John Birch Society

Emma hosts John S. Huntington, professor of history at Houston Community College, to discuss his recent book Far-Right Vanguard: The Radical Roots of Modern Conservatism. First, Emma covers Yesterday’s SCOTUS ruling that protects federal law enforcement from civil rights lawsuits, the ACLU challenges Greg Abbott’s directive to investigate the parents of trans kids, and the haunting reflections from […]
Emma hosts Ted H. Miller, associate teaching professor at Northeastern University, to discuss his recent book A Conspiratorial Life: Robert Welch, the John Birch Society, and the Revolution of American Conservatism, on the anti-communist paranoia that helped found the educational and political beliefs that define modern conservatism. Professor Miller begins with the birth of Robert Welch, eventual founder […]
Journalist Daniel Schulman author of the new Koch Brothers biography, Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty, explains how the Koch Brothers father built his business in Soviet Union, where the families far right politics come from, the Kochs and the John Birch Society,the paranoia of the Koch family, racism and the […]