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043 - I'm Not Allowed To Watch The News

Season 1, Ep. 43

As you surely know by now, I love history. I always have. If you do too, you know that studying history invariably leads to learning about politics.

 

It’s inescapable. The Greek city-states, the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, monarchies and religious wars, the Enlightenment that led to the establishment of constitutional democracies, the growth of superpowers.

 

Regionalism and factionalism and schisms and wars. If you study history, you’ve seen all this before.

 

This is one of the 257 reasons I’m not allowed to watch the news. I tend to rant, drawing historical parallels between today’s America and yesterday’s. It scares the dogs.

 

My wife said no more watching the news.

 

So the dogs and I started a new podcast, where I get to rant about all the things that bother me about 21st century politics. That’ll teach her.

 

For all you History’s Trainwrecks listeners, I’m putting out the first episode here. The rest will be available wherever you get your podcasts.

 

I hope you like it. And I hope we can find a way forward, politically-speaking.

 

Because if we’ve learned anything from history, it’s that situations like the ones we keep finding ourselves in do not end well.

 

Check out the first ever episode of I’m Not Allowed To Watch The News.

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