Saturday, August 11, 2018

Dr. Mark Andrew Holowchak Interview! (8/10/18)

We'd like to welcome to the program a true "Jeffersonian hero" if there ever was one, Dr. Mark Andrew Holowchak.

He is editor of The Journal of Thomas Jefferson's Life and Times and is a professor of philosophy & history. He is author/editor of 10 books (many more to come!) and some 80 published essays on Thomas Jefferson--all since 2013--and is acknowledged by several scholars (including John From Conn) to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on the thinking of Thomas Jefferson.

He is also author of four books on psychotherapy and many books on Greek/Roman philosophy, ethics, and critical thinking. He, like us, considers himself politically to be a Jeffersonian or a Thomas Jefferson republican, who takes very seriously Jefferson's ideal of government, which he characterizes as follows: "A government is Jeffersonian republican if and only if it allows each citizen the same opportunity to participate politically and fully in affairs within their reach and competency; it employs representatives, chosen and recallable by the citizenry and functioning for short periods, for affairs outside citizens’ reach and competency; it functions according to the rules (periodically revisable) established by the majority of the citizens; and it guarantees the equal rights, in person and property, of all citizens."

1) Could you tell us a bit more about yourself and your interest in Thomas Jefferson?

2) Your CV indicates that you’ve authored 10 books on Jefferson and some 80 published essays, and that you are the editor for The Journal of Thomas Jefferson’s Life and Times (part of the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society). Tell us something about the journal. What are its aims? Why the need for such a journal?

3) In a recent paper, you quote biographer Henry Adams: “A few broad strokes of the brush would paint the portraits of all the early Presidents but Jefferson could be painted only touch by touch, with a fine pencil, and the perfection of the likeness depended upon the shifting and uncertain flicker of its semi-transparent shadows.”   ...What precisely did Adams mean?

4) Was Jefferson a product of the enlightenment or was he just a genius? How did he relate his great depth and creativity to his political life?

5) Jefferson thought of his ascendancy to the presidency in 1800 as a second revolution, perhaps equally as important to the one that set off the drive for American independence. Why was that so?

6) You've said that you just moved to Lynchburg, VA. Is there a Jeffersonian reason for the move, or is there some other reason?

7) Do you think these recent smears against Jefferson are done because of a political agenda? Why has he become the fall guy? Was Thomas Jefferson a racist?

8) You mean that the “manifesto,” as you call it, moved you to Virginia? Is that right? Take us down your path—I mean, what precise course of events at Monticello forced your hand?

9) Isn’t that a change of mind from what the Thomas Jefferson Foundation said in 2000 concerning Jefferson’s affair with Sally Hemings?

10) A “sea change”? What do you mean? On what evidence does the Foundation claim that the relationship is now “factual”?

11) Will you debate revisionist Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard, (the high priestess of the Hemings cult)?

12) We know that with all the work you’ve done on Jefferson that many scholars have called you the world’s foremost authority on Jefferson’s mind—none of your books is available at Monticello’s library... Is that really so??

13) What do you think of the books: Jeffersonian Legacies, by Peter Onuf, (of Jefferson's University of Virginia) & Thomas Jefferson: A Life, by William Sterne Randall?

14) How can people contact you if they wish you to speak at their college or university or business?

Facebook: Thomas Jefferson: Bring Him Home to Monticello

Contact President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation:
(Leslie Bowman)
***Ask why there is not open discussion and debate on the issues at Monticello when the facts are not settled based on the evidence.

