Monday, March 09, 2009

Interview on Russia Today

A while ago Marina Portnaya of Russia Today came to Boston to film an interview with me, and today she wrote to me to tell me that it has finally aired. Russia Today broadcasts in English into some 100 countries. Marina was exceptionally well-pepared and has done an outstanding job. (As for me, it's more of the same.) Please take a look.


Anonymous said...

Good and concise interview. Way better than any amount of breathless gossip heard in the typical American "news" program.

By the way, Jim Kunstler has a blistering (and accurate) post in his blog today, dealing with an important point, namely, when they talk about "recovery", what exactly does that mean?

You can read it here:


M. Pyre said...

Good interview, she was indeed well-prepared and obviously familiar with your book and your viewpoint. Thanks for posting this.

Anonymous said...

Great Interview and Interviewer. You could tell she understood what your answers... :)

das monde said...

I am curious what Dmitri thinks of this interview, with Michael Hudson. By the end of the hour, he mentions former Soviet Union and "the same" trajectory for Us as well:

Anonymous said... is about investing your current money on wealth creating tools

Anonymous said...

An interesting article by Stan Cox about the amount of energy needed to run the Internet. Another nail in the coffin of the "something for nothing" or "free inputs" concept.

Anonymous said...

Re Michael Hudson:

One of the most lucid economic analysts of the past several decades. His great advantage is that the knows history and believes in history and not in hot air. The odds are overwhelmingly on the side of history, of course!

The cycles of "concentration under a powerful king" vs. disaggregation and feudalism under local lords have occurred many times, and who is to say that they won't happen again?

Bilbo said...

I have watched another interview from Russia Today about how the US government supresses the gold price.

Again the same interviewer seems well informed and has conducted an interview that would never take place in any American media. This reminds me of the days of the old Soviet Union where, it was said, that Pravda presented only government propaganda and if you wanted an unbiased view you had to go to the western media such as the BBC. Is Russia Today becoming an unbiased source of information on the situation in the US in contrast to the MSM of today?

This begs the question, who owns and controls Russia Today and what is their agenda?

Vierotchka said...

Priviet, Dmitry,

I have been posting the link to Square Foot Gardening for many years, seeing as I have been seeing and feeling the collapse coming for a very long time now. This is a gardening method that is easy, very cheap, requiring very little work and water and a most affordable initial investment. It will be a life-saver for all those who will put it into effect.

For the same reasons, I have been posting the link to Eartships for those who do have some means, from fairly modest one bedroom homes to lavish mansions. Those too will be life-savers for those who build themselves one.



Avi said...

Here's a great video introducing Square Foot Gardening:

As the boy scouts say: "Be Prepared!"

Nellans said...

What is the point of paying off your debts if a credit card company, for example, will just write off that loss? In your way of thinking, wouldn't the money be better spent purchasing supplies for a small business in order to survive a collapse vs. pay a large corporation your hard earned money? In the collapse the bank will most likely go out of business, right?

Goose said...

This interview is POWERFUL, and both the interviewer and interviewee did a great job. I am spreading this around to my various friends and discussion groups. Everyone should do the same. The interview ties into the themes that we talk about at my local Daniel Quinn (Ishmael) study group. - Todd Daniel

Anonymous said...


I would be curious to here your views on RT as a news resource.

Thank you.


The Good Presbytaritan said...

From "The Guardian" March 11, 2009

At about 4:30 into this video, John Gray suggests that the global economic unravelling is better compared to the collapse of the Soviet Union rather than to the 1930s Great Depression.

He also warns that resource depletion is temporarily forgotten, much to our peril.

His other articles and recent books are interesting reading.

Anonymous said...

On the question of whether Russia Today is a reliable news source.

I would just paraphrase Chomsky's more practical statements that, even the New York Times is a reliable news source if read with a critical and skeptical mindset.