Spitfire List Web site and blog of anti-fascist researcher and radio personality Dave Emory.

News & Supplemental

For The Record

Interview (#7) with Peter Levenda about "The Hitler Legacy"

Lis­ten (MP3): This pro­gram was recorded in one, 60-minute segment

Peter Levenda’s “The Hitler Legacy” is, in Mr. Emory’s opin­ion, one of the most impor­tant polit­i­cal books ever writ­ten. This sev­enth inter­view with Peter about the book sets forth the pow­er­ful Nazi pres­ence in Indone­sia prior to, dur­ing, and after World War II. In addi­tion to the sig­nif­i­cant pres­ence of the Dutch Nazi party in Indone­sia, the NSDAP also had a sig­nif­i­cant pres­ence in this for­mer colony of the Nether­lands. The most pop­u­lous Mus­lim coun­try in the world, Indone­sia was seen as the key ele­ment in an Islamist bul­wark against Com­mu­nist China. This strat­a­gem was envi­sioned by Charles Willoughby, Gen­eral Dou­glas MacArthur’s intel­li­gence chief and a doc­tri­naire fas­cist. Although sup­port­ive of Axis con­quest of the Nether­lands and Indone­sia, which he saw as free­ing the arch­i­pel­ago from colo­nial dom­i­na­tion, Sukarno espoused a “Third Way” at the con­fer­ence of Non-Aligned nations in Ban­dung in 1955. This led the US to see him as a Com­mu­nist and begin attempts to depose him. In order to pro­vide financ­ing for Indone­sia and other Third World coun­tries, Sukarno appears to have turned to Hjal­mar Schacht, Hitler’s finance min­is­ter, who uti­lized Nazi gold ship­ments to Asia to “prime the eco­nomic pump” for this abortive project.

FTR #844

The lat­est pro­grams recorded are FTR #866, FTR #867.

 WFMU pod­casts For The Record. You can sub­scribe HERE.

You can sub­scribe to the com­ments made on pro­grams and posts–an excel­lent source of infor­ma­tion in, and of, itself HERE.

Dave Emory’s entire life­time of work is avail­able on a flash drive that can be obtained here. The new drive is a 32-gigabyte drive that is cur­rent as of the pro­grams and arti­cles posted by late spring of 2015. The new drive (avail­able for a tax-deductible con­tri­bu­tion of $65.00 or more) con­tains FTR #850.  



30+ years on the Radio

Dave Emory's weekly For The Record program examines the interconnecting historical processes, people and institutions which shape the complex geopolitical landscape.



Ask your local station to carry the show.

Latest ‘For The Record’ Posts

FTR #867 Because They Can, Part 3: Fireside Rant about Technocratic Fascism as “Cyber-Crowleyism”
Oct 9 Continuing discussion from FTR #866, we develop various manifestations of libertarian, technocratic fascism. Celebrated by Silicon Valley executives and elevated to power (in part), by... Read more »
FTR #866 Because They Can, Part 2: More about Technocratic Fascism
Oct 4 Although high-tech can be an enlightening, entertaining development offering remarkable possibilities for improving human existence, there exists another, sinister potential. Many big tech firms and... Read more »
FTR #865 Interview with Peter Levenda about “Ratline” and Unholy Alliance
Sep 27 Ratline highlights the flight of a mysterious Nazi using the alias Georg Anton Poch. Identified as Hitler in a book published in Indonesia, Poch was... Read more »
FTR #864 Interview with Peter Levenda about “Ratline” and Other Books
Sep 20 Immigration has dominated the news recently, with the flood of refugees from the wars in the Middle East overwhelming European infrastructure as the phenomenon dominates... Read more »
FTR #863 9/11, The Muslim Brotherhood and the Earth Island Boogie, Part 2
Sep 13 Stretching from the Straits of Gibraltar, all across Europe, most of the Middle East, Eurasia, Russia, China and India, that stretch of land known as... Read more »

Pterrafractyl's Nest

The Big Bitcoin Bet, Part 2: Big Money to Buy Bitcoin, and Other Bad Ideas 2014 could have been better for Bitcoin. After peaking near $1100 in December 2013, Bitcoin is currently under $250. 2014 was not a good year for Bitcoin. But that doesn't mean 2015 has to be the same. And if a slew of recent announcement involving some very big investors are any indication of what to expect, the mainstreaming Bitcoin is about to get a big boost. But that boost could come with a big price too. All those "microtransactions" of as little as 0.000000001 of one bitcoin (BTC) that much of the Bitcoin community hates so much is precisely what these deep pocketed interests are planning on promoting in a big way. And in order to make it all happen, they might have to become some of the biggest bitcoin miners around too. And that means the future of Bitcoin is increasing in the hands of 'The Man'. Also, the microtransactions might be used to monetize how we access the web. And how the Internet of Things spies on us. It doesn't actually sound very fun. Read more »


MussoliniUncle Sam and Il Duce American Support for Mussolini and the Mythology of the Corporate State Read more »