Recommended Books:
  • American Messiah: The Not-So-Radical Religious Views of Thomas Jefferson, University of Alabama, 2018
  • Jefferson's Bible: Text with Introduction and Critical Commentary, DeGruyter, 2018 
  • Thomas Jefferson, Moralist, McFarland, 2017 
  • Jefferson’s Political Philosophy and the Metaphysics of Utopia, Brill, 2017 
  • Thomas Jefferson: The Man behind the Myths, (contributing co-editor with Brian Dotts, UGA), McFarland, 2017 
  • Thomas Jefferson’s Philosophy of Education: A Utopian Dream, Taylor & Francis, 2014
  • Thomas Jefferson: Uncovering His Unique Philosophy and Vision, Prometheus Books, 2014
  • Thomas Jefferson and Philosophy: Essays on the Philosophical Cast of Jefferson’s Writings, Lexington Books, 2013 
  • Framing a Legend: Exposing the Distorted History of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, Prometheus Books, 2013 
  • Dutiful Correspondent: Philosophical Essays on Thomas Jefferson, Rowman & Littlefield, 2013 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

PIOTR SZKOPIAK (The Last Witness) Interview! (6/1/18)

Our distinguished guest is world renowned director, PIOTR SZKOPIAK. He is with us tonight to discuss his second feature film, which has just made a big splash in Europe, The Last Witness. It deals with the terrible Katyn Massacre (genocide) perpetrated by the Soviet Communists during WWII when they murdered over 22,000 Poles. 

Everyone needs to see this great movie and bring awareness to this forgotten Left-wing evil!

The movie stars Alex Pettyfer, Michael Gambon, Robert Wieckiewicz, & Talulah Riley. It was produced by Vicarious Productions and is represented worldwide by GFM Films. It was released theatrically in Poland on 156 screens on May 11th. It was released in the US on VOD and Digital HD on May 29th. It will be released on DVD next week on June 5th.

His first feature film, Small Time Obsession, was selected to play in competition at the British and Irish Film Festival in France and as part of the UK Film Series in New Zealand. Both Variety and The Guardian described him as “a director to watch”.

Piotr works regularly as a director in television drama for the BBC and ITV, most recently as lead director on new BBC crime drama Shakespeare & Hathaway. He was twice nominated for BAFTA TV Awards.

His Website is:

It's England, 1947. And a young, ambitious journalist risks love, career and ultimately his life to uncover the true identity of an Eastern European refugee and his connection to the British government’s collusion in the cover up of one of Stalin's most notorious crimes...

In post-war Bristol, neophyte journalist STEPHEN UNDERWOOD (Alex Pettyfer) is keen to prove his worth in a society where everyone is taught to know his or her place and not to question authority. He works for a local newspaper and yearns to break a big story while his editor, FRANK HAMILTON (Michael Gambon), is happy to keep him reporting on nothing more controversial than local community events. However, when Stephen stumbles across the suicide of a Polish soldier from the local Displaced Persons' camp, he disregards Hamilton's objections and follows his instincts.

Stephen heads to the camp to question the commanding officer, his estranged brother, CAPTAIN JOHN UNDERWOOD (Gwilym Lee), but John is far from happy to see him and is reluctant to answer any questions. Stephen meets COLONEL JANUSZ PIETROWSKI (Will Thorp), formerly of the Polish Second Corps (under British command) and now a Liaison Officer for the resettlement of Polish troops. When Stephen mentions the suicide, Pietrowski explains that many Poles had lost all hope since their homeland was occupied by Soviet Russia and many fear for their lives but Stephen remains skeptical.

Stephen is also intimately involved with JEANETTE MITCHELL (Talulah Riley), a Junior Commander in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, who works under his brother at the DP camp. She is trapped in a marriage of convenience with a homosexual military intelligence officer, MASON MITCHELL (Henry Lloyd-Hughes). Both Stephen and Jeanette dream of escaping to London and starting a new life together and in the course of a clandestine meeting in a local public house, Stephen witnesses a confrontation between a new arrival at the camp, MICHAEL LOBODA (Robert Wieckiewicz), and a local farmer. During the argument Loboda inadvertently claims he is Russian and not Polish. 

Curious as to what a Russian is doing posing as a Polish refugee, Stephen questions Loboda. Loboda believes his life is in danger but will not say why and threatens to kill Stephen if he presses him further. Undaunted, Stephen steals a small metal cash-box from Loboda's belongings whilst he is asleep. Inside the box he finds a bloodstained diary belonging to a young Polish cadet but before Stephen can determine its significance, Loboda disappears from the camp in mysterious circumstances.

