Steve Bannon’s War on Democracy, Christianity, and You

Steve Bannon is a familiar figure by now. One of the super villains from the Trump administration, he is still a force in right-wing politics in the USA and across the globe. He reportedly pushed Trump to overturn the election by any means possible. He is often referred to as a White nationalist whose misogyny and racism need no further explanation. But what if Bannon’s worldview is more complex, more sinister, and more weird than you ever expected?

Brad speaks to Dr. Benjamin Teitelbaum about his new book, War for Eterinity: Inside Bannon’s Far Right Circle of Global Power Brokers:

Inspired by a radical twentieth-century ideology called Traditionalism, Bannon and a small group of right-wing powerbrokers are planning new political mobilizations on a global scale—discussed and debated in secret meetings organized by Bannon in hotel suites and private apartments in DC, Europe and South America. Their goal? To upend the world order and reorganize geopolitics on the basis of archaic values rather than modern ideals of democracy, freedom, social progress, and human rights. Their strenuous efforts are already producing results, from the fortification of borders throughout the world and the targeting of immigrants, to the undermining of the European Union and United States governments, and the expansion of Russian influence.

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Produced by Brad Onishi

Edited by Shannon Sassone

Music by Matt Puckett

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