Mark Hackard returns to Our Interesting Times to discuss his article “The US Establishment’s Russian Scapegoat Veils the Real Enemy Within.” We talk about the Establishment’s attempt to delegitimize the Donald Trump presidency by spreading disinformation regarding alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin and the irony of US officials accusing the Kremlin of meddling in the 2016 presidential race. We also discuss the real history of Soviet active measures in the West and how the CIA has historically controlled the press and manipulated the media. Mark is an independent foreign policy analyst. He studies the intersection of political culture, religion, and strategic issues, which he approaches from a traditionalist-conservative perspective. Mark’s online project is Soul of the East, a website dedicated to introducing the English speaking world to valuable aspects of Russian political and religious thought.