Podcast #261: Why Thaddeus Russell Got Fired From Teaching American History


Another eye-opening discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Thaddeus tells the story of his paths into and out of socialism and Columbia University.

Look Closer:
Thaddeus Russell's Site - www.thaddeusrussell.com
Thaddeus On Stossel - http://youtu.be/xpelVE7trK0
ReasonTV: What Happened to the Antiwar Movement? - youtu.be/N_VHEts3fqk
Why I Got Fired From Teaching American History - www.huffingtonpost.com/thaddeus-russell/fired-teaching-american-history_b_767172.html

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  1. I love this guy. Thanks for introducing me to him.

  2. Show with Thaddeus Russel is great. I listened [audiobook] to his Renegade History months ago. Sooo much info, as well as several of your School Sucks podcasts.
    Curious though, … when the “light” is going to click on in both of your heads as to the philosophical side of evolution, which coincides with the liberal/progressive/socialist movement in terms of the value of humanity, [euginics, sterilization, euthenasia, master race theology] of that era, and what has transmuted to today, even so far as abortion.
    I can’t remember, but I don’t recall when either of you have “connected the dots.”

    • Perhaps I’m not quite following your train of thought but Brett has definitely spoken about the connection between eugenics, etc. and the progressive ideology – at some length. Perhaps, in my mind, I’m crediting Brett with some of Richard Grove’s productions on the subject but Brett has certainly covered it.

      Looking forward to more collaboration with Thaddeus Russel.

    • Thanks Paulie. If you have some specific questions I could ask Thaddeus in order to broach these subjects, please put them here. I second what Andrew said; we have definitely made these things explicit, but Richard and T&H have definitely done so with more depth.

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