Ryan Dawson joins the show to discuss the so-called American Civil War. We discuss how the tariff was the primary issue that led to the secession crisis of 1860-61 and that the “Great Emancipator” Abraham Lincoln was content to preserve slavery if it would preserve the Union. We also discuss the brutal and criminal methods the Union Army used to crush the Confederacy and how the war resulted in the creation of the American plutocracy. Later we get into the controversy regarding the Confederate flag. Ryan Dawson is the host of the ANC Report, a web-based media outlet focusing on geopolitical, economic and social issues. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. Ryan is the author of several books including Separation of Business and State. He has also produced several documentaries dealing with a variety of issues including the second Iraq War, 9/11, the anthrax attacks, covert operations of the CIA, and the JFK assassination.