Day of Deceit – The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor

“December 7th, 1941 – a day which will live in infamy.” So said President Franklin Roosevelt in his speech to Congress in asking for a declaration of war against Japan, citing the attack on Pearl Harbor in which over 2,000 Americans were killed. Framing the event as an unprovoked attack on American soil, FDR led…

The Mormon Question – Destiny and Faith

Depending on whom you ask, the Mormon Church and the people that form their membership is either a fringe group on the edge of the American frontier and the Christian theological tradition, or a successful if unique people that have managed to become a regular part of American society. But what is rarely in dispute…

2019 – Year in Review

If 2019 could be summed up in a single phrase, it might be the year that conspiracy theories became mainstream. With the very public arrest of Wikileaks’s founder Julian Assange and the still unexplained burning of the world’s most well known Cathedral in Notre Dame, things came to a head when convicted sex offender Jeffrey…

Metal Gear – Legacy of the Patriots

Created in 1987, Konami’s Metal Gear series not only developed a new genre of video game with its incorporation of ‘tactics’ and ‘espionage’, it arguably transcended the entire video game category in its later iterations into the art, film and soap opera genres. Touching upon the human themes of duty, honor, and loyalty with the…

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

As the winter months set in, nature becomes a cruel reminder of one’s mortality. As maritime traditions go, navigating the waters of the Great Lakes was always a treacherous one, combining extreme cold, enormous size, and gale-force winds that could reach hurricane force. On November 10th, 1975, nearby ships and shore radio stations lost contact…

The Russian Revolution and its Consequences – Dr. Matthew Rafael Johnson

Doctor Matthew Rafael Johnson, noted scholar on Russian history, Orthodoxy, and its relationship with the modern world joins us today to discuss the origins of the October Revolution, it geopolitical ramifications, and the parallels of the Soviet Empire with the modern day American one. In his own words, “Professor Johnson’s academic work is dedicated to…

Bell Labs – The Idea Factory

Innovation is a difficult thing to measure. But when the list of scientific, industrial, and commercial breakthroughs is as long as those credited to Bell Labs, one must recognize the truly groundbreaking run at the claim to have been, for a period arguably spanning at least 20 to 30 years, the most consistently innovative research…

The Amish – Living Plain

Something is rotten in Denmark. In an age of near-instantaneous access to place and substance, and an over-abundance of people sharing their amazing experiences with it, people in America report being less happy, taking longer to form families, and an overall feeling that something is wrong. By contrast, the Amish, living on the very same…

Winter of Discontent – 1978-79 Britain

In the winter of 1978-79 in Britain, strikes crippled the entire country, stopping food deliveries, medical services, and even proper burial of the dead. The recently elected prime minister Margaret Thatcher stated, “We’ve seen picketing that threatens to bring the country to its knees—emptying our shops, endangering our farms, closing our factories, taking our jobs….

Octopus PROMIS – The Conspiracy Against INSLAW and the Murders to Cover It Up

Understanding the full extent of corruption in the United States government is something even legal scholars struggle with. But int the 1980s and early 1990s, Herculean efforts were made in the days before the internet to follow leads and conduct investigative journalism on nefarious activity by agencies such as the CIA by reporters including Gary…

Stuka Pilot – Hans-Ulrich Rudel

As a pilot, the profession brings one above the rest as a matter of course. As a military pilot, flying brings one into danger as a matter of duty. As a man, Hans-Ulrich Rudel rose above all others, certainly in the context of World War II and within the German Military. Flying over 2,000 missions…