Peter Dale Scott on Deep Politics and the War Machine

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This Thursday evening on The Solari Report (6pm PT/9pm ET) I will be speaking with former diplomat, professor, historian and poet, Peter Dale Scott. Peter is the author of numerous books on American political history and “deep politics.” I recently reviewed his latest book, The American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection and the Road to Afghanistan:

“Peter Dale Scott…has long been considered mandatory reading for serious students of the “deep politics” of American power. His new book, however, is a tour de force, integrating decades of serious scholarship and unique insight and sources. Skillfully written, it abounds with the grace and forgiveness of the mature master who appreciates that positive solutions begin with transparency about the means – as well as collective complicity and denial – that delivered us into our current condition.”

Peter is a brilliant historian and thinker. He is also a gracious, wonderful human being.  Each time I read his books or enjoy one of his poems or, best of all, have the rare opportunity to speak with him, I leave the experience feeling richly informed and more coherent.

I will start with Money & Markets and Ask Catherine. I will be addressing the recent drop in precious metals prices and related events, including the Euro deal and developments regarding MF Global.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, a comment on Guerrilla News Network’s award winning short, Crack the CIA, that addresses allegations of government involvement in narcotics trafficking during the crack cocaine epidemic.


Talk to you Thursday!


  1. Dear Catherine,

    It looks like Ron Paul’s momentum is increasing and he is gaining more traction. What are the “real life” possibilities with him in the White House. How does his ethos permeate throughout the entire administration, i.e. cabinet members, heads of executive offices like the FDA, Treasury, Defense, Secretary of State, etc. And what are the chances of another “Biddle vs. Jackson” type battle and the fallout of such on the American economy?

  2. If this subject is not a part of Mr. Scott’s work, we can visit it another time.

    Unions versus Corporations/municipalities: I can’t have a discussion with a Republican that is over 50 without them thinking the Unions ruined U.S. manufacturing, local municipalities (by funding exhorbitant benefits for safety officers like the police and firefighters), and even the European Union.

    I presume allowing Unions to get huge and as corrupt as some of their counterpart corporations was a tool used to divid and conquer the U.S. There are many corporations and union that are not in the corrupt category.

    I have never been in a union. I was in management 1/2 my career and this later half I work for an hourly rate. I thank the unions for reducing the work week down from six or seven days a week. Whats the deeper story?

  3. Our host and guest have done a fantastic job in providing information rarely covered by the corporate media. Will the “Indefinite Detention Bill” stop whistle blowers, insiders and true investigative journalists from coming forward in explaining how lawless our society has become?

    Simultaneously, the Internet is under attack through initiatives like SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and Joe Lieberman said that America needs an internet kill switch like China. Are the lights going out – are we already in a very dark period where even interested people will not know what is really happening?

    Larry from Pittsburgh

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