joins us to discuss his articles on Jerusalem
and Recent Demos in Iran
. Eric also explains why he converted to Islam (from Marxism), and why Abraham Lincoln was a war criminal not a hero. We discuss the question of why psychopaths rise to the top of power hierarchies (or why power turns people into psychopaths); the history of incidents that nearly triggered nuclear wars; why many otherwise excellent critics of empire won't discuss 9/11 or Zionist power (Eric says "most people have been castrated in our society"); whether the rising Chinese hegemon will be kinder and gentler than the falling American hegemon; and whether the real hegemon may not be any particular country, but rather the capitalist system that exists independently of its bases in particular nations.