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Articles on the subject of history - one of my favorite topics - including follow-up content related to historical discussions on the podcast.

Why Voting Matters

The privilege of an American citizen to vote is the right that defines our democracy. By exercising this fundamental right, we protect all the other rights of our constitution. Our ability and right to vote is an expression of equality.

Book Review | The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of...

The Billion Dollar Spy is an exhilarating look into the world of Cold War era clandestine dead drops, tradecraft, betrayal, surveillance detection runs and double agents.

The Promised Land: The Role of Religion in the Creation and...

Historically religion has been one of the defining characteristics of human society, one which...

Book Review: In The Garden Of Beasts

How do you keep the reader engaged in a story when they already know how it ends? This is the challenge that author, Erik Larson, had to overcome in his newest book, "In the Garden of...

Podcast: In Soviet Russia, Boredom Stimulates YOU!

Part 1 of 3: Discussion of the Eastern Front during WWII. This includes Operation Barbarossa, Hitler breaking the Non-Aggression Pact with Stalin and many interesting historical tid-bits relating to the invasion of the Soviet Union.

Podcast: Stalin Deeply Penetrates Hitler

Part 3 of 3 of my series on the Eastern Front during WWII. In this discussion, I pick up where we left off at the Battle of Stalingrad, the Russian expulsion of the Nazis from their country and the Soviet march into Berlin as the war comes to a close.

Nation Interrupted: A Decade After September 11th

A decade after the September 11th attacks, I reflect on where I was when I heard the news and how our country has changed (for better or for worse) in the ensuing 10 years.

America: Inspired by Sanity – Founded on Contemporary Issues…

In the spirit of John Stewart and his Rally to Restore Sanity, listener & contributor J.D. Luedi writes about the founding of America and its prevailing principles of reason.

Review: The King’s Speech

Imagine if you will, standing before a microphone in which you will be addressing millions of anxiously awaiting people. For many, this will be their first time ever hearing your voice. You will be delivering momentous news, of which...

Hitler Deeply Penetrates Stalin | The Eastern Front in WWII

In August of 2009, I sat down and recorded a 3 Part Series on the Eastern Front during WWII. Our story begins with Germany poised to invade Russia.

Podcast: Hitler Deeply Penetrates Stalin

Part 2 of 3: The discussion picks up where it left off, with the historic Battle of Stalingrad - the bloodiest battle of the entire war and a turning point in the conflict - perhaps the "beginning of the end" for Hitler's Germany.

“I Pledge Memorization, To The Class…”

Saw this status update floating around Facebook today. Nothing special in and of itself, just your garden-variety, "I'm more American than you" drivel meant to denote some form of augmented patriotism

Trivializing History: Ignorance And Moronic Historical Comparisons Are Not A Partisan...

Winston Churchill (Disclosure: a political hero of mine) should have known better. Campaigning in 1945, he delivered a speech suggesting that an unchecked Labour...

Podcast: Head Like a Hole…

Ding Dong Bin Laden’s Dead! A special mid-week podcast and comprehensive discussion of bin Laden's death with guest, Patrick.

Podcast 372: And The Rocket’s Red Glare

For the ‘4th of July’ holiday, I am busting out an older segment (with an updated intro) that I had recorded back in July of 2008, in which I discussed the history of the “Declaration of Independence.”

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