Most American believe that our system provides better guarantees of liberty and protection from tyrannical government. History shatters that illusion.
Prof Forte discusses the progressive movement, one of the two poles on the great reform engine of US politics.
Summary: James Bowman reviews Darkest Hour, a powerful film about May and June 1940, the beginning of Britain's finest hours (Churchill's phrase; he never called them the "darkest hours"). It shows the willingness of many Brits to negotiate with Hitler, Churchill's adamant leadership -- which kept Britain in the war -- and has an important message … Continue reading James Bowman: why Americans should see “Darkest Hour”
Summary: Here is an eerily accurate assessment of the feminist revolution as seen by a historian writing 200 years in the future. "The more things change, the more they stay the same. --- Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr in Les Guêpes (a satiric journal), January 1849. Future historians will look at our time and see only the feminist revolution, technological … Continue reading A historian’s disturbing news about the feminist revolution
Summary: Martin Luther King Jr's courage and leadership can inspire us today, recalling us to our core beliefs, Here we look at one aspect of his work, which in its totality puts him among our greatest leaders. Now more than ever we need his counsel. "We are here this evening because we're tired now. And I … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. warns us about political violence