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Killers in the Name of God Part 2: Decline of Islam

Before Islamic extremism took hold in the Middle East there was actually a decline in Islam’s influence there as nationalism and political philosophies took...
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Killers in the Name of God Part 3: The Killers of Allah

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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Venezuela in Crisis – Part 1

This two part podcast series explains the how the current crisis in Venezuela developed. Part 1 looks at the history of Venezuela and demonstrates this South American nation's unique place in the global order. Venezuela in Crisis helps you understand the news that is unfolding today.
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Venezuela in Crisis – Part 2

This two part podcast series explains the how the current crisis in Venezuela developed. Part 2 looks at the legacy of Hugo Chavez and the formation of the current crisis. Venezuela in Crisis helps you understand the news that is unfolding today.
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History of Terrorism Part 3: Guy Fawkes & The Gunpowder Plot

This new episode in our history of terrorism podcast series looks at tyrannicide, the religious wars of Europe and the famous Guy Fawkes Gunpowder...
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History of the Religious Right Part 1: Before We Were Republicans

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.
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History of the Religious Right Part 2: The Christian Nation, America in the 50s

Ep. 2 in this series on the history of the religious right looks at the Christian nation of the 1950s. There is a reason why American conservatives...
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History of the Religious Right Part 3: Christian America Undone the Turbulent 60s and...

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.
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History of the Religious Right Part 4: A Born Again President and the Moral...

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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History of the Religious Right Part 5: The Culture Wars of the 1990s

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.