The Dangerous History Podcast
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Learn the Past/Understand the Present/Prepare for the Future.
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Ep. 0138: Free State of Jones: A Dangerous History Movie Review
In this episode of the Dangerous History Podcast, we take a look at another film set in the American Civil War: the 2016 film Free State of Jones, directed by Gary Ross and starring Matthew McConaughey. This film tells the story of Confederate deserter Newton Knight, who led an insurgent force composed of escaped slaves and Confederate […]
Rated 5 out of
A modern, entertaining,refreshing look at history
Prof. CJ's a historian with an edge.
CJ specializes in American history from a Libertarian perspective, an angle far too rare in academia. His episodes range through the full range of America's past, but unlike the history most of us were taught in school CJ tells the story without leaving out all of the "dark facts,"
He has several running themes, the Dangerous History Podcast (DHP) Heroes and DHP Villains, talking about people who were important and helped shape the world we live in, but whom you may never have heard of (and certainly didn't hear of in school).
I could go on and on, but just give it a listen. I suggest, if you want a really good introduction to CJ's approach, to start with the episode "DHP Hero: Lysander Spooner"
Give it a listen!
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 5 out of
Superb, entertaining, informative and PRINCIPLED
Prof CJ does a great job taking the listener through the pages of history. While many of the podcasts are on US history with an American focus, the Profs objective and principled explanations of the events and people is both refreshing and sadly rare.
Many in history tend to use their knowledge and position as a pulpit by which to espouse ideological or nationalistic virtues. To omit what is needed and to over dress those magical events so as to help convey the mythic status of people in history, whether a hero or villain.
Prof CJ does not do this. Instead he depicts history as it really is, living. Though the prof makes no excuses for his anarchic-libertarian world view he does not use this to discolour his lectures and instead invites the listener to formulate their own opinions based upon the events and figures that he is covering. Thus making his podcast quite dangerous for those who have a faith based perspective of history.
Must listen for those history and philosophy buffs !
Date published: 2017-02-18