Sean's Blog

Thoughts on history and culture.

A cruel distortion of history: No, Hitler was not a leftist.

On the previous incarnation of this blog I published an article (which I will re-post again) about the history and implications of the wave of suicides in Germany in the spring of 1945, during the...

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What a nightmare sounds like: the Jonestown "Death Tape."

Today is a very grim anniversary. Forty years ago today, on November 18, 1978, nearly a thousand members of a religious group called the People's Temple, most of them Americans, died in a...

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Fool’s Gold: why there’s no treasure in the Oak Island “Money Pit.” [Part IV] (UPDATED!)

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This article, originally published in August 2017, has been updated in November 2018. Scroll to the end for the update.

This is the fourth and...

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Fool’s Gold: why there’s no treasure in the Oak Island “Money Pit.” [Part III]

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This article is third in a series on the mysterious “treasure pit” of Oak Island, Nova Scotia, where people have been conducting...

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Fool’s Gold: why there’s no treasure in the Oak Island “Money Pit.” [Part II]

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This is Part II of my series of articles on Oak Island, a small island in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, where people have believed fervently...

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Fool’s Gold: why there’s no treasure in the Oak Island “Money Pit.” [Part I]

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For a long time now, I’ve wanted to do a series of articles about one of the greatest and most fun historical mysteries of all time: the famed...

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Sunn Classic Pictures: how a rogue movie studio introduced America to fake history.

At the end of the 1970s--I was about seven years old--our family was one of the earliest in our area to get cable TV. Cable was quite a luxury in 1979, and it worked very differently than it does...

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