2/16/24 Matt Taibbi: New Revelations on the Origin of Russiagate

 Download Episode. Scott talks with Matt Taibbi about a new series of articles he published on the origins of Russiagate. Specifically, Taibbi has been working with journalists Michael Shellenberger and Alex Gutentag to report on the role of Western intelligence agencies in spying on Trump’s team and constructing the narrative that the former president was compromised by the Russian government. Discussed on the show: “CIA Had Foreign Allies Spy On Trump Team, Triggering Russia Collusion Hoax, Sources Say” (Public) “Our Man in Cambridge” (Racket) “The press versus the president” (Columbia...

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2/8/24 Peter Lee on America’s Provocative Troop Deployment on China’s Coast

 Download Episode. Scott talks with Peter Lee about the deployment of U.S. special forces to the island of Kinmen. Although it’s controlled by Taiwan, the island is right on China’s coast. Lee recounts the history of the military presence on the island and explains Taiwan’s reasons for stationing troops there. He and Scott also talk about the likelihood of a Chinese invasion of all of Taiwan in the near future. Discussed on the show: Peter Lee on Twitter @chinahand “US Military Advisors Deployed to Taiwan-Controlled Islands on China’s Coast” (Antiwar.com) Peter Lee writes on East and South...

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2/15/24 Peter St Onge on How the Fed is Making You Poorer

 Download Episode. Scott is joined by Peter St Onge to talk about how the government uses the Federal Reserve to enrich the politically connected at the expense of everyday people. St Onge explains how we arrived at this crazy economic moment and draws comparisons to the stagflation of the 1970s. He and Scott also talk about the destructiveness of recessions, debunk common myths about inflation and discuss what’s happening in China. Discussed on the show: St Onge’s Youtube Channel The Case Against the Fed by Murray Rothbard Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country by...

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2/15/24 Leonard Goodman on Biden’s Attempt to Imprison Antiwar Dissidents

 Download Episode. Scott is joined by Leonard Goodman, an attorney for the Uhuru Movement. The Uhuru Movement, or Uhuru 3, is a group of American black socialist activists who are currently being charged for spreading Russian propaganda and disinformation about the war in Ukraine. Scott and Goodman dig into the details and talk about how flimsy and dangerous the government’s case is. Discussed on the show: Glenn Greenwald’s video about the case Leonard Goodman is a criminal defense lawyer, a columnist and an Adjunct Professor of Law at DePaul. Follow him on Twitter @GoodmanLen This episode...

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2/15/24 Jim Bovard on the TSA, Biden’s Age and Washington’s War on Our Liberties

 Download Episode. Jim Bovard returns to the show to discuss some of his recent articles. They talk about Ted Cruz and the TSA, the Special Counsel’s verdict on Biden, new revelations about the Federal Government’s economic surveillance of Americans and more. Discussed on the show: Last Rights: The Death of American Liberty by Jim Bovard “Cancun Ted Cruz wants to make politicians a privileged caste at airports” (New York Post) “Biden is not fit for president if he’s not fit to prosecute” (New York Post) “Guilty But Clueless: Special Counsel Verdict On Biden” (Libertarian Institute) The Burn...

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2/8/24 Kevin Gosztola on the Final Assange Extradition Trial

 Download Episode. Kevin Gosztola was on Antiwar Radio this week to talk about Julian Assange’s final extradition trial in the UK, which is days away. He and Scott discuss the details of the case and the level of support he has across journalists, activists and governments in the West. Discussed on the show: Countdown to X Series Kevin Gosztola is the managing editor of Shadowproof. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, “Unauthorized Disclosure.” He is the author of Guilty of Journalism: The Political Case Against Julian Assange. Follow him on Twitter @kgosztola. This episode of...

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2/8/24 Dave DeCamp on Developments in the War on Gaza

 Download Episode. Scott was joined by Dave DeCamp on Antiwar News this week to go over what’s happening related to Gaza. They discuss the Israel component of the Congressional military spending package, the death toll in Gaza so far, the coming invasion of Rafah and more. Discussed on the show: “Israel’s Ben Gvir Says Israeli Military Should Shoot Palestinian Women and Children” (Antiwar.com) Dave DeCamp is the news editor of Antiwar.com and the host of Antiwar News with Dave DeCamp. Follow him on Twitter @decampdave This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Moon Does Artisan...

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2/8/24 Lyle Goldstein on Why He Thinks War Over Taiwan is Alarmingly Likely

 Download Episode. Lyle Goldstein returns to the show to talk about some concerning developments in the Pacific. Goldstein explains why he thinks violence breaking out over the island of Taiwan is a very real possibility in the next couple of years. He and Scott discuss the recent deployment of U.S. special forces to Taiwanese-controlled Islands right on China’s coast, the growing willingness among American foreign policy intellectuals to consider the deliberate use of nuclear weapons if it appears a Chinese invasion is underway and much more. Discussed on the show: “Taiwan’s defense boost:...

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