Dec 20, 2018
In 1928, Huey Long was riding high. He'd beaten all opposition and achieved the second step in his life-plan. Get elected to minor public office, check. Get elected to the Governorship, check. There's little doubt given everything we know about him that he was already angling for a seat in the Senate - although in his...
Dec 6, 2018
Huey Long pulled a man aside once, and, conspiratorially, explained his plans for 1924.
"I'm gonna run for governer, and let me tell you how I'm going to win. In every parish, there is a boss, usually the sheriff. He has 40% of the votes, 40% are opposed to him, and the other 20% are in-betweens. I'm going to go into...
Nov 22, 2018
Imagine, for a moment, that there was a politician in the United States very unlike the others. One who was willing to promise all things to all people, who had no qualms about changing his position on a daily basis. One who viciously attacked the establishment, made personal attacks on his opponents and gave them...
Nov 4, 2018
In 1953, in a final convulsion of paranoid violence, Stalin
suffered a massive stroke. As his underlings jockeyed and vied for
position, alternating between their lust for power and fear that
the man who had dominated their lives for decades might recover, he
passed from the world's stage.
In this episode, we will...
Oct 24, 2018
As we bring our series on Stalin to its conclusion, I'm posting
the full and unedited interview with Simon Ings, author of Stalin
and the Scientists, about Stalin's impact on the sciences.
This originally appeared on the www.physicspodcast.com Physical Attraction feed - so on the off-chance that there's someone...