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Ordinary Men and the Others – The Ongoing History of Genocide...

It is easy to imagine the perpetrators of the holocaust as vile, wicked, evil people. The truth is more disturbing. The holocaust occurred because...
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Origins of the Holocaust – The Ongoing History of Genocide –...

It is all too easy, 80 years removed, to look at the holocaust and imagine we would never cooperate or tolerate such evil in...
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The Armenian Genocide – The Ongoing History of Genocide – Episode...

Raphael Lemkin, the man who invented the word genocide, described the Armenian genocide as one of the textbook examples of genocide that caused him to...
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The Herero Genocide – The Ongoing History of Genocide – Episode...

In this first episode in our new podcast series on the history of genocide, Never Again…Again - The Ongoing History of Genocide JB Shreve and...

The History of American Foreign Policy in the Middle East

It did not start with peace summits and oil. It also did not begin with unconditional US support of Israel and Saudi Arabia. The...
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Barry Goldwater – The New Conservative

When Barry Goldwater is recalled to today's popular imagination, he is remembered as an extremist, a danger, and a war hawk. In his 1964...
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Henry Clay – The Great Compromiser

Thirty years before Abraham Lincoln was elected President, a Congressman named Henry Clay was doing everything he could to address the American states' growing...
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Henry Wallace – The Great Turning Point

When the Great Depression hit, everyone saw their political philosophies and ideologies upended. Franklin Roosevelt himself said much of the New Deal was just...

William Jennings Bryan – American Progressive

This first episode in our podcast, The Losers, tells the story of William Jennings Bryan. Bryan is what you would get if you combined...
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The History of AIDS

Growing up in a small town in the Bible Belt presented a different perspective of the AIDS and HIV crisis of the 1980s and...