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The latest posts from JB Shreve & the End of History

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Ep. 157 – Media-ocracy

The influence of the American media has empowered and accelerated the decline of American democracy. We are quickly changing to a media-ocracy.
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Bans, Protests and the Hype That Holds Them Together

On Friday President Donald Trump appeared to keep his campaign promise and issued an executive order to stop immigration into the US from 7 countries...
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The Bait

As Americans, and perhaps the world, we seem to have crossed over a threshold this weekend. Many believers looked to the inauguration of Donald...
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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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Ep. 150 – Election Meddling

In this podcast episode we take a brief look at the long history of election meddling which the US has helped to write since 1915.
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Ep. 143 – History of the Religious Right Part 6: End...

This final episode in our podcast series on the religious right explores how the religious right ends in America. We go from the heights of power to 2016.
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Ep. 142 – History of the Religious Right Part 5: The...

The 1980s saw great prominence for the rise of the religious right. The beliefs and politics of this group transitioned from a subculture to the mainstream and set the stage for the Culture Wars of the 1990s.
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Ep. 141 – History of the Religious Right Part 4: A...

After the tumult of the 60s and Watergate, Americans were burnt out by the mid 1970s. Jimmy Carter entered the scene as America’s first born again president. He wouldn’t be good enough for the standards of the religious right and the newly formed organization of the moral majority.
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Holding It Together

That stressed out and anxious feeling you have when you look at the world...it's a global reality. It's also a sign of dangerous times ahead.
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Ep. 140 – History of the Religious Right Part 3: Christian...

The idea of a Christian America began falling apart in the 1960s. The social turbulence of this time period actually worked to solidify the religious right as a movement and political force beyond anti-Communism. This episode is about the undoing of America and the coming together of the Christian right.