Politics of the Dollar: Ecstasy and the Agony

26 Mar 2018

On Monday, March 26, 2018, Mark Albertson gave his third lecture in his Politics of the Dollar series.

Week 3: Ecstasy and the Agony This week we discuss the growing corporate power including businessmen, bankers and the Pentagon. Discussions of Vietnam and the Gold Standard, the 1971 devaluation and Nixon, Kissinger and the Balance of Power round out our conversation.

About the Presenter Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.


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