Thus begins Stephen's journey into the unknown and his discovery that Loboda is in fact the last witness left in the West who could testify to the execution of Polish nationals by Stalin's secret police in 1940 and that the diary is conclusive proof of their guilt. He then becomes embroiled in a dangerous and multi-layered conspiracy to suppress the truth about the killings.


Polish Studies at CCSU

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Dr. Michael B. Collins Interview! (4/20/18)


We are honored, on this sacred night, to welcome, Dr. Michael B. Collins!

He is a Research Professor in Anthropology at Texas State University in San Marcos and co-directs the world-renowned "Gault archaeological site" in Central Texas, where recent discoveries have changed most archaeologists’ thinking about America’s earliest inhabitants..

He has specialized in the study of lithic technology and worked with prehistoric collections from North, Central, and South America, as well as the Near East and South Western Europe. Dr. Collins has collaborated on the lithics research for the pre-Clovis site of "Monte Verde," Chile... The site that previous TRP guest & "pre-clovis trailblazer" Dr. Tom Dillehay spearheaded...

After excavating at the Gault site for several years, he purchased the site in 2007, with his own money, and donated it to the Archaeological Conservancy to ensure its protection. He also created the Gault School of Archaeological Research, a nonprofit organization that pursues research and education regarding the peopling of the Americas.

He is currently active in research on the earliest part of the American archaeological record and published Clovis Blade Technology and Clovis Stone Tool Technology. He in fact has his own very interesting "perspective" on the so-called "Clovis/Pre-Clovis debate." A debate that is far more complex than even most professionals realize!


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Dr. Adrian Goldsworthy Interview! (4/2/18)

It is a true honor to welcome acclaimed historian, Dr. Adrian Goldsworthy, to TRP!

Enjoy this exclusive interview, where we discuss his newest in a long line of amazing books, Hadrian's Wall. (4/10/18 by Basic Books.)

Stretching eighty miles from coast to coast across northern England, Hadrian's Wall is the largest Roman artifact known today. It is commonly viewed as a defiant barrier, the end of the empire, a place where civilization stopped and barbarism began. In fact, the massive structure remains shrouded in mystery. Was the wall intended to keep out the Picts, who inhabited the North? Or was it merely a symbol of Roman power and wealth? What was life like for soldiers stationed along its expanse? How was the extraordinary structure built--with what technology, skills, and materials?

In Hadrian's Wall, Adrian Goldsworthy embarks on a historical and archaeological investigation, sifting fact from legend while simultaneously situating the wall in the wider scene of Roman Britain. The result is a concise and enthralling history of a great architectural marvel of the ancient world.


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Dr. David Friedman Interview! (3/30/18)

Tonight in an exclusive interview, we are honored to welcome, David Friedman, son of a great hero of ours, the legendary Milton Friedman! 

David, a legend in his own right, is an academic economist with a doctorate in physics who's spent the past 22 years teaching law. His book, The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism, first published in 1973, is now a classic and describes how a society with property rights and without government might function. There as elsewhere, he offers a "consequentialist" defense of libertarianism. We'll find out if his views have changed at all since 1973 and we'll also discuss "anarcho-capitalism" and what exactly that is... Also, the difference between "natural rights" based Libertarianism and "consequentialist" Libertarianism...

His most recent non-fiction book, Future Imperfect: Technology and Freedom in an Uncertain World, examines the implications of  a variety of technological revolutions that might happen over the next few decades.

He also has 3 current projects of interest...

2 Nonfiction:  Legal Systems Very Different from Ours  &  Embedded Economics
1 Fiction:  Brothers is David's third novel, the sequel to Salamander... It's a fantasy, set in a world where magic is currently in transition from a craft to a science.

Much of David's published work and forthcoming work can be read on his web page: David D


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Dr. Kevin Gutzman Interview! (3/23/18)

We are honored to to be joined tonight by esteemed professor and Chairman in the Department of History at Western Connecticut State University, Dr. Kevin Gutzman. He is the acclaimed author of four NY Times Best Selling books and is also a faculty member at

He is here to talk about the most revolutionary of all the founding fathers... the Hero of "the productive class"...  creator of the Republican party... and the philosophical backbone for decentralized liberty in our burgeoning Republic. The immortal polymath... Thomas Jefferson!

