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The Bastard Birth of the Cold War State Part 2 - 8/14/19

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Upper-class elitism in the U.S. State Department melded to corporate greed cultivated by armaments production thru WW II set the stage for the Cold War. President Eisenhour warned us to beware "the disastrous rise of misplaced power", counseling that we "take nothing for granted." This presentation looks at how the disasterous rise of misplaced power developed as to suggest avenues for disarming it.

Topics Summary:

Historian John Lewis Gaddis, Averill Harriman Russia expert, signing of 4 nation declaration, Under-Secretary Chip Boland, George Tennant, George Cannon, Robert Kelley support of White Russians, Manhattan Project, General Leslie Groves, Los Alamos, Bill Stevenson, "A Man Called Intrepid", Nazi Germany's pursuit of the nuclear bomb, Bill Donovan O.S.S., Kim Philbey, D-Day, Franklin Roosevelt's April 13, 1945 speech to make public the Manhattan Project, the awsome power of the nuclear bomb, (a summary:) ~ we have the technology but we're not going to use it, and when the world war is over we're going to join with Russia, China, England, to share the science and destroy it, and part of our goal of disarmament will be that nobody ever gets it again. And along with that there will be no secret services, Truman and the atomic bomb, Henry Luce, Allan Dulles, Richard Heinz, William Casey, top leaders of O.S.S. contact Brig. Gen. Magruder who talked to Under Secretary of War John Macloy, create secret services unit and authorize Donnovan to continue his operations in Europe. There is no funding, it's not legal,  and it contravenes the President of the United States., Truman and Central Intelligence Group and Senator Arthur Vannenburg and Secretary of State James Burns, George Cannon's 800 word memo "the long telegram" went to the White House: "the Soviets respond only to the logic of force...) It became the basis of the Truman Doctrine, the basis for what became The Containment Theory - the basis of what became The Cold War., Clark Cliford and Carl Bernstein, National Secutity Act of 1947, the C.I.A. withheld information from Congressional Committees based on national security which is against its own code.

Production Date: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 12:00

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