Scott Horton Interviews Will Grigg

Scott Horton, June 15, 2011

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Will Grigg, blogger and author of Liberty in Eclipse, discusses the book Philip Dru: Administrator: A Story of Tomorrow by Col. Edward Mandell House (for which Will wrote the forward), the political operator behind Woodrow Wilson, the book’s proposal for a corporate-state co-administered government, which as House himself boasted “anticipated” Benito Mussolini’s fascist Italy, House’s legacy in the FRD administrations and modern Democratic and Republican parties, and Gabriel Kolko’s Triumph of Conservatism.

MP3 here. (19:56)

Will Grigg writes the blog Pro Libertate and is the author of Liberty in Eclipse. Archives of his Pro Libertate Radio show on the Liberty News Radio Network can be found here.

8 Responses to “Will Grigg”

  1. I take exception to Scott's twisting the agenda of progressives in the early 1900's into a conservative plot. That the progressives of that era were too stupid to realize that they were really working for right wing goals. Progressive statists are as full capable of murderous frenzy as conservative statists. Neither can throw away the ring of power.

  2. Progressivism, "Mugwumpism" were in large part a reaction to the total lock on power held by Monied Intersts(old and new). A big focus of these "movements" was on ending the Spoils System through the development of a professional civil service apparatus. At best it was an oblique, largely symbolic and totally useless glancing blow at Capital. Monied interest absolutely now require, and will only tolerate a cheap, docile unorganized workforce (unless organized by corporate management), public and private sectorwise. Class struggle , though not acknowledged by the corporate media, and especially NOT by "Libertarians", predominates.

  3. Libertarians have no problem with organized labor in and of itself. We have a problem with the use of the state as means of forcing employers to negotiate with them, not be allowed to fire them, etc.

  4. Actually, libertarians have done extensive writing on "class struggle".

    Here is the place to start.

    Further reading is here:

  5. Presidential advisers like "Colonel" House (Wilson) and Harry Hopkins (FDR) can be just as megalomaniacal as the presidents they serve.

    Best regards to Grigg, that indefatigable chronicler of police crimes and misconduct.

  6. RU

  7. If you understand "corporate ass-licking tendencies" as the "promise anything, extract union dues, strike, get reelected to union leadership" rinse-repeat cycle, I would tend to agree.

    Seriously, who with any self-respect would like to be on a union commitee?

  8. got to have him on again to finish that interview

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