Bolshevik Revolution 100th Anniversary Thoughts

Bolshevik Revolution 100th Anniversary Thoughts The Bolshevik Revolution is to political change, what nuclear weapons are to warfare: the ultimate deterrent. The question on this 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution is what happens to…

How Media Obscures Our Understanding of History

How Media Obscures Our Understanding of History Media obscures history. Not intentionally, but the effect of looking at images without a deeper understanding of the context in which the images were created will keep the…

Catalonia, Kurdistan: What Is A Nation?

What is a Nation? Referendums in Iraqi Kurdistan and Catalonia raise the question “What Is a Nation?” What is a nation? What is a nation-state? Is it the same as a country? Are a people,…

Berkeley 1969: High Point Of The Revolution

Berkeley: High Point Of The Revolution This episode of FRDH is about Berkeley and the high point of the revolution of the 1960’s as host Michael Goldfarb remembers it. Revolution is a romantic word and…

When Jews Met the Blues

When Jews Met the Blues When Jews met African-Americans in the early part of the 20th century the collision created American popular music. Both groups were immigrants to the great cities of America’s north –…

Mind of the South

Mind of the South If you want to know America, you have to understand the Mind of the South. If you want to understand the dynamics that drove events towards the Charlottesville Outrage, you have…