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24 Years Ago Today – Srebrenica Massacre

Twenty-four years ago this week the Srebrenica massacre took shape. It stands as one of the darkest shadows in Europe since World War II.
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Ep. 202 – History of Terrorism Podcast Series – White Nationalist...

This podcast tells the story that formed the modern white nationalism movement and the background of white nationalist terrorism.
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Why is Latin America So Dysfunctional? Part Four – Cold Wars,...

This final post in my series on the history of US involvement in Latin America considers how Latin America was destabilized by constant American efforts from the Cold War to today.

Why is Latin America So Dysfunctional? Part Three – United Fruit...

The United Fruit Company introduced a new level of corporate imperialism to Latin America and is key to understanding the modern dysfunctions in the region as well as America's relationship with its neighbors.
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Why is Latin America So Dysfunctional? Part Two – American Imperialism

This series continues the look at US and Latin American history. In part 2 we look at American imperialism in Latin America during the early 20th century.
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Why is Latin America So Dysfunctional? Part One – The US...

Why is Latin America so dysfunctional, and plagued by poverty and violence? This 4-part series looks at the history of America's involvement and interference in Latin America. Part 1 looks at the historical relationship of between the US and Mexico.
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Erasing History

The establishment of the permitted narrative is the telling of history itself and it tells a lot about our own modern society. The efforts to hide parts of our history are not simply to protect us but to tell a new story and define a new future. It is a strategy that has been used before and it has always led to disastrous results.
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The Popular, Successful, Terrible, Horrible True Story of the Scientific Theory...

The eugenics movement was a belief that fostered racism, discrimination, abortion, and genocide. It was embraced by academics, politicians, and celebrities.
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14 Interesting Facts About the Paris Peace Conference – 100 Years...

Today marks the 100 year anniversary of the convening of the Paris Peace Conference. This meeting would result in the Treaty of Versailles which officially ended World War I and radically change the shape of world. Many of the assumptions we take for granted about the world today were established at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.
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Ep. 195 – History of Terrorism: Irish Terrorism

My podcast series on the History of Terrorism continues with the story of Irish Terrorism. This episode looks at the origins of the conflict between the Irish and the British and moves through the 19th century and all the way to Michael Collins and the Irish Free State.