An Electric Challenge to Critics of the USA

It has become common place to look at the western world and see only its blemishes. Obviously, imperial behavior spread over decades of American foreign policy has not helped this problem. While it is of vital importance to acknowledge the ugliness, corruption and malevolent deeds conducted under the banner of “the United States of America”,…

Clash of the Two Americas: Ellen Brown Interviews Matt Ehret

This week, 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…

Ulysses Grant: America’s Greatest General and Most Underrated President

It is often taken for granted that the United States of America has survived the many existential crises thrown onto its path since 1776. On more than several occasions, the world’s first republican nation state came close to the brink of dissolution and besides our current tumultuous age, no period in history saw that threat…

The Russian-American Paradox (Jeff Steinberg Lecture)

In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, delivered as part of the symposium “Rediscovering the Lost Art of Statecraft“, renowned historian, author, geopolitical analyst and teacher Jeffrey Steinberg introduces a side to the history of US-Russian relations that you’ve likely never seen before. Professor Steinberg explores this brotherhood of cultures going straight to the war of…

Kennedy and the New Frontier

In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture delivered as a sequel to last week’s Franklin Roosevelt’s Republican Grand Design, historian Pascal Chevrier introduces the figure of John F. Kennedy from several valuable frames of reference: His family traditions, his experience in the military during WW2, the geopolitical world in which he lived, his anti-imperial vision and…

Franklin Roosevelt’s Republican Grand Design

In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture (the first of a two part series), Pascal Chevrier introduces the figure of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt from multiple dimensions: Family history, childhood, his philosophy of statecraft, his entry into politics, battles with polio and his emergence as a world leader who fought a multi level war with powerful…

Now Available! Clash of the Two Americas vol. 1 (The Unfinished Symphony)

The Rising Tide Foundation is proud to announce that the first volume of “Clash of the Two Americas” is now available for purchase as a Paperback, Kindle and PDF under the theme “The Unfinished Symphony”. In order to whet your appetite, I include here the introduction of the new book which also features a summary of each…

Frederick Douglass, Lincoln and the Fight to Save the Soul of America

To quote Martin Luther King: “Is anything more obvious than the presence of evil in the universe? Its nagging, prehensile tentacles projects into every level of human existence. We may debate the origin of evil, but only a victim of superficial optimism would debate its reality. Evil is stark, grim, and colossally real. … Within…

Why Canada Failed the ‘Ben Franklin Challenge’ in 1776

By Matthew Ehret July 1st is a strange day in Canada. From Pacific to the Atlantic coast, Canadians have made it an annual practice to paint maple leaves on their faces and party like there was no tomorrow. But what exactly does this day signify? It may be a bit of a bitter pill to swallow…