinished Symphony with Matthew Ehret. This conversation moves through many side topics, from public banking, history, principles of science, creativity and even the fraud of artificial intelligence. To…

Beyond the Lines: Shelley’s “Ozymandias”

By Adam Sedia Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ozymandias” is one of his shortest works, but also one of his best known, anthologized to the point of ubiquity. But it deserves every bit of the reputation it has gained. Short, yet powerful and descriptive, it illustrates the sonnet at its best. And it is one of the…

Symposium: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Statecraft

To view all past symposiums click here. To register for future class series email info@risingtidefoundation.net 1st Movement: The Ancients Date: Sunday May 9 at 4pm ESTTitle: Plato and Confucius, Spiritual Brothers and Philosopher Kings Living at the Two Ends of the World Island Lecturer: Dr. Quan LeBio: Dr. Le is a practicing psychiatrist and geopolitical…

A Mission for Africa: Past, Present and Future

By Nicholas Jones This article was written in conjunction with a lecture which is available here. Africa is a continent of enormous potential, cultural wealth and with the worlds youngest population, it is simply bursting at the seams for much needed development in all sectors of society. Take Ghana as a shining example: Since the…

Creativity Is the True Source of Economic Wealth

A Book Review by Lawrence Freeman (The following book review is published with permission from Freeman’s blog Africa and the World where it appeared on June 26.  Patrick Kabanda, a native of Uganda, is an accomplished organist who also serves as what he describes as a “well-tempered non-economist,” consulting internationally on economic development policy. His book is…