My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

by Bruce Carlson · · · · 41 subscribers

Since 2006, bringing historical context to the politics of today. TV pundits discuss politics in a vacuum. Cable news tells you everything is 'breaking news' but in most cases, events have long roots in history. In this podcast, we smash and bash the politics of today with a healthy dose of history

Separating truth from lore about what is perhaps the most important moment of American Independence, along with authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. A very different Valley Forge emerges than the one in the textbooks. An integrated army of lower middle class soldiers, along with immigrants and Indians suffering tragic conditions, avoidable deaths and disease. Only Washington's leadership and the arrival of a foreign drillmaster saves the United States. As Clavin and Drury indicate while food was scarce, politics, not snow, bore the blame. Also how Valley Forge leads to an American near-victory. And how veterans were treated then and ...

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