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Jun 25, 2018

We speak often of Democracy, but do we really know what it is?  We point to Athens as an example.  But what was Greek Democracy really like?  A conversation with Dr. Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Senior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, author of "Democracy: A Life."  

We look at democracy as it existed in...


Jun 17, 2018

What can history add to understanding the unconventional Presidency of Donald Trump?  What about his tweeting, that portrait of Andrew Jackson in the White House and the comparisons?  What are his reelection chances as of now, and how does the midterm look?  Bruce is joined by Ian Skotte, who will be helping with...


Jun 10, 2018

Taft fails in trying to lower tariffs, setting up his successor to do it.  In frustration, he walks away from the White House.  Meanwhile, his opponent, William Jennings Bryan, destroys the tariff in several populist arguments.  A look at Payne-Aldrich, the 1909 tariff bill that was as least as important as Smoot...


Jun 6, 2018

A generation defined by a technology that shook off the yoke of their parent's Civil War and took on the world, and took over the country by the turn of the century. This cast, which was previously recorded.  It is as he reveals, Bruce's own favorite cast that he recorded in the show's 12-year history.    Music from Lee...


Jun 3, 2018

Or so it seems these days.  Liberals, conservatives, anti-globalists, Fed haters, socialists, libertarians all have a bone to pick with him.  how much criticism does he deserve?   We speak with Patricia O'Toole, the author of 'The Moralist - Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made."We look at the politics of tariffs,...