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UNLOCKED: Myth of the Month 22: Culture

Unlocked after one year on Patreon for patrons only: What is "culture"? And how did a...

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Origins of the First World War, pt. 12 -- War Planning & Strategy

We examine the prophetic warnings from scholars and bureaucrats that a great-power war in the...

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Origins of the First World War, pt. 11 -- The 19th-Century Revolution in Warfare

The scale and horror of the First World War were possible only after the Nineteenth Century's...

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Article: "In the American Tempest: Democracy, Conspiracy, & Machine"

In 2022, I was asked to contribute to a symposium at Yale Law School on the question, "How...

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Teaser: "Origins of the First World War -- pt. 10: Japan"

A sample from, "Origins of the First World, pt. 10 -- Japan" To hear the entire...

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Audio track from video -- Red White & Royal Blue: A Historian's Analysis -- Intro

Audio track from my recent video -- "Red, White & Royal Blue: A Historian's Analysis --...

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UNLOCKED: The Great Archaeological Discoveries, pt. 6 -- Early Audio Recordings

Unlocked after 1 year for patrons only: In the second half of the nineteenth century, many of...

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Origins of the First World War, pt. 9 -- Great Britain

We consider the efforts of the British state, in the Victorian era and in the early 20th century,...

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2023 in Historical Context: Dividing the Harvest

In keeping with a Historiansplaining holiday tradition, we try to make sense of the various...

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Origins of the First World War, pt. 8 -- France

In the age of absolutism, France had towered over European life and politics -- the only nation...

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Myth of the Month 23: UFOs

The UFO has been called a "technological angel" and the central mythic symbol of the...

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Unlocked: History of US in 100 Objects #20 -- Silver Beaker with Devil and Pope Figures

Unlocked after one year for patrons only: A silver beaker engraved with figures of Satan, the...

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Origins of the First World War, pt. 7 -- Belgium & Luxembourg

Although more often remembered only as a bloody battleground, Belgium -- along with its smaller...

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TEASER: Origins of the First World War, pt. 6 -- Germany

In an extended lecture for patrons -- We consider the turbulent history and politics of the...

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Survey of Western Architecture, pt. 3 -- audio track

In the third installment of our Survey of Western Architecture, we will follow the rise of...

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Origins of the First World War, pt. 5 -- Russia

We examine the geography and history of Russia, from the origins of the Kievan Rus in the Early...

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UNLOCKED -- Myth of the Month 20: Conspiracy Theories

Where do conspiracy theories come from? Why do people believe them? What do they mean? Did the...

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Doorways in Time: The Great Archaeological Finds -- 7: The Antikythera Mechanism

A stunningly complex piece of mathematical craftsmanship, the world's earliest known analogue...

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