Peace Revolution episode 042: The Ultimate History Lesson with John Taylor Gatto / Hour 2 + Commentary

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  10. Ultimate History Lesson Hour 1, minutes 1 -15 (approx.):
  11. (Person) Plato (on Wikipedia)
  12. (Person) Socrates (on Wikipedia)
  13. (Book) "The Republic" by Plato
  14. (Book) "The Laws" by Plato
  15. (Person) Charles Darwin (on Wikipedia)
  16. (Book) “The Descent of Man” by Charles Darwin (1871)
  17. (Book) “On The Origin of Species” / “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life” by Charles Darwin (1859):
  18. (Person) Thomas Malthus (on Wikipedia)
  19. (Book) “An Essay on the Principle of Population” by Thomas Malthus (Darwin read for “amusement” in 1838)
  20. (Book) Anglican Book of Common Prayer (on Wikipedia)
  21. (Artifact) Anglican Homily of Obedience (on Wikipedia)
  22. (Group) Darwin-Wedgewood family (on Wikipedia)
  23. (Person) Francis Galton (on Wikipedia)
  24. (Concept) Eugenics (on Wikipedia)
  25. (Book) “War Against The Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race” by Edwin Black (2003)
  26. (Book) “Preparing for Power: America’s Elite Boarding Schools” by Cookson & Persell (1987)
  27. (Group) Independent School League (on Wikipedia)
  28. (Article) “America’s Best Prep Schools” (Forbes Magazine article; April 2010)
  29. (Event) “Fitter Family Competition” + Eugenics (on Wikipedia)
  30. (Person) Wilhelm Wundt (on Wikipedia)
  31. Roundtable Discussion of minutes 1-15:
  32. (Person) R. Buckminster Fuller
  33. (Book) “Grunch of Giants” by R. Buckminster Fuller (1984) (read online via Buckminster Fuller Institute)
  34. (Book) “Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth” by R. Buckminster Fuller
  35. (Book) “Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth”; Chapter 3, Comprehensively Commanded Automation - Thomas Malthus reference)
  36. (Book) “Buckminster Fuller’s Universe: His Life and Work” by L. Steven Sieden (2000)
  37. (Video) “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace” by Adam Curtis (BBC documentary)
  38. (Person) Wilhelm Wundt (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
  39. (Book)“The Leipzig Connection: Basics in Education” by Paolo Lionni (1993)
  40. Hour 1, minutes 15 -30 (approx.)
  41. (Concept) Doctor of Philosophy (on Wikipedia)
  42. (Person) Edward Everett (First American PhD; on Wikipedia)
  43. (Concept) Academic Tenure (on Wikipedia)
  44. (Book) “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations” by Adam Smith (1776)
  45. (Person) William Playfair (on Wikipedia)
  46. (Person) Edward Bernays (on Wikipedia)
  47. (Book) “Propaganda” by Edward Bernays (1928)
  48. (Person) Ivy Lee  + Nazi + I.G. Farben (on Wikipedia)
  49. (Book) “Wall Street and The Rise of Hitler” by Antony C. Sutton (1976)
  50. (Book) “The Crime and Punishment of I.G. Farben” by Joseph Borkin (1978)
  51. (Book) “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville (1851):
  52. (Concept) Destiny (on Wikipedia)
  53. Minutes 15 -30 / roundtable discussion references:
  54. (Concept) Tenure / Rockefeller
  55. (Concept) The Roman Collegia (Encyclopedia Britannica)
  56. (Person) Stanley Milgram (on Wikipedia)
  57. (Event) The Milgram Experiment (on obedience to authority figures; 1961)
  58. (Person) Ivan Pavlov (on Wikipedia)
  59. (Concept) Behavioral Psychology (on Wikipedia)
  60. (Concept) Kabbalah (on Wikipedia)
  61. (Concept) Definition of Occult (Johnson’s Dictionary 1709 -1784)
  62. (Person) James Rowland Angell(on Wikipedia)
    1. President of Yale University, President of the Carnegie Corporation, Instrumental in creating the Rockefeller funded Yale Institute of Human Relations with Robert Maynard Hutchins and Milton Winternitz, Creator of the Yale Institute of Human Relations Advisory Committee, John B. Watson obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Angell in 1903 at the University of Chicago, Angell was "pivotal figure in the development of the functionalist school of thought", Earned one of his Masters Degree's under John Dewey, who he later selected for the Human Relations Advisory Board among many other noteworthy characters.
