Jon Basil Utley


Jon Basil Utley, former South American correspondent for Knight-Ridder newspapers and founder of Americans Against World Empire, tells the story of his father’s arrest and murder by the Soviet Communists at the Vorkuta Gulag, his mother, Freda’s world travels documenting the horrors of Communism afterward and the baneful influence of America’s Armageddonites on our current foreign policy.

MP3 here. (39:51)

Jon Basil Utley is associate publisher of The American Conservative and Robert A. Taft Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. A former correspondent for Knight Ridder in South America, Utley has written for the Harvard Business Review on foreign nationalism and was for 17 years a commentator on the Voice of America. He is director of Americans Against World Empire.