February 12, 2015

December 20, 2014

Common Sense: What Paine Said and its Legacy

A look at one of America's earliest blockbusters, the little book that changed American minds Common Sense, its author Thomas Paine, the impact it had at the time and what it might mean today. We also examine the creative differences Paine had with his printers, and how much it might have cost to advertise for a book in that time.

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.