The Dangerous History Podcast
About This Show
The Dangerous History Podcast covers the history that the Establishment would rather you NOT know, helping you learn the past so you can understand the present and prepare for the future.
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Ep. 0155: A Modern-Day Grunt's Perspective, Part 1
7 days ago
This episode is part 1 of CJ's discussions with a longtime DHP listener & US Army veteran of the Iraq and Afghan Wars, a guy who goes by "BT" on the internet. Not only does BT himself have a lot of personal experiences in these conflicts, he's also done a lot of research about these wars and related issues. These conversations will cover BT's experiences in those wars, and the effects of those experiences, which he's still dealing with today. Along the way, we'll also cover the history of these conflicts, and a variety of related issues.Join CJ & BT as they discuss:The 9/11 attacks, the propaganda that followed it, and the effects on people regarding enlisting in the militaryThe origins of the 2003 Iraq War, including some of the problems with the Bush administration's justifications for warThe invasion of Iraq, and the mounting problems as the invasion turned into an occupation, with a special focus on the city of MosulThe beginning of BT's time in the Army, starting in 2005, and the training he went through (and the many shortcomings of that training) prior to deploying to IraqSupport the Dangerous History Podcast via PatreonExternal LinksBT's blog, The Warrior PhilosopherA Russ Baker article about George W. Bush talking about war against Iraq all the way back during the 2000 campaignMichael Huemer's 2012 Ted Talk, "The Irrationality of Politics"
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