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Departures with Robert Amsterdam

Feb 24, 2021

It may be hard for many of our listeners to believe, but once upon a time US foreign policy could offer glimmers of astonishing humanitarianism, which was the case over the epic career of Robert (Bob) Gersony.

While other literary references have framed the actors leading US foreign interventions as "quiet" or "ugly,"...

Feb 12, 2021

Since the United States touched base in the Philippines in 1898, the relationship between the Philippines and the U.S. has endured with war and military service forging a continuing but contentious relationship between the two countries. But has it been a productive relationship for both members?

While Filipinos have...

Feb 5, 2021

It is easy to get very comfortable with our surface-level understanding of history. Most of the time it is generally consistent with the facts, except when it isn't.

When it comes to how we regard the notorious regime of Josef Stalin and this particular period of Russian history, there are more than a few areas which...