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Thoughts on history and culture.

A salute to Michael Collins: the guy who didn't walk on the Moon.

As I'm sure you're aware with all the commemorations, today is the 50th anniversary of the landing of Apollo 11 on the Moon, arguably one of the finest achievements in human history. I'm sure...

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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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