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In addition to their 'Week in Review' coverage of political news, the FTN team does an amazing job with their so-called 'Deep Dives', in-depth investigations on varied subjects, from historical revisionism to how are dirt poor Latinos getting the money for the expensive journey to the US (you guessed it, 'money-lenders', charging 50% per year.) - and many, many more. It is a hugely valuable archive, available to subscribers.
FTN recently made this episode available to the general public, (it was behind their pay-wall). You can fine the whole thing on their or at the website.
This episode is one of their most earth-shattering, and sure to be a big draw for anyone interested in US history. Highly recommended. Truth to Power will be bringing you excerpts from this important episode over the coming days.
Jazz, James, and Borzoi dive deep into the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s most astro-turfed founding fathers. Little is known about Hamilton’s early life, which is odd considering his prominent role as a framer of the U.S. Constitution, first Secretary of the Treasury, creator of the nation’s first national bank, the architect of the inherently corrupt system of debt-financed capitalism we are saddled with today, chief author of The Federalist Papers, master of media manipulation, election meddler, and almost but never actually President of the United States.
Rest assured, we thoroughly smash that early life in order to fully understand the identity of the man himself; who he is, where he comes from, what shaped his worldview, and ultimately, in turn, how he shaped the world itself.
Only once one fully understands Hamilton from those perspectives, do the trajectory and context of subsequent historical events, from war to immigration, finance to foreign policy, and from consumerism to vulture capitalism, become crystal clear.
We've included 2 amazing clips about the Jewish origins of Hamilton's father, but we highly recommend you check out the full epdisode. The full episode is now on FTN's YouTube channel, embedded below, and
Transcript follows below.
Audio clips #1 and #2
The full episode:
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Transcript to 1st clip: The following is machine transcribed. There may be some errors but it is surprisingly accurate.
So Hamilton was born on a Danish colony called St. Croix in the Caribbean to a woman by the name of Rachel Faucette. However, her married name was Levine. She was married to a John Michael Levine. And in some ways it's spelled L-A-V-I-E-N. The more accepted spelling is L-E-V-I-N-E. And this is a name that she kept with her until her death.
Levine was a sugar plantation and slave owner. He named his plantation "Estate Ruby," which is pretty funny. Levine had been involved in business with other Jews at the time, when Jews were disproportionately likely to conduct commerce amongst themselves, especially on Caribbean Islands such as St. Croix. Alexander Hamilton later characterized his stepfather, Levine, as a fortune hunter, but designed with gold, whose expensive clothes caused Rachel's widowed mother to be captivated by the glitter of his flashy appearance and to push Rachel into reluctantly agreeing to what became a hated marriage.
According to Hamilton, Rachel married Levine, quote, in compliance with the wishes of her mother, but against her own inclination. The full text of this letter that Hamilton wrote contains a blank space where he evidently intended to put a word describing Levine, but ultimately did not do so. He opted for good optics, I suppose.
Transcript to 2nd clip:
So Levine is the quintessential Jewish name, one more honest historian put it. Not only that, but Jews living in St. Croix at the time were not registered as Jews. Take this with a grain of salt. Hamilton's own grandson described Levine as a rich Danish Jew. In a letter. So another argument here to understand this is that the Danish law at the time would have required Rachel Faucette to convert to Judaism in order to marry John Levine. We don't have any record of her converting to Judaism, but we know that that she didn't baptized her children. We know that she kept the name Levine until her death. And so if they were trading with other Jews, if they were living in a community with other Jews.
If you know all of these things are true, then it doesn't seem likely that this odd outlier took place where Rachel Faucette stayed gentile and married a Jew and just proceeded forward. It doesn't make any sense. They have a child named Peter Levine who is not baptized, even though it would have been a standard practice for Christian children born on St. Croix to be baptized. Levine grew up and became a prominent shipping merchant, moving to South Carolina and 1764. He eventually was quietly baptized at St. John's Church because he was serving as this Anglican Church warden in South Carolina. And so he sort of had to act the part. And then during the American Revolutionary War, Peter was a monarchist Tory and a smuggler. And we'll get into the smuggling later.
So the burden of proof on claims Levine is not Jewish intensify. Really, I don't know. Like you really have to make this case. And the evidence out there is convincing enough that the most charitable thing one could do in this case would be to say that the burden of proof lies on those who would claim Levine is not Jewish, rather than those who claim that he is. Even Jews are saying that Levine was Jewish.