June 2021

“Nazi” “Socialist”: What’s in a Name?

By |2021-06-08T11:57:47-04:00June 8th, 2021|Myths|

Marjorie Taylor Greene has brought up the Nazi-Socialist thing to defame certain left-wing American politicians in 2021. Obviously, she doesn't know history. But why was Hitler’s fascist party named the “National-Socialist German Workers' [...]

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Newt Gingrich and the Burning Down of American Politics

By |2021-06-01T10:52:18-04:00June 1st, 2021|Myths|

There’s so much talk these days about the radicalism of the Republican Party. Politics has often been nasty in American history, but when did this particular style of Republican extremism start? Professor Julian [...]

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May 2021

Evangelical Influence on Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Relations

By |2021-05-19T09:34:11-04:00May 19th, 2021|Myths|

Dr. Lauren Turek gives us the history of American Christian evangelical influence on foreign affairs, as well as their direct efforts to change American foreign policy. It’s all so much deeper and more [...]

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Ronald Reagan “Most Terrifying Words – ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” Quote or No Quote?

By |2021-05-14T09:26:59-04:00May 14th, 2021|Myths|

At a press conference on August 12th, 1986, US President Ronald Reagan said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” So [...]

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Otto and Elise Hampel: “Ordinary” Resisters to Hitler’s Regime

By |2021-05-11T12:12:54-04:00May 11th, 2021|Myths|

Otto and Elise Hampel were a working-class German couple who wrote postcards denouncing Hitler's government and left them in public places around Berlin during World War II. Professor Philip Nash explains their significance [...]

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The Historical Novels of Anna Lee Huber – Fiction Friday!

By |2021-05-07T18:51:08-04:00May 7th, 2021|Myths|

Historical novelist Anna Lee Huber gives us a glimpse of what it's like to be a historical novelist. She discusses her famous Verity Kent series (set in Britain during the WWI period) and [...]

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April 2021

Dinner in Camelot: When Art, Literature, and Science Mattered in the United States

By |2021-04-27T10:02:32-04:00April 27th, 2021|Myths|

Joseph Esposito tells us about “the night America’s greatest scientist, writers, and scholars partied at the White House in April 1962. Listen to us discuss this glittering event, including the untold stories of controversy, protest, [...]

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Immigration and “The Deportation Machine” in the United States

By |2021-04-10T14:21:36-04:00April 10th, 2021|Myths|

Professor Adam Goodman explains the unknown history of deportation and the fear that shapes immigrants' lives in the modern United States. He explains how federal, state, and local officials have targeted various groups for expulsion, [...]

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