      1. "To Read Wundt...after a session with James, was an anticlimax which disturbed one's equilibrium...The complete lack in James of anything which could be recognized as system was highly disturbing" - James Rowland Angell
      2. James Rowland Angell's unsuccessful attempt to study under Wundt
      3. His cousin Frank Angell was one of the first to obtain a PhD from Wundt
  63. (Event) James Rowland Angell + Yale Institute of Human Relations (Time magazine article; February 1929)
  64. (Person) Frank Angell(on Wikipedia)
    1. Frank Angell, American Psychologist, earned his PhD at Leipzig under Wilhelm Wundt. Founded the experimental laboratories at Cornell University (1891) and Stanford (1892)
  65. (Person) John Dewey (on WIkipedia)
  66. (Person) John B. Watson (on Wikipedia)
  67. (Event) The Little Albert Experiment (1920)
  68. (Person) Frank Aydelotte(on Wikipedia)
    1. "On this basis, which was originally financial and goes back to George Peabody, there grew up in the twentieth century a power structure between London and New York which penetrated deeply into university life, the press, and the practice of foreign policy. In England the center was the Round Table Group, while in the United States it was J P Morgan and Company or its local branches in Boston, Philadelphia and Cleveland. Some rather incidental examples of the operations of this structure are very revealing, just because they are incidental. For example, it set up in Princeton a reasonable copy of the Round Table Group's chief Oxford headquarters, All Souls College. This copy, called the Institute for Advanced Study, and best known, perhaps, as the refuge of Einstein, Oppenheimer, John von Neumann, and George F. Kennan, was organized by Abraham Flexner of the Carnegie Foundation and Rockefeller's General Education Board after he had experienced the delights of All Souls while serving as Rhodes Memorial Lecturer at Oxford. The plans were largely drawn by Tom Jones, one of the Round Table's most active intriguers and foundation administrators." - Prof. Carroll Quigley, (Tragedy and Hope, Pg.953)
      (See connection: Institute of Advanced Study + Cybernetics)
  69. (Person) Abraham Flexner (on Wikipedia)
  70. (Search) Thomas D. Jones + The Institute of Advanced Study Princeton
  71. (Book) “World As Laboratory: Experiments with Mice, Mazes, and Men” by Rebecca Lemov (2005)
  72. (Person) G. Stanley Hall (Encyclopedia Britannica)
  73. (Person) William James
  74. Hour 1, minutes 30 -45 (approx.):
  75. (Person) Edward Jay Epstein (on Wikipedia)
  76. (Book) “Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth” by Edward Jay Epstein (1966)
  77. (Book) “The Rise & Fall of Diamonds: The Shattering of a Brilliant Illusion” by Edward Jay Epstein (1982)
  78. (Book) “News From Nowhere: Television and the News” by Edward Jay Epstein:
  79. (Concept) Hegelian Dialectic (on Wikipedia)
  80. (Person) Sir Richard Branson (on Wikipedia)
  81. (Book) “Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, & made a Fortune Doing Business My Way” by Richard Branson (1999 autobiography):
  82. (Concept) Definition of Entrepreneur (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
  83. (Concept) Financial Speculation (on Wikipedia)
  84. (Concept) Rites of Passage / Walkabout
  85. Minutes 30-45 / roundtable discussion references:
  86. (Book) “The Corporation That Changed The World: How the East India Company Shaped the Modern Multinational” by Nick Robins (2006) (re: profit motives/corporation –short term goals)
  87. (Event) “Thousands Mourn Boy Killed in Brooklyn” (New York Times article; July 13, 2011)
  88. (Event) “Charges Against Dominique Strauss-Kahn Dismissed” (New York Times; August 23, 2011)
  89. Hour 1, minutes 45 –end:
    Carnegie Philanthropy / teachers pensions (1905) (Columbia University Libraries)
  90. (Group) Rockefeller Foundation (on Wikipedia)
  91. (Event) Rockefeller donates $80 million to University of Chicago & William Rainey Harper
  92. (Person) William Rainey Harper (on Wikipedia)
  93. (Event) John D. Rockefeller $500,000 “gift” to Teacher’s College (New York Times article; September 1902)
  94. (Concept) “Rockefeller Stewardship” (TIME magazine article; June 17, 1929):
  95. (Religious Group) The Quakers (on Wikipedia)
  96. (Person) Richard M. Nixon / Quaker (on Wikipedia)
  97. (Person) Herbert Hoover / Quaker (on Wikipedia)
  98. (Person) Frederick Taylor Gates + Rockefeller (on Wikipedia)
  99. (Group) The General Education Board (on Wikipedia)
  100. (Event) Walsh Commission on Industrial Relations (1915) (on Wikipedia)
  101. (Event) Cox/Reece Committee (1952- 1954; United States House Select Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations and Comparable Organizations) (on Wikipedia)
  102. (Book) “Foundations: Their Power and Influence” by Rene Wormser (1958):
  103. (Video) The Hidden Agenda of Tax Exempt Foundations for Education & World Government: 1982 Norman Dodd interview (on YouTube)
  104. (Document) The Hidden Agenda Transcript (Rowan Gaither / CIA / Ford Foundation)
  105. (Resource) Who Owns The Media (Columbia Journalism Review)
  106. (Resource) Media Ownership Chart: The Big Six (
  107. Final roundtable discussion (min 45 –end) references:
  108. (Event) JP Morgan Chase $4 million donation to NYPD pre-Occupy Wall Street
  109. (Concept) “dyed-in-the-wool” (on Wiktionary)
  110. (Video) Norman Dodd Radio Liberty interview with Stan Monteith (1980 “The Secret Agenda of the Tax Exempt Foundations Revealed&rdquowinking (Vimeo)
  111. (Transcript) Norman Dodd interview
  112. (Person) William Godwin (on Wikipedia)
  113. (Concept) Anarchy (on Wikipedia)
  114. (Concept) Swa raj (on Wikipedia)
  115. (Concept) Autonomy (on Wikipedia)
  116. End of Hour 2
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