Professor Buzzkill

About Professor Buzzkill

Professor Buzzkill sometimes goes by the alias Joseph Coohill, a historian of modern Britain and Ireland. In addition to his Oxford doctorate, Coohill has an MA in history from the University of Melbourne (where he was a big fan of Essendon Aussie Rules Football Club) and a BA from Humboldt State University in California (where he was the only non-stoner). He is the author of Ideas of the Liberal Party and Ireland: a Short History (4 editions), as well as many articles and internet pieces on history.

July 2019

Shadows of Revolution: Reflections on France, Past and Present

By | July 9th, 2019|Bookshelf|

Shadows of Revolution: Reflections on France, Past and Present - David A. Bell Within a space of a dozen years, from Bastille to Bonaparte, France experimented with and experienced every form of governance, creating in [...]

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Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

By | July 2nd, 2019|Bookshelf|

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation - Joseph J. Ellis In this landmark work of history, Joseph Ellis explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals–Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison–confronted [...]

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The Many Myths about the Declaration of Independence

By | July 2nd, 2019|Myths|

Every July, American Buzzkillers get inundated with chain emails, Facebook posts, and Tweets that spread more myths about the Declaration of Independence. No matter how many times they’ve been disproved, the seem to crop up [...]

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June 2019

Roe v. Wade: The Untold Story of the Landmark Supreme Court Decision that Made Abortion Legal

By | June 25th, 2019|Bookshelf|

Roe v. Wade: The Untold Story of the Landmark Supreme Court Decision that Made Abortion Legal - Marian Faux From the back-alley clinics of illegal abortionists to the behind-the scenes deliberations of the Supreme Court [...]

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