Dr. Jack Wheeler Dr. Wheeler has been called the "real Indiana Jones" by the Wall St. Journal, the "creator of the Reagan Doctrine" by the Washington Post, and an "ideological gangster" by the Soviet press. He has been listed in The Guinness Book of World Records for the first free fall sky-dive in history at the North Pole.
... Dr. Jack Wheeler Dr. Wheeler has been called the "real Indiana Jones" by the Wall St. Journal, the "creator of the Reagan Doctrine" by the Washington Post, and an "ideological gangster" by the Soviet press. He has been listed in The Guinness Book of World Records for the first free fall sky-dive in history at the North Pole.
...Home / Reference List / Board of Honour / Dr. Jack Wheeler Dr. Wheeler
, a NewsMax.com Pundit, has had two parallel careers for many years: one in the field of adventure and exploration as the owner of Jack Wheeler Expeditions; the other in the field of political and economic freedom as president of the Freedom Research Foundation
.Regarding the first, at age 12 he
was honored in the White House by President Eisenhower as the Youngest Eagle Scout in the history of the Boy Scouts.He
climbed the Matterhorn at age 14, swam the Hellespont (LIFE Magazine 12/12/60) and lived with Amazon headhunters at 16, hunted a man-eating tiger in Vietnam at 17, started an export business in Vietnam at 19, and wrote The Adventurer's Guide (New York: Mackay, 1975), described by Merv Griffin as "the definitive book for anyone wishing to lead a more adventurous and exciting life."He
has three "first contacts" with tribes never before contacted by the outside world: a clan of Aushiri in the Amazon
, the Wali-ali-fo in New Guinea, and a band of Bushmen in the Kalahari.He
has retraced Hannibal's route over the Alps with elephants; led numerous expeditions in Central Asia, Tibet, Africa, the Amazon
and elsewhere, including 18 expeditions to the North Pole; and has been listed in The Guinness Book of World Records for the first free fall sky-dive in history at the North Pole. Regarding the second, Dr. Wheeler received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Southern California, where he lectured on Aristotelian ethics.Author of numerous articles in political philosophy and geopolitics, he began in the early 1980s a series of extensive visits to anti-Soviet guerrilla insurgencies in Nicaragua, Angola, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Laos, and Afghanistan, and to democracy movements in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, becoming an unofficial liaison between them and the Reagan White House.
Based on this, he
developed the strategy for dismantling the Soviet Empire adopted by the White House known as the "Reagan Doctrine."It worked.The Freedom Research Foundation, founded by Dr. Wheeler in 1984, continues to provide information to a number of Congressional offices on issues regarding political and economic freedom throughout the world and in the United States. Dr. Wheeler
has been called the "real Indiana Jones" by the Wall St. Journal
, the "creator of the Reagan Doctrine" by the Washington Post
, and an "ideological gangster" by the Soviet press.He has traveled to over 180 countries and all seven continents, leads 2 to 3 expeditions a year, and is a consultant to a number of international corporations on geopolitics
Source of the text: http://www.newsmax.com/pundits/bios/Wheeler-bio.shtmlDr.Jack Wheeler and his son Jackson. Photo by Jack Sheremetoff
Dr.Jack Wheeler and his
...Jack Wheeler, born in 1943 in Los Angeles, has lived a life endlessly jam-packed with adventure.
And one reason he
has lived such a life is that he
got up one day and said, "You know what?I want to have a lot of adventures."
As a Boy Scout, young Jack
could become a Life scout in record time.When his
friends taunted him, he
took their discouragement as a dare and became in fact the youngest Eagle scout in the history of the organization.
won prize money on a game show; toured the far east; shot a leopard, an elephant, and a tiger; became a stunt flyer; ran Youth for Reagan in 1966; read Atlas Shrugged; and, inspired by Atlas, decided to become an intellectual.The novel "made an enormous impact on me.She
defended America and capitalism, and gave me a respect for the world of the intellect I never had before."In 1970 he earned a philosophy degree from the University of Hawaii.
More adventures followed, thanks to work Wheeler
did for a travel agency.Then, in 1975, he
wrote up his
philosophy of adventure in The Adventurers Guide while finishing a doctoral dissertation in Greek ethics.And then- Jack Wheeler: Part Two
The year was 1975.Jack Wheeler
was finishing up his Adventurer's Guide while also writing a dissertation on Greek ethics (good prep work for a 1984 essay by Wheeler
, published in The Philosophic Thought of Ayn Rand, comparing the ethics of Rand and Aristotle).
After publishing the Guide, the next natural step for Wheeler
was to professionalize the adventure-seeking.He
founded a company to take people on safaris around the world.He
also married a kindred spirit, Jacqueline Vial-King, and they did fun honeymoon stuff like discovering a tribe of cannibals in New Guinea and retracing the steps of Hannibal through the Alps, on elephants. In 1980 Wheeler faced his most difficult challenge when Jacqueline died of cancer.
only gradually bounced back from the double blow-partly with the help of his friend Nathaniel Branden, who had also tragically lost a spouse.
took some actions with further-range consequences: he
noticed a pattern of anti-Soviet guerrilla wars; did some bullet-dodging globe-trotting to report on the conflicts for a magazine series; and hatched what would evolve into the "Reagan Doctrine," a theory on how to "dismember and disarm" the increasingly shaky Soviet empire.He
ideas to the attention of the White House, and they were put into action. In 1984 he founded the Freedom Research Foundation, which continues to debrief movers and shakers on the struggle for political and economic freedom around the world. Wheeler
has lived life the hard way, one trial by fire after another.But at the end of the day, the payoff has been huge.