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Explaining History
Fifteen minutes of 20th Century History for students and enthusiasts.
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June 2016 Episodes:
  • Pub Date: Jun 24, 2016
  • Western Intellectuals and Mao's China
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  • Why did British, American and European philosophers, writers and journalists embrace Maoism and the violent repression of China after 1949? This podcast attempts to explore the thoughts and motivations of a range of sympathetic 'fellow travellers'.
  • Pub Date: Jun 15, 2016
  • Nixon, Ford and Carter 1974-1980
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  • In the mid to late 1970s, faith in politicians and a belief in the moral sanctity of the office of President went into decline in the USA. The Watergate Scandal that ended the career of Richard Nixon was followed by the presidencies of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. Both men were seen as weak and ineffective by wide sections of the public.
  • Pub Date: Jun 06, 2016
  • The British Labour Movement 1880-1914
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  • How did the British Labour Party emerge after 1900, from a wide array of affiliated socialist parties and trade unions? This podcast explores the origins and the rise of the party and its effect on British politics in the Edwardian era.