James Bradley tells it like it is on China Rising Radio Sinoland 180406

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Pictured above, guest James Bradley on the left and China Rising Radio Sinoland host Jeff J. Brown on the right.

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P lease join me today on China Rising Radio Sinoland to be with James Bradley.

James has written four books. Two cover World War II, Flags of Our Fathers and Flyboys. The other two, The Imperial Cruise and The China Mirage, explain how America got into WWII in the first place (http://www.jamesbradley.com/).

You may have heard of Flags of Our Fathers, as it was made into a major motion picture, with Clint Eastwood directing (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/flags_of_our_fathers/).

I have read the last two and as a fellow writer, I am thoroughly impressed. I know I’ve read a good book when I am knowledgeable about a subject, like Asia in my case, and yet I still learned a huge amount of new facts, events and history. That was the case for me with The Imperial Cruise and The China Mirage, so hats off to James. In fact, I now have handwritten pages of notations and marked up books for reference. In future postings, I will undoubtedly be quoting from these fascinating, real life accounts.

Before talking to James, I also took the time to watch two of his lectures, both of which are quite revealing. He talked at the Pritzker Military Museum in 2009, to promote his just released The Imperial Cruise (http://www.pritzkermilitary.org/whats_on/pritzker-military-presents/james-bradley-imperial-cruise/). He also talked at the Marines Memorial Club in 2015 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgRJm-tF6Qo&t), to present The China Mirage.

During our interview, James recommended studying this article, which has two fascinating, suitable for framing posters. I read it and it is very topical to Western mainstream media’s dire and dangerous current situation (https://swprs.org/the-american-empire-and-its-media/).

I also recommended two books. Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization, by Robert Williams, Jr. (http://us.macmillan.com/savageanxieties/RobertAWilliams), and ’Exterminate All the Brutes’: One Man’s Odyssey into the Heart of Darkness and the Origins of European Genocide, by Sven Lindqvist (https://www.amazon.com/Exterminate-All-Brutes-Darkness-European/dp/1565843592/). They both greatly opened my eyes and were partially responsible for my article on Western racism. I have since gone back and added anecdotes from China Mirage and will do so for Imperial Cruise (http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2018/01/06/slavs-and-the-yellow-peril-are-niggers-brutes-and-beasts-in-the-eyes-of-western-empire-china-rising-radio-sinoland/).

Enjoy a great show and pass it around. James’ story is well worth listening to, to learn and reflect.


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ABOUT JEFF BROWN

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JEFF J. BROWN, Senior Editor & China Correspondent, Dispatch from Beijing

Jeff J. Brown is a geopolitical analyst, journalist, lecturer and the author of The China Trilogy. It consists of 44 Days Backpacking in China – The Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century, with the United States, Europe and the Fate of the World in Its Looking Glass (2013); Punto Press released China Rising – Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations (2016); and for Badak Merah, Jeff authored China Is Communist, Dammit! – Dawn of the Red Dynasty (2017). As well, he published a textbook, Doctor WriteRead’s Treasure Trove to Great English (2015). He is also currently penning an historical fiction, Red Letters – The Diaries of Xi Jinping, to be published in late 2018. Jeff is a Senior Editor & China Correspondent for The Greanville Post, where he keeps a column, Dispatch from Beijing. He also writes a column for The Saker, called the Moscow-Beijing Express. Jeff interviews and podcasts on his own program, China Rising Radio Sinoland, which is also available on SoundCloud, YouTube, Stitcher Radio and iTunes.

In China, he has been a speaker at TEDx, the Bookworm and Capital M Literary Festivals, the Hutong, as well as being featured in an 18-part series of interviews on Radio Beijing AM774, with former BBC journalist, Bruce Connolly. He has guest lectured at the Beijing Academy of Social Sciences and various international schools and universities.

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