For 99 years, an overt system of “elites” kept the peace in Europe — from 1815 to 1914.

The collapse of this so-called “Congress System” (named for the infamous “Congress of Vienna” in 1814) — with the breakout of the Crimean War in 1914 between Russia, the Ottoman Empire, France and Britain — led inexorably to World War I, in 1917 … and then to an even more catastrophic World War II, in 1939.

Did this tragic collapse of “transnational control of world affairs” in the last century argue for such a “behind-the-scenes international system of controls on nations” … or against?

My guest tonight, historian Dr. Richard Spence, will attempt to answer this increasingly relevant 21st Century question — against the backdrop of President Recep Erdogan’s apparent re-election tonight in Turkey, in his drive to reconstitute “a 21st Century Ottoman Empire,” and President Donald Trump’s apparent agreement with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, that a new “international order” should be based on “every nation for itself.”

Join us … as we explore the role of “hidden elites” in a global nuclear age ….

Richard C. Hoagland

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Dr. Richard B. Spence

Dr. Richard B. Spence is a Professor of History at the University of Idaho.  His interests include Russian and military history along with espionage, occultism and anti-semitism.  His major published works include Boris Savinkov: Renegade on the Left, Trust No One: The Secret World of Sidney Reilly, Secret Agent 666: Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult, and Wall Street and the Russian Revolution, 1905-1925. He is the author of numerous articles in Revolutionary Russia, Intelligence and National Security, Journal for the Study of Anti-Semitism, American Communist History, The Historian, New Dawn and other publications.  He has been interviewed on numerous programs and has been a commentator/consultant for the History Channel, the International Spy Museum, Radio Liberty and documentaries produced by the Russian Cultural Foundation.


2012, NROTC Faculty Excellence Award
2011, Recognized for Distinguished Service to the International Studies Program
2010, Fellow, Anti-Terrorism Program, Foundation for the Defense of Democracy, Tel Aviv


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6 Comments so far:

  1. GregAhrens says:

    the right “economist” is Bucky Fuller, but he died in 1993.
    “Livingry” instead of “Killingry.”
    Provide a basic living for every person on the planet/
    Spaceship Earth. 🙂

  2. camintosh says:

    is bitcoin the new barter mechanism that can make the current money system obsolete?

  3. Gene Keyes says:

    Crimean War was 1853-1856, not 1914.

  4. Rick M. says:

    Show Question: What would Dr. Spence recommend that we the people do in order to reverse the control by these “elites”? What can we do to take our power back from them? Is it possible to make them irrelevant?

    • Rick M. says:

      Dr. Spence, your question to me was, “When did I ever think that I had power?”

      Respectfully, my answer is: All the moments of my life before I ever thought that they were elites or someone better than myself. You see sir, the moment you consider them elites or someone better than yourself, your power is gone in a flash. Just like being royalty doesn’t make someone a better person or an elite, having money doesn’t either.

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