It was like meeting an old friend after a long absence. I’ve been listening to this top-notch radio interview show for about a year now, going back further and further into their archives for new interviews. Lo and behold, I found one from Feb. 2015 that featured the author of one of my favorite books!
First, I was elated that the author is still focusing on the same topic. Second, I learned that a new book on this topic is in the offing. Trust me, this is reason for celebration for the Occidental Observer crowd.
In early 2009, I ran across the book Guilt by Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War. The author of this 2008 book is Jeff Gates, and he’s a fascinating — and very rare — Washington insider, because he is heavily on page with respect to Jewish issues.
I wrote a review of the book seven years ago here and followed it up with a shorter blog here. Today, I’ll draw from both of those reviews, as well as last year’s Internet radio interview. Without a doubt, Gates is a man worth listening to.
For starters, he’s a highly accomplished man, having served as a convoy commander in Vietnam, followed by law school. Later, he spent seven years as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, and in that capacity he was responsible for much of the federal law on pensions and on employee stock ownership plans, which are now in place in roughly ten thousand U.S. corporations, covering approximately 10 percent of the U.S. workforce. He later practiced law with Senator Russell Long of Louisiana and Senator Paul Laxalt of Nevada, who chaired Ronald Reagan’s three presidential campaigns. In addition, he has been an investment banker, advising the governments of thirty-five countries on financial matters. Read more