Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - The dramatic arrival of ISIS in Iraq has left many observers in the West shocked, perplexed, and horrified.  The group’s use of horrific violence and its magnetism for Sunni youth around the world is a serious threat for many different nations, and as a result many of them have voiced their support for efforts to confront ISIS.  However, Saudi Arabia, a country that seems to be just as threatened by ISIS as any other has remained ambivalent in the face of this manifestation.  Joining us today to discuss the historical origins of ISIS and explain why Saudi Arabia's ruling elite is divided over whether their country should applaud and aid ISIS or combat it is Alastair Crooke, a former British MI6 agent and the Director and Founder of Conflicts Forum, who has extensive first-hand experience and knowledge of the region, its history, and key players.

4:35pm ET - Following the financial crises in 2008 and the resulting Occupy Wall Street Movement with its anti 1% rhetoric many Americans began to ask the question of ‘who really rules America?”  With conspiracy theories abounding about the secret relationship between Washington and Wall Street it is sometimes difficult to separate fact from fiction.  In All the Presidents Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power journalist Nomi Prins uses original presidential archival documents, to deliver an explosive account of the hundred-year interdependence between the White House and Wall Street that transcends a simple analysis of money driving politics—or greed driving bankers.  She joins us today to discuss the intimate world of exclusive clubs, vacation spots, and Ivy League universities that binds presidents and financiers.  This unprecedented history of American power illuminates how the same financiers retained their authoritative position through history, swaying presidents regardless of party affiliation and explores the alarming global repercussions of a system lacking barriers between public office and private power.

Don't forget, you can follow me on Twitter and Facebook! 
Listen to The Michelangelo Signorile Show weekdays live from 3-6 pm ET on SiriusXM Progress 127 and on the SiriusXM iPhone, Blackberry and Android apps. Not a subscriber? Not a problem! Listen online any time with a free thirty-day pass or, if you have an iPhone or Blackberry, go to the app store and download SiriusXM for free, for a 7-day trial, and listen on your phone.