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The latest posts from JB Shreve & the End of History

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Drumbeat of War – Understanding What Is Going on Between the...

The inevitability of war between the US and Iran is based upon the fact that all alternatives to war between the two nations are being removed.
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Ep. 201 – Understanding Kashmir – Kashmir and the Recent Terrorist...

David Devadas, leading expert on the conflict and status in Kashmir visits with JB Shreve and the End of History. An important and insightful discussion about the recent terrorist attack in Kashmir.
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Ep. 138 – History of the Religious Right Part 1: Before...

The origin of Christian involvement in American politics has a longer history than most people realize but it probably does not begin where you would imagine. Episode 1 of this series on the history of the religious right in America examines early 20th century Christian involvement in politics. Some of the most devoted and progressive Christians in American politics in the early 20th century would not even be allowed in the Republican party by today’s standards.
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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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...

Right & Wrong Inc.

  Last month North Carolina’s transgender laws were repealed through a compromised legislation signed by the state’s governor. The controversial laws had previously established that...
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Ep. 147 – Post Truth

Oxford Dictionaries has named “Post-Truth” as the 2016 word of the year. In this podcast episode we look at the ways we left the truth behind in 2016. This has been a long time coming though and JB Shreve looks back to the culture wars of the 1990s as well as the moral philosophies of absolutes and relativism that helped us to get here.
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Iran’s Child Soldiers

Children were used to clear mine fields or in the "human wave" strategy of attack where hordes of bodies were more or less just thrown at superior Iraqi artillery in an effort to overcome them. 
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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...
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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.