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Disease! Crash Course World History 203

Disease! Crash Course World History 203

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History, and today we’re going to talk about a subject that makes me profoundly uncomfortable: disease. This is a tough subject for me personally because I’m a bit of a hypochondriac, but to be fair, my fears are kind of rational. I am afraid that my …

Secret History of Jerusalem Documentary

Secret History of Jerusalem Documentary

The holy city of Jerusalem first appears in the descriptions of the Bible during the time of the Abraham. It was here in Jerusalem that Abraham was received by a mysterious priest of God who was named as the highest, Melchizedek, and who was also the King of Salem. The priest was identified to be …

Worst Punishments In The History of Mankind

Worst Punishments In The History of Mankind

French Philosopher Michel Foucault starts his book “Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison,” with a chapter about an unfortunate Frenchman named Robert-François Damiens. Damiens had tried and failed to assassinate King Louis XV, and for it he was severely punished. He was burned with molten wax and lead, and had boiling oil poured …

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 …