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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 of the Ayatollah Khomeini convinced us in the 1980s that...
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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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The Islamic Republic of Iran Is Born: History of Iran and the Next War...

Part 4 in our series looks on the History of Iran and the Next War looks at the decade following the Islamic Revolution of 1979. We look at the severing of Iranian relations with the west, the Iran-Iraq War, and chaos and atrocities unleashed by the Ayatollah Khomeini and the end of Iranian relations with the western world. 
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Islamic Revolution: History of Iran and the Next War Part 3

This is part 3 in my podcast series on the History of Iran and the Next War. Today we pick up after the 1953 coup and follow the story through to the 1979 Islamic Revolution - which ended up changing the world we all live in. 
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Men Not Working – The Hidden Crisis in America

These men are invisible to the data we rely on to assess the health of the US economy because they are neither employed nor are they looking to be employed. They have either given up on being contributing members of the American economy and society or they never tried to be included in the first place.
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The Shah & the Coup: History of Iran and the Next War Part 2

This podcast episode looks at the ascent of the Shah and the coup in Iran in 1953. This is part 2 in our series on the History of Iran and the Next War. 
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15 Great Reads on Economic Inequality

Following is a list 15 great reads on economic inequality. These are my recommended reading to learn more about economic inequality in the United States after you listen to the podcast series. Check out...
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The History of Iran and the Next War: Part 1

This is part 1 in my podcast series covering the history of Iran. We move from the ancient history of Persia up to the Pahlavi dynasty and World War II in this episode. 
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US and Israel Special Relationship – America’s 51st State

This podcast episode looks at the special relationship between the US and Israel through the decades, separating fact from myth and political agendas.
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History of Terrorism Part 8: Russian Terrorism Before the Revolution

This episode is part of our podcast series on the history of terrorism. In today's episode we tell the story of Russian Terror from 1850 to the Russian Revolution.