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Episode 396 – Bioethics and the New Eugenics

[audio mp3="https://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/episode396-lq.mp3"][/audio]At first glance, bioethics might seem like just another branch of ethical philosophy where academics endlessly debate other academics about how many angels dance on the head of a pin in far-out, science fiction like scenarios. What many do not know, however, is that the seemingly benign academic study of bioethics has its roots in the dark history of eugenics.

Interview 1522 – James Bovard on the Dark History of the US Census

[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2020-03-11_Jim_Bovard.mp3"][/audio]Author and researcher James Bovard joins us today to discuss Facebook's recent pledge to suppress all criticism of the US Census Bureau from its platform. We delve into the dark history of the US census and discuss how it has been used to round up and intern mass numbers of US citizens in the past.

Who Is Smedley Butler? – Questions For Corbett #052

[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/qfc052.mp3"][/audio]Have you heard of Major General Smedley Butler? If not, you might want to ask yourself why that is. As one of the most highly decorated Marines in the history of the US Marine Corps and as a passionate and eloquent speaker about the racket that is war, Smedley Butler deserves to be a household name.

Jack Ryan, Midway, and For All Mankind

It has been another curious week of half-truths, spin and outright falsehood as culture commentators get to grips with recent releases Jack Ryan (on Amazon), For all Mankind (on Apple TV) and Midway (in theaters now).