Dr. Gutzman's book is titled, Thomas Jefferson Revolutionary: A Radical's Struggle to Remake America!

It is truly a great read!

(We focus tonight on Chapter #1 which deals with Jefferson's views on government and society.)

Professor Gutzman brings incredible depth and insight into answering the following:
  • Explain why Jefferson wanted a Republic that practiced "Federalism" or "Sovereign States' rights"...
  • What was the difference between "Hamiltonian centralized Nationalism" and "Jeffersonian decentralized Federalism?"
  • Jefferson studied the Roman Republic, how much of that influenced him?
  • Explain how Hamilton invented today's left-wing "Living Breathing document" and how it differed from what today's right-wing would call Jefferson's "originalist strict construction"...
  • Was it not in fact this "battle of interpretations" that truly lead us on a path to disunion in 1860? ...Did Jefferson believe that if you voluntarily entered a union you could voluntarily leave?
  • TRP Guest, 10th Amendment Center's Michael Maharrey, and a large number of others believe "Nullification and Interposition" is the answer to stopping out of control centralized government... do you agree?
  • Jefferson's often forgotten "Draft Declaration & Protest of Virginia" (1825) beautifully summed up how the government was supposed to be....did it not? 
  • How today's Democrats mostly take "Anti-Jeffersonian" positions and why they no longer want to associate with Jefferson...
  • Not counting George Washington... 13 of the first 17 presidential terms (throw in a month for William Henry Harrison) were "Jeffersonian Republican" terms... Have the centralized government aggrandizers post "War of Northern Aggression" progressively covered up our great Jeffersonian roots?!?
  • What did Jefferson observe that made him believe that the cities were corrupt and the countryside was pure?
  • During Jefferson's time could only property owners vote?
  • Were the dangers of "mobocracy" forewarned by Jefferson?
  • Historians in the past 100 years have decided to create the term "Democratic Republican" for Jefferson's "Republican" party... But, he never called it that... Wasn't Lincoln's Republican party far different in views from that of Jefferson's "original" Republican party?
  • One final whimsical question: Jefferson's beloved wife Martha hated to travel. If she had NOT died giving birth in 1782 he likely would not have later traveled to France as Minister. How would the world have been different if Jefferson hadn't gone to France? For one...would his influence have helped to make the 1787 Constitutional convention more Republican in nature??  


Sunday, March 18, 2018


The long awaited "Objectivist Panel" takes to the TRP stage!!! ...John From Conn, George the Atheist, and Bob from Stony Point join John & Frank for an enthralling 60 minute discussion that you simply don't want to miss!!!  

"The meeting of the minds..." (None of the 3 are affiliated with an "official" Objectivist organization but they consider themselves "Objectivists.")

It's a great compliment to TRP that three regular listeners and callers are "Objectivists!"

