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Liberal Arts, Again

1/15/2018
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I’ve been saying, for longer than it was exactly true, that everything’s bad and it’s only getting worse. The world’s come around to my point of view though, and at least in the US, almost a year out now from the inauguration, it certainly seems to be going that way. The President’s interviews, when anybody … Continue reading Liberal Arts, Again →

Duration: 00:33:07


SFD Short—Maintenance

1/9/2018
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Well, my face isn’t totally unstuffed-up yet, but I think the nasal quality has dropped out enough to record, and I want my shows to hit the top of the week again. Check out our Patreon! Talk to me on Twitter! This is the Isaiah Berlin essay And this right here is the last chapter … Continue reading SFD Short—Maintenance →

Duration: 00:27:19


Announcement 1.8.18

1/8/2018
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I’m sick, basically, and my voice is gross. Show’ll be out as soon as I can speak again.

Duration: 00:01:05


SFD Short—Grand Theories

7/24/2017
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Well, like I can’t remember if but might have said last week, we’re back from hiatus and onto regular production again, which means a show for you this Monday. It’s kind of an experimental one today, with a whole lot of half baked but interesting thoughts and an intermediate but definitely no final or satisfying … Continue reading SFD Short—Grand Theories →

Duration: 00:24:00


Iran V: The White Revolution

7/18/2017
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Here we are, the absolute last episode (I promise) before we get to the Iranian Revolution and, I think, the Iran-Iraq War. In this episode, we’re covering the Shah’s White Revolution, the new liberal, socialist Shi’ite theologians like Shariati, and the dark reign of SAVAK in 1960s and 1970s Iran, along with the Shah’s famous … Continue reading Iran V: The White Revolution →

Duration: 01:36:58


SFD Short—Storming and Norming

6/28/2017
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Hey folks, I know I’m running a little late on the next Iran show, but with some law school stuff, a family reunion, and a neat little piece I’m putting together on Ancient Aliens for The Awl all done by the end of this week, I should have that out soon. In the meantime though, we’ve … Continue reading SFD Short—Storming and Norming →

Duration: 00:24:23


Conversation with Rob Morris—Iran v Saudi Arabia: Backing the Wrong Horse

6/18/2017
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Hey folks, does just about what it says on the box. We’re having another conversation with Robert Morris of the More Freedom Foundation, a YouTube Channel (and a website) dedicated, at the moment, to exploring and exposing the toxic relationship the West has with Saudi Arabia and its poisonous effect on world Islam. It’s a … Continue reading Conversation with Rob Morris—Iran v Saudi Arabia: Backing the Wrong Horse →

Duration: 01:33:58


Alternate Realities

5/29/2017
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“Well, now that we have seen each other,” said the Unicorn, “if you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you.” —Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass Another SFD short brought to you already by SFD. I’m going to be starting up a Patreon, probably sometime next week, and when I do, for the first thirty days, signing … Continue reading Alternate Realities →

Duration: 00:22:25


Iran IV: America’s Dictator

5/22/2017
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Hey folks. We’re getting on with it, but research and length got away from me again, and it’ll be another episode before we’re edging up towards Revolution. For now, though, we’ve got the reign of the Shah. Here’s our boy at his coronation in ’67 with the incredibly British commentary that Pathé apparently monopolized: The … Continue reading Iran IV: America’s Dictator →

Duration: 01:25:46


Conversation with Robert Morris of the More Freedom Foundation

5/18/2017
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I’ve been telling you folks about and pitching you on Rob Morris, who runs the More Freedom Foundation and its YouTube channel, for a couple of weeks now. Well, we got together yesterday and sat down to talk about his new essay and video series, Everybody’s Lying About Islam, along with Iran and Mexico and a … Continue reading Conversation with Robert Morris of the More Freedom Foundation →

Duration: 01:52:24


SFD Short—Liberal Arts

5/16/2017
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This is the fourth short, adapted from something I wrote way back in the day when I was still fighting the good fight. I told you folks last week that I’d be having a talk with Robert Morris of the More Freedom Foundation on YouTube Live this week. Well, turns out my internet here in … Continue reading SFD Short—Liberal Arts →

Duration: 00:20:34


SFD Short—Forgetfulness

5/8/2017
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This is the third short and the first entirely new one, although I’ll get it typed up and post it like any other blog and then link it here sometime this week. The big news this time though is that sometime next week I’ll be having a long conversation with a guy named Robert Morris … Continue reading SFD Short—Forgetfulness →

Duration: 00:25:11


SFD Short—Looking at History from the Outside

5/2/2017
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The next one of these, I think, or the next two (who knows!) will be totally new, but this one, like the last one, does what it says. New intro on this one, but I might shorten it up, given that the eps are shorter. Let me know how you guys are liking (or hating) … Continue reading SFD Short—Looking at History from the Outside →

Duration: 00:17:26


SFD Short—Historical Optimism

4/11/2017
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Hey folks, does what it says on the box. It looks like I might end up in law school this fall, so there’s a fair chance the show is winding down. But I’m going to fill up the interim with episodes, and to that end, I’ll be taking some of the stuff I’ve written (that … Continue reading SFD Short—Historical Optimism →

Duration: 00:12:05


Iran III: Guns of August

4/3/2017
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Well, we finally made it. I thought I’d blow from the ancient Persian Empire straight through to the plot of Persepolis in one episode, but just like with Guatemala, things got away from me. This time, though, we’re getting to the coup in August 1953 and looking forward to its consequences as they echo down through Iranian … Continue reading Iran III: Guns of August →

Duration: 01:20:00


Iran II: Nationalization

3/9/2017
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Here we are at Episode 7. Like I say in the cast, I thought we’d get farther down the road with this one, but podcasts are long and history’s longer, and we’ll have to wait until Episode 8 to get all the way to the coup. In the meanwhile, though, we’ve got the rise … Continue reading Iran II: Nationalization →

Duration: 01:07:01


Iran I: Take Up the Burden

2/12/2017
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Hey everybody, we’re back from hiatus. I spent the fall studying for the LSAT and applying to law schools and scrounging enough cash to stay alive, so the show kind of fell by the wayside. That’s over with now, though, and this next series is set to come out pretty regular. We’re turning to Iran … Continue reading Iran I: Take Up the Burden →

Duration: 01:14:14


Aftermath Part IV

10/14/2016
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Hey guys. Welcome to the fifth episode of Safe for Democracy, the podcast about the foreign policy disasters of the United States in the 20th century. This is the fourth part of a series exploring the violent aftermath of the US-backed coup against Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala in 1954, which was itself the subject of the first … Continue reading Aftermath Part IV →

Duration: 02:09:19


Aftermath Part III

9/16/2016
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Hey everybody, and welcome to the fourth episode of Safe for Democracy, the podcast about the foreign policy disasters of the United States in the 20th century. This is the third part of a series exploring the violent aftermath of the US-backed coup against Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala in 1954. If you’re just now coming … Continue reading Aftermath Part III →

Duration: 01:07:45


Aftermath Part II

8/27/2016
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Hi, and welcome to the third episode of Safe for Democracy. Which is the second part of the Aftermath, which, in four shows, is the second part of our overarching series on Guatemala. Simple. Last time we worked our way from the coup against Jacobo Arbenz in 1954 through the repressive regimes of Carlos … Continue reading Aftermath Part II →

Duration: 01:02:33

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