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Why is Latin America So Dysfunctional

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.
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What In the World Is Going On In the Congo and...

This backgrounder on the Congo crisis explains what is going on in the DRC and how we got here. While the government has until January 15, to announce an official election winner many experts fear the nation is about to fall into yet another period of extensive violence and warfare.
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Kashmir Conflict Backgrounder

This post is part of my wider History of India series. Today we look at the history of the Kashmir conflict and also answer...
origins of the Kashmir conflict

Brief History of the Origins of the Kashmir Conflict

Perhaps the most famous of the struggles among the princely states and the resulting oppression and violence in the modern history of India is...
things you didn't know about the founding fathers

Ep. 188 – Things You Might Not Know About the Founding...

This is a peak into things you might not know about the founding fathers and really about the weirdness of the founding fathers.
death of Ayatollah Khomeini

The Death of Khomeini

I talked about these images from the funeral and death of Ayatollah Khomeini in the podcast episode today. This scene from the funeral procession...