Checkin’ It Out is the weekly interview program hosted by James Tracy and produced here at Memory Hole Blog. Each weekend we’ll be joined by notable authors, journalists, filmmakers, and other public figures to discuss their latest projects and activities.
This weekend’s guest is Islamic Studies scholar, journalist, and pioneer 9/11 Truth activist Kevin Barrett. Barrett holds a doctorate in Arabic Studies from The University of Wisconsin. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie (Progressive 2006) and Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters (Khadir, 2009).
In this debut edition of Checkin’ It Out, Barrett and Tracy discuss an array of topics, including academic freedom, the attempted psychologization of “conspiracy theorists,” the wide epidemic of conspiraphobia afflicting the intelligentsia, in addition to American imperialism, 9/11, and the so-called “war on terror.”
[Note: There is unusual intermittent yet minor background noise in the track that neither Tracy or his guest were producing. This sound was only audible by Tracy as the show taped and cannot be readily explained. Perhaps this is yet another technical default of Skype.]
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