State of the Podcast

I’ll be doing a state of the podcast update at the end of season 1, which is fast approaching. However, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts now via the blog. I’m hoping that, for season 2, I can release an episode twice a month, once on the first and then a second episode…

Season 2

Okay, I’ve been thinking a lot about the show and how to improve it. I’ll be doing a special show update episode in the near future. But for now I can tell you that I’ve decided to not go through American history in chronological order. Instead, each season will be topical. So season 1 is…

The Decline of the American Economy

I’ve been thinking a lot about the American economy lately, and by lately I mean the last decade. I’m no economist, but I do read a lot on economics and what I’ve come to realize is just how long the actual decline has been going on. A few years ago the US Government reported that,…

The Folly of American Foreign Policy in post WWII Era

I’ve recently finished Stephen Kinzer’s magnificent book,¬†All the Shah’s Men, and if you’ve never read this book, you really ought to go out and get a copy. It’s a very fast and interesting read through the history of British and American meddling in the domestic affairs of Iran. To make a long story short, the…