ASPEN INSTITUTE: An Hour with Arne Duncan in July 2009

One of the best things about recent months is that Substance readers and thousands of teachers across the USA have taken the time and interest to begin understanding the relationship between the billionaire plutocrats who run the nation and a large part of the world and the bureaucrats such as Arne Duncan who are assigned to do the nitty gritty daily dirty work of empire.

It's rare, though, when one one-hour event gives Americans a chance to see in one place the plutocracy (in the form of billionaires like the Crown family), the bureaucracy (in the form of a guy like Chicago's Arne Duncan, currently U.S. Secretary of Education), and the media heavyweights who routinely publish the propaganda of empire in the form of "news" (in this case, Bob Schieffer).

Without further ado, readers can still catch up on the early history of "Race To The Top," by viewing this hour-long Aspent Institute interview with Arne Duncan. The URL, for those who cannot access the video, is


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