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Syndication

Dan Breaks down Fascism.

Direct download: Facist_Politics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:31am CDT

In this episode Dan dives into Fascist Economics and really.....what are they? Pulling out some old papers help to understand the problem from when it happened.

Direct download: Facist_Economics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm CDT

In this podcast Daniel discusses the famous book "Clash of Civilizations" by Samuel Huntington.

Direct download: 2._Huntingtons_History.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm CDT

What won the Cold War? The traditional narrative is that free markets and capitalism won the war for America over the Soviet Union who could not match the US buck for buck in military spending. Furthermore, the civilian economy produced so much awesome stuff that the civilian population of Russia didn't really have a choice. It had been beat by capitalism and shruggingly admitted defeat and joined the West....kinda.

This is the story we all know and love, but in reality it wasn't such a simple struggle of East vs. West or Capitalism vs Centrally Organized Communism. Confused? Let me give you and example: who built the atomic bomb? Well, the US built it, but was this the product of capitalists coming together to produce a good that was driven by the market forces of supply and demand? No, it was the product of a centrally organized top-down military project designed to help the nation win a war. 

This and other things are what Dan discusses in the next series of episodes. 

Direct download: 1._Capitalism_and_Communism.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:49pm CDT

Today I am blessed once again for the second time with one of my professors coming on the show and talking about what he loves. In this case it's Professor McNamara at the University of Minnesota who studies Mexican History with an emphasis on the life of Porfirio Diaz, one of Mexico's Presidents.

Direct download: Professor_McNamara_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm CDT

In the end it was military might that brought up the Carolingian Empire. What brought it down was political division and a lack of strong leadership.

Direct download: 5._All_Good_Things_Must_End.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm CDT

The Western Phalanx is the King of the battlefield in the West. Why is this so?

Direct download: 4._The_Western_Phalanx.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09pm CDT

In  this episode Daniel goes into the "myth" of cavalry in the early middle ages.

Direct download: 3._The_Cavalry_Myth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08pm CDT

In this episode Dan gives a good couple battles and talks about the question of "the decisive battle".

Direct download: 2._Decisive_Battle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45pm CDT

In this episode Dan discusses the importance of siege tactics

Direct download: Sieges_and_Ladders.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:55am CDT