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Joining the show during the second hour is bestselling author and nationally-recognized nuclear terrorism expert, Robert Gleason. Robert will be discussing his latest novel, The Evil That Men Do.
Income inequality and the offshore hoarding of illicit black funds have reached such extremes that the earth’s democracies are in peril. The oligarchs are taking over…
As Bob Gleason notes in his book, The Evil That Men Do, eventually “power and wealth concentrate in fewer and fewer hands,” and, as Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis wrote, “We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”
According to Gleason, “…the world’s ultra-rich hide one-third of the planet’s annual GDP in offshore black-money accounts and pay no taxes on it. One hundred plutocrats spend more money financing America’s dominant political party than all other contributors put together.” And in Russia, “Putin is arguably the biggest thief in world history. His critics maintain he and his oligarchs have stolen 100% of Russia’s GDP. Worth over $200 billion, Putin is easily the wealthiest man on Earth with two and one half times as much money as the planet’s second biggest billionaire, Jeff Bezos.”
The ultra-rich today, Gleason continues, “make their money exploiting people in ways that have no redeeming social value…and many of these billionaires are extremists. Some have had parents and grandparents who had trafficked with Adolph Hitler and Josef Stalin.”
Bob Gleason will discuss current geo-political entanglements as well as how he believes an oligarchic takeover is happening in America today.
Robert Gleason is an Executive Editor at Macmillan Publishers in New York City. He has written seventeen books—six of them on nuclear terrorism. His current novel is The Evil That Men Do. Gleason starred in a History Channel two-hour special, which was devoted largely to nuclear terrorism, has discussed nuclear terrorism on PBS, NPR, Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, the Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs TV Shows, on hundreds of other shows and has spoken on the subject four times at Harvard. Mr. Gleason has also worked with inmates in over 60 prisons, and New York has named a day after him for the work he’s done for prison literacy. He also recently succeeded in getting the anti-nuclear activist nun, Sister Megan Rice, to get released from prison.
For more information, visit https://robertgleasonbooks.com.
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