Following our recent interview with Dr. Stanley Monteith, we take a journey back to 1980 to listen to his classic interview with British-born economist and historian Dr. Antony C. Sutton, one-time lecturer at California State University.
While a fellow at the Hoover Institution of Standford University from 1968 - 1973, Dr. Sutton researched into the role of certain Western corporations in helping to build the industrial and military capabilites of the Soviet Union, publishing a three-volume academic work entitled Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development. After much resistance from the establishment Dr. Sutton left academia, and followed up this work with a series of fascinating and controversial books; most famously, Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution and Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler.
Whatever one ultimately concludes from Dr. Sutton's work, his research certainly challenges some of the widely-held beliefs about the Twentieth Century, and invites us to reflect critically on the geopolitical narratives of our own day.
(The interview with Antony Sutton included in this programme is Copyright © Radio Liberty (http://www.radioliberty.com/), all rights reserved, and used here with kind permission.)
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[Soviet Union, Bolshevik Revolution, Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, WWII, IG Farben, General Electric, OSRAM, Standard Oil, ITT, tetraethyl, Nuremberg Trials, Owen Young, William Boyce Thompson, five-year plans, Ford Motor Company, Hercules, Curtiss-Wright, Gorky Automobile Plant, GAZ, Fiat, Averell Harriman, Armand Hammer, Occidental Petroleum, MIRV technology, Lend-Lease, Bryant Chucking Grinder Company, Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh trail, Kama River Plant, Trilateral Commission, David Rockefeller, Carter Administration, CFR]