7. Interesting Stuff
A Very Brief U.S. Political History Political Eras and Important Events 1p
20th Century U.S. Decade Ranking Which Decade Was Best, Worst? 1p
20th Century Decade Evaluation Interaction of Politics and Economics 4p
Presidential Politics Party Politics & Presidential Elections 1788-2012 5p
Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989
Turning Points in American History cove 400 years 10p
The Art of
Three Presidents and the Crisis of America Superpower
Don't Know Much About History
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The Shifts and Shock What We Learned from the Financial Crisis
Seven Bad Ideas How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World by Jeff Madrick Reviewed by Peter Richardson 2014
Hoodwinked An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded--and What We Need to Do to Remake Them, by John Perkins
"The Shock Doctrine: The evil of “Disaster Capitalism”, a book report video was posted to the Crooks and Liars blog on December 1, 2007
"Nickel and Dimed" On (Not) Getting By in America is a book written by Barbara Ehrenreich. Written from the perspective of the undercover journalist, ...is critical and a good source of the twenty-three items
A Brief History of US Banking is a brief chronology.
5. War on Terror
U.S. Terror Episodes Since 1900
Terrorism Against the West
Podcast: The 1967 War
57 min podcast
Prelude U.S. Terror Episodes Since 1900
Epilogue Terrorism Against the West 1975-2015
Podcast: The 1967 War 57 min podcast
6. The War Book Reviews
Blackwater The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army Book Reviews from the New York Times, Crooks and Liars, and The Economist
How jihad went freelance is a review of three recent books. Al-Qaeda has evolved from a single group to an amorphous movement. Does that make it less dangerous or more so? Jan 31st 2008 of The Economist.
The Center Holds Obama and His Enemies is "the thrilling story of one of the most momentous contests in American history, the Battle Royale between Obama and his enemies from the 2010 midterms through the 2013 inauguration." Video by Jonathan Alter, 2013
Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century. By Christian Caryl. Basic; 400 pages argues that 1979 belongs to the select club of real turning-points: "years in which one era ended and another was born. 1917 proved to be a bloody dead end and 1848 proved to be, in A.J.P. Taylor’s phrase, “a turning-point in history when history failed to turn”. But others, such as 1789 (when France’s ancient régime collapsed) and 1517 (when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door), resound down the ages." Editors note: Was the liberalism of the 20th century coming to an end?
Free Trade Doesn't Work by Ian Fletcher, adjunct fellow at the United States Business and Industry Council, and CPA' In his effective 267 pages of text, Ian Fletcher dissects and often demolishes fundamental teachings about the benefits and risks of trade and replaces them with evidence based updates. He then recommends a practical alternative based on clear objectives.Our democracy and way of life are now threatened because of our single-minded pursuit of empire with a well-entrenched militarism driving it that's become so powerful and pervasive it's now an uncontrollable state within the state."
How You Can Kill Al-Qaeda in Three Easy Steps
review from Boing Boing
One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy In this CSPAN2 book interview, Allison Stanger talks of her book which looks at the increasing use of private contractors by the U.S. government and argues that with proper oversight contractors can be valuable tools for carrying out our foreign policy. Includes audience Q&A.
U.S. Education Vs. Germany and Britain, Our Biggest Value Added
Guns, Germs, and Steel - the fates of human societies '...attempts to explain why Eurasian civilizations, as a whole, have survived and conquered others, while attempting to refute the belief that Eurasian hegemony is due to any form of Eurasian intellectual, moral, or inherent genetic superiority."
The Limits of Power The End of American Exceptionalism, Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life. The Limits of Power Democracy Now interviews Andrew Bacevich, a conservative historian who spent twenty-three years serving in the US Army.
author/editor Walter Antoniotti
with Walter, an Educator's Life