In spite of ambitious and costly programs over the past 50 years, Black and Latino students continue to lag behind White and East Asian students in educational achievement. In talks at this IHR meeting, speakers explain why, and look at other problems in educational life. Robert Walters, author of a new book, says that the many efforts to close the racial gap in educational achievement have all failed because they have been based on the false premise that student achievement is due entirely to socialization, upbringing and environment. Two teachers also speak. They note how educational standards and expectations have been falling, and enliven their talks with observations and colorful anecdotes from years of first-hand experience. Mark Weber also speaks on major problems in US education, and why they persist.
In this quick-paced, hour-long broadcast, Mark Weber and host Henrik Palmgren discuss the recent terrorist attack in Paris, and who is responsible. They also look at the migrant crisis in Europe, and the intensifying strife that is an inevitable consequence of policies that promote “diversity,” “tolerance” and “multiculturalism,” and which are hastening Europe’s ethnic-cultural death. US intervention in the Middle East in recent years, especially the invasion and occupation of Iraq, along with the US alliances with Saudi Arabia and Israel, betray the principles the US claims to uphold, and have all but destroyed American credibility.
In this lively session, Mark Weber and seasoned radio host Jeff Rense discuss the migrant crisis in Europe, the decline in achievement and standards in the US educational system, the lack of reality in American policies, both domestic and international, and the systemic lack of accountability of political leaders in the US –style democracy. Runtime: 49 mins.
[ Address given in London, England, and, slightly modified, in Guadalajara, Mexico. Runtime: 33 mins. ] ... As long as the power of what Desmond Tutu calls “the very powerful” Jewish lobby remains entrenched, there will be no end to the systematic Jewish distortion of history and current affairs, the Jewish-Zionist domination of the US political system and the American media, Zionist oppression of Palestinians, the bloody conflict between Jews and non-Jews in the Middle East, and the Israeli threat to peace. That’s why no task is more important or pressing than to identify, counter and break this power.
In this closely reasoned and spirited address, American historian Mark Weber examines the accelerating crisis of the West, and the factors behind the malaise, distrust and anxiety that have spread across the Western world. He looks at what this means for those who care about the heritage and future of the West, and outlines prospects for the future. Given at a meeting on April 18, 2015, in central Stockholm organized by Logik Förlag publishers (Sweden) in cooperation with Counter-Currents Publishing (USA). About 130 people, many in their twenties and thirties, gathered for this conference. Some attendees traveled from Norway, Denmark and Britain. Runtime: 34 mins.
Weber reports on his recent three-week visit to Britain, Hungary, and France in this talk at an IHR meeting in southern California, Nov. 1, 2014. He reviews the profound cultural and demographic changes across western Europe over the past 60 years, including the dramatic dissolution of traditional values, and the accelerating “third-worldization” of major cities. He reports on what he observed and did, including meetings and talks with activists, writers, and publishers, and his spirited, well-received address at a “London Forum” gathering, as well as a talk at an IHR meeting in northern Virginia. He also provides an interesting overview of modern Hungarian history. Runtime: One hour and 24 minutes
An energetically presented talk by historian and IHR director Mark Weber, with informed, eye-opening perspective on America, Europe and the world. Given at a “London Forum” meeting, Sept. 27, 2014, with introduction by Jez Turner. Runtime: 58 mins.
Mark Weber speaks about US foreign policy, World War Two, the Israel-Palestine conflict, conspiracy, and more, in this interview with Henrik Palmgren, host and founder of Sweden-based "Red Ice Radio." The American historian also talks about the origins of World War I and the fateful betrayal of promises by the US and the other victorious powers in the war's aftermath. He discusses Britain's deceitful "Balfour Declaration" of 1917, which promised a "Jewish homeland" in Palestine. Leaders in modern "democratic" societies can mobilize public support for war policies, Weber says, only with intense propaganda that appeals to base emotions and which exaggerates alleged dangers. Runtime: 57:43 mins.
The organized Jewish community wields greater power and influence in the US than any other ethnic or religious group, says Mark Weber, director of the IHR, in this extended interview with Henrik Palmgren, host and founder of Sweden-based "Red Ice Radio." Weber begins by reporting on the Zionist campaign, headed by a New York politician, against the IHR. Weber goes on to talk about the dangers of applying “morality” to international policy, which in practice means using noble-sounding slogans to justify war and hegemony. Runtime: 55:48 mins.
Two speakers provide informed perspective on Iran and Iranian society, Islam, religious attitudes in the region, the impact of the US-organized sanctions campaign against Iran, and US policy in the Middle East. Paul Sheldon Foote, a California professor with years of experience in the Middle East, and Art Olivier, a filmmaker and former mayor in southern California who recently visited Iran, address an IHR meeting on March 2, 2013. Dr. Foote, who teaches at California State University, Fullerton, lived for years in Iran and other countries in the region, and for a time worked at the US embassy in Tehran. His insights on Iran, Islam and the Middle East, and on Iranian culture and attitudes, and his pointed remarks on US policy, reflect an exceptionally knowledgeable understanding of the character and history of the region.
Weber speaks about his recent six- day stay in Tehran (his second visit to Iran), including his role in the “Hollywoodism” conference. Highlights of the visit included many interviews, useful discussions with Iranian scholars and officials, informative talks with writers and opinion-makers from a range of countries, and a well-received address at the international gathering. The American historian also speaks about the campaign of economic warfare and threats against Iran by the US and Israel, the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, the impact of the US-organized sanctions campaign, the push for a new Middle East war, and what all this means for Americans. Weber’s address at an IHR meeting on March 2, 2013, with questions and answer session, is 76 minutes in length.
In a carefully written and well-researched book published nearly 50 years after the author's death, former president Herbert Hoover details the folly, duplicity and great harm of US policy during World War II, and persuasively debunks the popular, entrenched view of America's role in the global clash as the "good war." In a book he considered his most important, Freedom Betrayed, Hoover examines president Franklin Roosevelt's record of deceit and lawlessness in promoting war in Europe, pushing the US into war, and aligning the US with Stalin's tyrannical regime. Hoover, one of the best informed and most principled public figures of the twentieth century, was devoted to America as a bastion of liberty, and supported a US policy of non-intervention in foreign wars.