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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.

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...

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...

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.

Book Review: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

"Unbroken" is the remarkable tale of Louis Silvie Zamperini, a world-class runner who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and who later became a WWII B-24 Bombardier in the Pacific Theater. In late May of 1943, Zamperini's plane - the "Green Hornet" - goes down...

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.

“Politics of the Belly” in Africa

A short review of Jean-Francois Bayart's work on Africa - a theoretical discussion attempting to propose a new intellectual paradigm concerning the socio-political currents which define sub-Saharan...

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.

“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

A Little Ditty ‘Bout WWII (re: the Premiere of “The Pacific”...

Most of Europe has fallen to Hitler, leaving Britain as the last remaining European power resisting Nazi expansion...

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.”

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: 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.

History 101: WWII on Facebook…

Stumbled across this recently, thought it was just brilliant and wanted to share it! As a lifelong WWII buff, I was impressed by how accurate and creative this was...whoever put it together knew...

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...

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