New documents show how the USSR’s eventual WWII allies France & Britain wanted to bomb Soviet oilfields before Hitler invasion

Moscow’s reluctant World War II allies France and Britain considered bombing the Soviet Union before Hitler’s Nazis invaded, newly declassified documents show. Their goal was to disrupt supplies of fuel from southern oilfields. … Read More >New documents show how the USSR’s eventual WWII allies France & Britain wanted to bomb Soviet oilfields before Hitler invasion

Soviet collapse taught Russians the danger of being a messianic superpower. Biden makes it clear America hasn’t learnt the lesson

Russia has none of the “messianic fervor” of Western states such as the US, its foreign minister said this week, as the nations’ leaders prepare to meet. No longer the Third Rome, Moscow is seeking a more modest role in the world. … Read More >Soviet collapse taught Russians the danger of being a messianic superpower. Biden makes it clear America hasn’t learnt the lesson

On Contact: Teaching of history as indoctrination

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the teaching of history as a form of indoctrination with Professor James W. Loewen. Loewen’s book is: Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. His new book, a memoir, is: Up a Creek, with a Paddle: Tales of Canoeing and Life. … Read More >On Contact: Teaching of history as indoctrination

Citing ‘history of colonialism,’ Yale hometown removes Columbus statue & renames school

New Haven, Connecticut, has removed a statue of Christopher Columbus from a city park, retitled a school previously named after the Italian explorer, and erased Columbus Day from the calendar, to appease the ‘migrant community.’ … Read More >Citing ‘history of colonialism,’ Yale hometown removes Columbus statue & renames school

AIDS, Spanish Flu, the PLAGUE? Just how deadly is the coronavirus compared to history’s WORST pandemics?

As the infection and mortality rates of the novel coronavirus continue to rise, people everywhere are growing increasingly concerned about the threat, but just how bad is the virus relative to past pandemics? … Read More >AIDS, Spanish Flu, the PLAGUE? Just how deadly is the coronavirus compared to history’s WORST pandemics?

Russia and the United States: The Forgotten History of a Brotherhood

“A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it”. – Frederick Douglass (former slave who would later become a great American statesman and diplomat) … Read More >Russia and the United States: The Forgotten History of a Brotherhood