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History vs. Che Guevara – Alex Gendler

History vs. Che Guevara – Alex Gendler

His face is recognized all over the world. The young medical student who became a revolutionary icon. But was Che Guevara a heroic champion of the poor or a ruthless warlord who left a legacy of repression? Order, order. Hey, where have I seen that guy before? Ahem, your Honor, this is Ernesto Che Guevara. …

History vs. Genghis Khan – Alex Gendler

History vs. Genghis Khan – Alex Gendler

He was one of the most fearsome warlords who ever lived, waging an unstoppable conquest across the Eurasian continent. But was Genghis Khan a vicious barbarian or a unifier who paved the way for the modern world? We’ll see in “History vs. Genghis Khan.” “Order, order. Now who’s the defendant today? Khan!” “I see Your …

History vs. Christopher Columbus – Alex Gendler

History vs. Christopher Columbus – Alex Gendler

Many people in the United States and Latin America have grown up celebrating the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s voyage, but was he an intrepid explorer who brought two worlds together or a ruthless exploiter who brought colonialism and slavery? And did he even discover America at all? It’s time to put Columbus on the stand …

History vs. Vladimir Lenin – Alex Gendler

History vs. Vladimir Lenin – Alex Gendler

He was one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, forever changing the course of one of the world’s largest countries. But was he a hero who toppled an oppressive tyranny or a villain who replaced it with another? It’s time to put Lenin on the stand in History vs. Lenin. “Order, order, …

History vs. Cleopatra – Alex Gendler

History vs. Cleopatra – Alex Gendler

“Order, order. So who do we have here?” “Your Honor, this is Cleopatra, the Egyptian queen whose lurid affairs destroyed two of Rome’s finest generals and brought the end of the Republic.” “Your Honor, this is Cleopatra, one of the most powerful women in history whose reign brought Egypt nearly 22 years of stability and …

History vs. Andrew Jackson – James Fester

History vs. Andrew Jackson – James Fester

A national hero? Or public enemy number one? Historical figures are often controversial, but few were as deified or vilified in their lifetime as the seventh President of the United States. This is History vs. Andrew Jackson. “Order, order, hm, uh, what were we…ah yes, Mr. Jackson! You stand accused of degrading the office of …

History vs. Richard Nixon – Alex Gendler

History vs. Richard Nixon – Alex Gendler

The presidency of the United States of America is often said to be one of the most powerful positions in the world. But of all the U.S. presidents accused of misusing that power, only one has left office as a result. Does Richard Nixon deserve to be remembered for more than the scandal that ended …

History vs. Napoleon Bonaparte – Alex Gendler

History vs. Napoleon Bonaparte – Alex Gendler

After the French Revolution erupted in 1789, Europe was thrown into chaos. Neighboring countries’ monarchs feared they would share the fate of Louis XVI, and attacked the New Republic, while at home, extremism and mistrust between factions lead to bloodshed. In the midst of all this conflict, a powerful figure emerged to take charge of …