10's of millions of Ayn Rand's books have sold and 100's of thousands more sell every year!
  • This is what "Right-wing atheism" looks like... people that believe in Free Enterprise, Individual Rights, & Reason!
  • "If something is to be believed to be true it's a good start if it's not invisible!"
  • Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spider-man, is an Ayn Rand aficionado... He created Objectivist inspired comics in the early 70's... one called Avenging World...
  • Read Ayn Rand's very influential, Capitalism the Unknown Ideal...
  • Ayn Rand spoke before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947 as a "friendly witness" speaking out against Communism...
  • Visit the official Ayn Rand site, The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI).
  • The Atlas Society is an "unofficial" site of note...
  • "Much of the modern Conservative & Libertarian movements have plagiarized and stolen from Ayn Rand without crediting her..."
  • Why it's moral and just to believe in Free Enterprise & Individual Rights!
  • Socialist Gene Roddenberry created the famous Spock character in an attempt to undercut logic... why he created a dichotomy between reason & emotions...
  • "Proof is the duty of the affirmative side... A negative cannot be positively proved!"
  • "Imagine for a minute if there was no afterlife... ...Would you waste your life? ...Wouldn't you be more apt to make the most out of it?"
  • Let's demand that Mattel come out with an "Ayn Rand doll" as a counterweight to their vile Left-wing "Frida Kahlo doll!" ..."Are the executives at Mattel crazy for promoting a committed Communist?!?" ..."What better inspiration for a young girl could there be than an Ayn Rand doll?!? ...Let there be a ground swell of support for it!!"
  • Why the Left is really against guns...
  • Ayn Rand on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (1967.)
  • The Ayn Rand Mike Wallace Interview (1959.)
  • Ayn Rand on Phil Donahue #1.
  • Ayn Rand on Phil Donahue #2 (1979.)
  • Milton Friedman on Phil Donahue #1 (1979.) (Famous "Libertarian" economist...)
  • Milton Friedman on Phil Donahue #2 (1980.)
  • The great men that built this country were the "Captains of Industry!" not "Robber Barons..."
  • "The Left's way of acquiring things is through force and coercion..." ..."They go after that innate human weakness... the desire of something for nothing..."
  • Experience the "sacred fire" of Liberty!
  • Frank & John From Conn debate the merits of "protectionist tariffs..." ...Read Frederic Bastiat's Sophisms of the Protectionists. 
  • Read The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution. 
  • Go on a Capitalist "vision quest"... Visit Oil Creek State Park in PA! 
  • There are no "billboards" in Vermont... Niagara Falls was a leader in the early American tourism industry...
  • George was first exposed to Ayn Rand at City College (CUNY) in the 60's ...The "Proletarian Harvard..."
  • The great "Jeffersonian," Justice Clarence Thomas, is also an Ayn Rand aficionado!
  • If you were on trial for your life... would you want the 12 jurors to deal reasonably on the facts or use emotions and faith??
  • Marxism is a religion... They have their irrational "holy trinity" of Marx, Lenin, & Engels... 
  • John From Conn shares a story about Thomas Jefferson's "holy trinity..." ...From 1791 when John Adams and Alexander Hamilton came to dinner!
  • The difference between the "Right-wing" & "Left-wing" founding fathers! ...Jefferson's "strict construction" vs. Hamilton's "living breathing document..." ...To understand fully read: Inquiry into the origin and course of political parties in the United Statesby the great Martin Van Buren!
  • "The Left are not bird crap on the feet of Jefferson's statue!"
  • Why do we need philosophy?? ...Read Philosophy:Who needs it...
  • To understand the history of philosophy read The Ominous Parallels by Dr. Leonard Peikoff.
  • Robert Reich's new Lefty book is a waste of space... More Socialist drivel and Ayn Rand smearing...
  • Bob ends with a thought provoking quote, "We can ignore reality... But we cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality!" Thank you!!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Sharyl Attkisson Interview! (3/9/18)

We are honored to welcome Sharyl Attkisson to the Right Perspective, she is host of SINCLAIR’s popular Sunday morning national TV news program: Full Measure. Which focuses on investigative and accountability reporting. It's broadcast to 43 million households!

She is a 5-time Emmy award winner... and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting.

She is author of The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote...

Enjoy this interview with a true professional! One of the last journalists of integrity left standing!!


Saturday, February 17, 2018

TRP!!! 20th Anniversary Tribute!!!

Happy Anniversary John & Frank!!! 

Thank you!!!!

  1. Philip Noble
  2. Stanton Friedman
  3. Jeffrey Meldrum
  4. Dr. Dennis Stanford
  5. General Magnus Malan
  6. Larry Sinclair
  7. Roger Stone
  8. David Horowitz
  9. Bernie Goldberg
  10. Dick Morris
  11. US Senator Alan Simpson
  12. Jesse Ventura
  13. US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
  14. Patriot Pat Buchanan

Hocus-Pocus and Frisby first aired April 13th, 1962
Betty & Barney Hill first private disclosure November 23rd, 1962
Betty & Barney Hill first public disclosure March 3rd, 1963
See also the episode of the Outer Limts, The Bellero Shield February 10th, 1964

Sunday, February 11, 2018



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