His name is well-known, but not his lifelong battle against against the cultural warfare waged by the European oligarchy against the young republic.

Was Poe a secret agent of an intelligence network headed by LaFayette? Was he murdered, as many have long believed? And why did his enemies go to such extremes to slander and vilify him?

Poe was a threat because he understood and taught, through his stories, that to control people’s behavior, you control not so much what they think, but HOW they think. We will look briefly into some of his stories, and explore what they might mean for us today.

Now that the conspiratorial political forces Poe fought, have nearly wiped out the memory of our true intellectual heritage and destroyed our culture—these issues are more important now than perhaps ever.

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