October 2020

October Surprises in US Presidential Elections

By |2020-10-22T10:54:40-04:00October 22nd, 2020|Myths|

There seem to have been a lot of October Surprises in American Presidential elections since the 1940s. And there have been different types of October Surprises, for different reasons, and with different motivations. But have [...]

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September 2020

Mark Twain: “A Lie Can Travel Halfway Around the World Before the Truth Puts On its Shoes” – Quote or No Quote?

By |2020-09-30T11:35:29-04:00September 30th, 2020|Myths|

Like all good and sentient Americans, I have been reading Dr. Heather Cox Richardson’s “Letters from an American,” and watching her Facebook Live and YouTube “History and Politics” talks, where she ties current events to [...]

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Churchill’s Wartime Speeches: the Untold Story

By |2020-09-29T16:18:19-04:00September 29th, 2020|Myths|

Professor Richard Toye explains the background and context of Winston Churchill's famous World War II speeches, from how they were written, to how they were delivered, to how the public reacted. It's the "untold story"! [...]

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Babe Didrikson Zaharias – Woman Crush Wednesday!

By |2020-09-23T12:30:35-04:00September 23rd, 2020|Myths|

One of the greatest athletes of all time, Babe Didrikson Zaharias has been somewhat forgotten in the 21st Century. An Olympic gold medalist, she excelled in track and field, basketball, baseball, and golf throughout her [...]

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Churchill Myths in Film and Television

By |2020-09-21T23:27:46-04:00September 21st, 2020|Myths|

Professor Steven Fielding explains Churchill myths in film and television from Mission to Moscow (1943) to Darkest Hour (2017), and everything in between! The new book, “The Churchill Myths” is available on the Buzzkill Bookshelf. [...]

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Churchill, Boris Johnson, and Brexit

By |2020-09-15T11:31:36-04:00September 15th, 2020|Myths|

Professor Bill Schwartz explains the relationship between Churchill worship, Brexit, and Boris Johnson’s rise to the office of Prime Minister. This crucial episode also explains how “wartime nostalgia continues to work in conjunction with the [...]

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Militias and the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution

By |2020-09-12T11:20:32-04:00September 12th, 2020|Myths|

Debates about the 2nd Amendment (“right to bear arms”) to the US Constitution never seem to address the 18th century meanings and importance of “militias” (included in the amendment’s first clause). Professor Noah Shusterman explains [...]

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