On today’s pledge drive edition, we’re in conversation with Peter Phillips, author of Giants: The Global Power Elite. In the process of his research, Phillips realized that there was “one giant cluster of world capital centered and controlled by just a few hundred people.” Throughout the course of the hour, he and Esty dive into the role these “giants” play in global wealth, media, war, and much more.
Peter Phillips is a professor of political sociology at Sonoma State University. He is the former director of Project Censored and former president of the Media Freedom Foundation. From 2010 to 2017, he co-hosted the weekly Project Censored show on Pacifica Radio. He is the author or editor of many publications, including his most recent book, Giants: The Global Power Elite.