Tag: Historian

The Holodomor – the Communists’ Holocaust | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 3 of 4

You’ve made your plans, and executed them. Your big plans to industrialize your workers and collectivize your farms. But things go against you- your internal policies work against you, your external policies work against you, nature works against you until your agricultural plans have resulted in famine. And what do you do then? You make it worse- you make it...

The End of Polish Democracy – Pilsudski and the Sanacja Regime | BETWEEN 2 WARS | 1935 Part 2 of 4

Hitler will call it “a so-called state lacking every national, historical, historical, cultural and moral foundation.” Molotov will call it “the monstrous bastard of the Peace of Versailles”. Keynes will call it “an economic impossibility whose only industry is Jew-baiting”. Others will call it “a farce” or “pathological” or “a historical failure”. The country these people are all talking about...

Rise of Evil – From Populism to Fascism | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 4 of 4

When you think of Fascism before World War Two, you mostly think of Germany and Italy, perhaps Spain. But that’s not quite right, in the 1920s and 1930s Fascism was fashionable, and almost created a global Fascist surge. Welcome to Between-2-Wars a chronological summary of the interwar years, covering all facets of life, the uncertainty, hedonism, and euphoria, and ultimately...

Author Jared Diamond on the ‘breakdown’ of American democracy

JUDY WOODRUFF: Award-winning writer and historian Jared Diamond has spent his career studying the rise and fall of civilizations. In his latest book, he examines major geopolitical events of the recent past, looking for lessons that may help navigate an uncertain future. William Brangham recently sat down with Diamond to talk about it for our latest installment of the “NewsHour”...

Democracy in Black and White – Eddie Glaude | The Open Mind

HEFFNER: I’m Alexander Heffner, your host on The Open Mind. Democracy in Black. That’s the title of Princeton University Professor Eddie Glaude’s important exploration of how race enslaves the American soul. Chair of the Department for African-American studies, Glaude argues that racial inequality is institutionalized within the present democratic rule. One democracy for blacks, one for everyone else. We exchanged...