The Strange Case and Many Faces of James Burnham

By Cynthia Chung “[James Burnham is] the real intellectual founder of the neoconservative movement and the original proselytizer, in America, of the theory of ‘totalitarianism.’” – Christopher Hitchens, “For the Sake of Argument: Essay and Minority Reports” It is understandably the source of some confusion as to how a former high level Trotskyist became the…

The U.S. Pivot to Asia: Cold War Lessons From Vietnam for Today

By Cynthia Chung In part one of this series, I discussed how a massive U.S. arms stockpile in Okinawa, Japan that was originally intended to be used for the planned American invasion of Japan was cancelled once the two atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. L. Fletcher Prouty, who served as Chief of Special…

Can China’s Long March 5 Revive the Spirit of JFK?

China’s successful launch of its Long March 5 Rocket on December 27, 2019 was a powerful reminder of humanity’s true mission and higher nature as a species of reason and discovery which came at just the right moment as China/US tensions have fallen to new lows in recent months. For those who may not be aware, the…

The International Dimensions of 1776 and How an Age of Reason Was Subverted

By Matthew Ehret Today, a larger-than-usual shadow is cast upon America which has come face-to-face with some serious historic reckonings. While the existence of an oligarchy and international “deep state” should not be ignored as a political force of history- arranging wars, assassinations and promoting economic enslavement of people and nations throughout the centuries, the…

Hamilton vs Wall Street: The Man vs the Myth (RTF Lecture)

There is no doubt that grave crises are set to befall western civilization and the United States is no exception. There is much doubt however over what specific solutions are needed during this time of crisis. Some think that socialism is the answer while others believe that free markets is the way to go. Others…

The Key to Unlocking the Secret of Poe’s Mellonta Tauta

By Gerald Therrien Today, when we think of Edgar Allan Poe, we think of the writer of wild and fantastic tales, and of stories of that brilliant detective, C. Auguste Dupin (the anti-Sherlock-Holmes), and of wonderful poems, like The Raven, The Bells and El Dorado. But we should also think of a young man (following…

For Victory Day: It’s Time to Think About Finally Winning WWII

By Matthew Ehret 76 years ago Germany surrendered to allied forces finally ending the ravages of the Second World War. Today, as the world celebrates the 76th anniversary of this victory, why not think very seriously about finally winning that war once and for all? If you’re confused by this statement, then you might want…

Cultural Warfare and the American Revolution (Franklin, West and Morse Revisited)

In this lecture delivered as part of the Rising Tide Foundation series “Towards an Age of Creative Reason”, Matthew Ehret introduces the fight to establish a cultural revolution in the arts and sciences initiated by Benjamin Franklin, and a small international network of co-conspirators of the 18th century which was then understood to be the vital…

Today’s Multi Polar Potential and the Missed Chance of 1867

By Matthew Ehret In a recent paper entitled ‘Tomorrow’s Arctic: Theatre of War or Cooperation?’ I introduced readers to the US-Russian grand design which shaped not only the sale of Alaska in October 1867 to the USA for $7.2 million, but also Russia’s involvement in the American Civil War as Czar Alexander II arranged the deployment of…

Paul Robeson: His Life as an Unfinished Symphony

Many know of the name Paul Robeson as a great baritone singer and actor of the early 20th century… but few know of Paul Robeson as the cultural warrior, renaissance man and world citizen who created the foundations for the civil rights movement, played a leading role in the international anti-colonial freedom struggle, or anti-fascist…