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NET Productions| An Issue of Trust: News Not Fiction

NET Productions| An Issue of Trust: News Not Fiction

Announcer: This program is funded by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. JOE STARITA: The salvation of the state is watchfulness in the citizen. The thumping sound of a newspaper hitting your doorstep, the avalanche of lurid headlines hijacking you at the checkout counter, the flood of 24-hour cable news shows washing over your …

National Socialism WAS Socialism | Rethinking WW2 History

National Socialism WAS Socialism | Rethinking WW2 History

What is National Socialism? National Socialism. National Communism. Whoa? Wait a second. WHAT? Yeah. Let me explain. According to Marxists, modern society is capitalist. And communism is the goal. Socialism is what happens on the way to communism. (Yes, I’m being super simple here, but this is the basic gist.) For Hitler, socialism was the …

What If: World Without the US – Part 2

What If: World Without the US – Part 2

In our first episode of a world without the US we looked at the ways that the World War 2 and post War-era may have turned out if the US had simply refused to engage the world and remained isolationist. We discovered that there would be a near-certainty of a World War II that ended …

Beware online “filter bubbles” | Eli Pariser

Beware online “filter bubbles” | Eli Pariser

Mark Zuckerberg, a journalist was asking him a question about the news feed. And the journalist was asking him, “Why is this so important?” And Zuckerberg said, “A squirrel dying in your front yard may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.” And I want to talk about what …

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. …