Most of this episode is given over to a December 2011 interview with Andrew Gavin Marshall who looks at the suite of institutional control mechanisms being rolled out across the globe. He discusses the central role of the Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Ford Foundations in the construction of knowledge and the transformation of America's position on the world stage from "isolationism" to "globalism", and the concerted and strategic effort by these institutions in seeking to engineer and manage the social sciences to fit within the framework of an emerging American Empire.
We conclude with a reading of "Reset This!" a posting by Kevin Annett. Noting with regret that many people seem incapable of envisioning a better world, he subtitles his piece "Why has the Second Coming boiled down to a check in the mail?". He urges us to spurn "the chance to buy more stuff" and aim instead for a fundamental rethink of how society is organized, concluding "Reset nothing. Recreate everything."
Music: White Man In A Business Suit
Thanks to the Global Research news hour for the Naomi Wolf interview, and to the Boiling Frogs post for the Andrew Gavin Marshall interview.