One-Page U.S. History  

Prelude Video  A 500 year timeline provides some basics for the study of history.

War on Terror

US History

Political Book Summaries

War On Terror

Preface
U.S. Terror Episodes Since 1900

Terrorism Against the West 1975-2015
The Art of War

Conservative Brookings Institution Videos
50 Years: Legacies of the 1967 War 6 short videos
50-years-legacies-of-the-1967 short written reports
Podcast: The 1967 War 57 min podcast

Middle East History
The Basics
A Concise History of Christianity
40 Maps Explain the Middle East

Middle East Facts
The Middle East: the way it is and why
Middle East Conflict in 11 minute video

Iran 20th Century
Iraq 20th Century Iraq
Islamic Fundamentalist
Conflict
Jihad
Sunnis/Shiites at War 
War on Terror Cost for Europe

Modern Players
Concise History of Islamic State
Al-Qaeda
Militant Hamas Vs. Moderate Fatah
Afghanistan/Iraq Wars to Forget

Epilogue
Terrorism Against the West 1975-2015
Why Do They Hate Us?

Here's How the Longest War in US History Has Unfolded
 
Greater Israel Project from Ken O'keefe
More from Kenneth O'Keefe

 

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U.S. Government and Politics

The War Book Reviews
  Blackwater
The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army
Book  Reviews from the New York Times, Crooks and Liars, and The Economist

How jihad went freelance

 is a review of three recent books. Al-Qaeda has
evolved from a single group to an amorphous movement. Does that make
 it less dangerous or more so? Jan 31st
2008 of The Economics

Editor's Note: Anwar Sada's Assassination shortly after recognizing Israel is just one reason why peace in the Middle East is centuries away.
Travels with Walter, an Educator's Life
explores the genius behind these Free Internet Libraries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building U.S. Constitution   Constitutional History   Capitalism   Democratic Federalist Capitalist Republic 101  
US Political Economy Handbook    US Political Economy 1788-2016     Readings
    
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Book Summaries Presidential Courage      Thomas Jefferson     American Dynasty

 



The Flow of History

Don't Know Much About History 
Everything You Need To Know About  American History
But Never Learned
, by Kenneth C. Davis 6p

Turning Points in American History  
Over 400 Years Five 2-page parts

Presidential Courage Brave Leaders and
How They Changed America 1789-1989
by Michael Beschloss 8p

Our Leaders

Thomas Jefferson The Art of Power 2012 J. Meacham 8p

American Dynasty Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush, by Kevin Phillips, 6p See Welcome the Hackocracy, a look at Bush 2's appointments that made a difference.

Second Chance Three Presidents and the Crisis of America Superpower by Zbigniew Brzezinski, 6p summary,

Current Leaders Educational Advise

 Political Economy Book Reviews

Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century "Why We' re in a New Gilded Age" by Thomas Piketty 2014

The Shifts and Shock What We Learned from the Financial Crisis by Martin Wolf 9/11/14

Seven Bad Ideas How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World by Jeff Madrick Reviewed by Peter Richardson 2014

Hoodwinked  An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded--and What We Need to Do to Remake Them, by  John Perkins

Education and Income Inequality, chapter 21 The Age of Turbulence, Adventures in a New World, by Alan Greenspan  

"This Time Is Different" is a history of financial collapse from 1300 to the present.

"The Shock Doctrine: The evil of “Disaster Capitalism, a book report video was posted to the Crooks and Liars  blog on December 1, 2007

"Nickel and Dimed" On (Not) Getting By in America is a book written by Barbara Ehrenreich. Written from the perspective of the undercover journalist, ...

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism is critical and a good source of the twenty-three items 

Videos by Ha-Joon Chang
    Part I     Part II     Part III   

The Center Holds Obama and His Enemies
is "the thrilling story of one of the most momentous contests in American history, the Battle Royale between Obama and his enemies from the 2010 midterms through the 2013 inauguration." Video by Jonathan Alter, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economic History

Prelude: Modern Western Civilization Economic History

U.S. Economic History
U.S. Economic History Since 1900
Economics Course 
Macroeconomics Overview

Important Topics    
The Great Recession    
U S Banking    
American Unions   

Economics Exposed

Epilogue
Look Out the Window Economics

 

 
 
 

War and Politics

Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century. By Christian Caryl. Basic; 400 pages
argues that 1979 belongs to the select club of real turning-points: "years in which one era ended and another was born. 1917 proved to be a bloody dead end and 1848 proved to be, in A.J.P. Taylor’s phrase, “a turning-point in history when history failed to turn”. But others, such as 1789 (when France’s ancient régime collapsed) and 1517 (when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door), resound down the ages." Editors note: Was the liberalism of the 20th century coming to an end?

Free Trade Doesn't  Work by Ian Fletcher, adjunct fellow at the United States Business and Industry Council, and CPA' In his effective 267 pages of text, Ian Fletcher dissects and often demolishes fundamental teachings about the benefits and risks of trade and replaces them with evidence based updates.  He then recommends a practical alternative based on clear objectives.

Nemesis by Chalmers Johnson from Stephen Lendman of counter currents "Our democracy and way of life are now threatened because of our single-minded pursuit of empire with a well-entrenched militarism driving it that's become so powerful and pervasive it's now an uncontrollable state within the state."

How You Can Kill Al-Qaeda in Three Easy Steps review from  Boing Boing  
I just got done reading Howard Clark's new book "How You Can Kill Al-Qaeda (in Three Easy Steps). He's an ex-Marine and former Homeland Security adviser who says the way to win the war on terrorism is to help empower the mainstream Muslim community, who in recent years has been overshadowed in the public spotlight by fringe Al-Qaeda extremists. The whole idea of fighting terrorism with ideas and not weapons is definitely nothing new, but Clark's populist tone and foreign policy street cred was a refreshing perspective to have in the discussion. "Click on the link below in the next 30 minutes and I'll throw in this egg slicer absolutely free! Here's how to order!" Book's official site...  
One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy
In this CSPAN2 book interview,  Allison Stanger talks of her book which looks at the increasing use of private contractors by the U.S. government and argues that with proper oversight contractors can be valuable tools for carrying out our foreign policy.  Includes audience Q&A. 

Guns, Germs, and Steel -  the fates of human societies '...attempts to explain why Eurasian civilizations, as a whole, have survived and conquered others, while attempting to refute the belief that Eurasian hegemony is due to any form of Eurasian intellectual, moral, or inherent genetic superiority." 

The Limits of Power The End of American Exceptionalism, Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life. The Limits of Power Democracy Now interviews Andrew Bacevich, a conservative historian who spent twenty-three years serving in the US Army.