Eric Margolis


Internationally syndicated columnist Eric Margolis discusses the cultural meaning of WWII for Americans, nostalgia in Russia for Soviet times, the US and British capitulation to Stalin at the Yalta Conference, why FDR was a senile fool and/or a communist and how the Security Council nations use the UN as a fig leaf for their aggressive actions.

MP3 here. (20:36)

Eric S. Margolis is an award-winning, internationally syndicated columnist. His articles appear in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Times of London, the Gulf Times, the Khaleej Times and Dawn. He is a regular columnist with the Quebecor Media Company and a contributor to The Huffington Post. He appears as an expert on foreign affairs on CNN, BBC, France 2, France 24, Fox News, CTV and CBC.

As a war correspondent Margolis has covered conflicts in Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Mozambique, Sinai, Afghanistan, Kashmir, India, Pakistan, El Salvador and Nicaragua. He was among the first journalists to ever interview Libya’s Muammar Khadaffi and was among the first to be allowed access to KGB headquarters in Moscow. A veteran of many conflicts in the Middle East, Margolis recently was featured in a special appearance on Britain’s Sky News TV as “the man who got it right” in his predictions about the dangerous risks and entanglements the US would face in Iraq.

Margolis is the author of War at the Top of the World: The Struggle for Afghanistan, Kashmir and Tibet and American Raj: Liberation or Domination?: Resolving the Conflict Between the West and the Muslim World.

5 thoughts on “Eric Margolis”

  1. To get the full-fat treatment of Roosevelt's handling of WWII, I recommend this:

    After this, you will probably classify Roosevelt as even more self-absorbed and even more clueless than Dubya.

    The revised edition injects some comments on the nefariousness of Moscow-controlled communist activities in the series of Roosevelt administrations – actually it was pretty much undermined by it in the same way as it is today by you-know-who – but and earlier edition can be found here:

  2. Eric Margolis really get's it! Were only the fawning corporate media (FCM) as well read, honest, and had the field experience that this excellent journalist has, the world would not only be better informed, it just might not fall victim to government propaganda that takes us down the path to endless war.

  3. Really…. Margolis is about 30 years late for this discussion. Scholars have written HUNDREDS of books on this subject. I wish I could go back 5 years in my memory to poke a thousands holes into what he has said in this interview.

    One thing that I wish he would add is that Stalin would not accept a unified Germany. He insisted on control of Central East Europe (Eastern Europe) as well. Germany invaded Russia twice in 30 years and killed between 40 and 50 million Russians. Roosevelt had little leverage in this discussion.

    He respected Truman? NSC47….

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