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islamic extremism

Ep. 119 – Killers in the Name of God Part...

By the 1980s nationalism and political philosophies had failed the former Islamic world of the Middle East. Into this vacuum stepped Islamic extremist ideologies...
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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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The Ages of History

The history of international politics and warfare can be divided into four primary eras. Each distinct era represents changing ways in which power and...

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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Ep. 171 – History of Terrorism Part 5: Secret Societies

From the Illuminati to 9/11 conspiracy theories, secret societies and the paranoia they inspire are key pieces to the history of terrorism.
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Timeline of US Policy & Intervention in the Middle East

Click on the infographic to zoom in for larger image on US Middle East policy and intervention. If you have found this infographic helpful you...
islamic extremism

Ep. 117 – Killers in the Name of God – Part...

This is part 1 of the three part podcast series that look at the history of Islamic Extremism. JB Shreve looks at the early history...

The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918

The Great Influenza, Spanish Flu, of 1918 Plagued: Humanity’s History with Disease, Outbreaks, and Pandemics – Podcast Series - Part 5 It is called the Spanish...
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Ep. 171 – History of Terrorism Part 4: The Reign of...

In this latest episode in our History of Terrorism podcast series we look at "The Reign of Terror" in the French Revolution. This event set the stage for future terrorists like Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong who used purist ideology and the powers of the state to reign down unprecedented horrors on their people.

Ep. 161 – American Foreign Policy in the Middle East –...

This episode looks at the beginning of American foreign policy in the Middle East starting around the end of World War II. JB shows how American foreign policy was launched by a clique of amateurs and adventurers in Washington D.C. during this time period. Their games and manipulations in the newly independent states of the post war Middle East helped launch the region into instability and corruption.