Matthew Connelly is the author of Fatal Misconception and A Diplomatic Revolution. In addition to publishing in academic journals in the U.S. and Europe, he has written articles on foreign policy for The Atlantic Monthly and The National Interest and commented on current affairs for the media, including The New York Times and The History Channel.
During the first half of the program, Ian was joined by author Matthew Connelly, who shared his research into the history of world population control and the underlying misconception that all of the world's big problems (poverty, war, pollution, etc.) have been caused because there are too many people on the planet. Connelly discussed some of the people and organizations involved in population control, including the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, the United Nations, and Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood. He said Sanger's birth control movement eventually came to be allied with the unsavory agendas of eugenists. Connelly talked about one Ford Foundation consultant's 1968 suggestion to use crop dusters to spray sterilizing agents over the entire country of India. He further noted that the United Nations has also tried to control India's population by providing grants for sterilization programs.Connelly revealed some of what his research of the Secret Vatic ... More »Host: Ian Punnett