August 31, 2014

Umbrella Man, Part Three

Spying Zeppelins and Fighter Plane Duels...a Fainting Leader and a Final Stand A third and final look at Neville Chamberlain and the Munich analogy. In part one, we've used WWI to 'beat up' on the Munich analogy, in part two we used the events of Munich itself. In Part Three, we hopefully show how the events of 1939 and 1940, including the post-Munich diplomacy and war and the Battle of Britain put Chamberlain's actions in context.

August 16, 2014

Umbrella Man, Part Two

The plane lands, and history is written. A look at Neville Chamberlain and he impact of the Munich Conference on American politics. Part Two of Three.

Umbrella Man, Part One - replay

For those who have not yet listened, as we release part two. Here's part one. A look at Neville Chamberlain and he impact of the Munich Conference on American politics. Part One of Three. Was two part but will be a three part.

August 2, 2014

Israel and the United States, Part 1 of 3 (a rerun from 2011)

Given the Israel-Gaza conflict, it's a great time to replay our cast from 2011 mostly discussing the 1967 war and events that led up to it. It looks at USA-Israel history . This cast, which is Part one of a three parter (thus a lot of topics untouched) also talks a bit about some comments Obama made in 2011 which appeared at the time to be resetting the relationship between Israel and the United States. This is a touchy topic and I hope most listeners will find my presentation objective, if an American point of view. Now, for the rest of the casts on this topic, Part Two and Part Three, you'll need to purchase the archive. You can do that at www.myhistorycanbeatupyourpolitics.com/archive.html