“And you call yourself a historian?”: the misunderstanding and contempt for professional history.

I require no lectures from purveyors of pseudohistory and other nonsense on the standards of the historical profession.

By |2017-11-24T20:30:09-08:00November 24th, 2017|History|0 Comments

Oswald still acted alone: faith versus fact in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

The historical facts are quite clear: there was no conspiracy in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Yet many people refuse to accept the facts.

By |2019-11-10T16:25:50-08:00November 22nd, 2017|History|0 Comments

Second Decade history podcast returns! New episode: “New England’s Cold Friday.”

Second Decade returns from hiatus with a chilling tale from New England in the winter of 1810, which made a pretty indelible mark in popular consciousness.

By |2017-10-22T20:30:21-08:00October 22nd, 2017|History, Podcasts|0 Comments

Background to war? Mad Sociologist on U.S.-North Korea conflict. [video]

https://youtu.be/Gmpp7QZWwpE The above video is by fellow academic blogger The Mad Sociologist, who tries in this video to provide some background--both historical and political--to the [...]

By |2017-09-28T20:30:54-08:00September 28th, 2017|History, News|0 Comments

Fool’s Gold: why there’s no treasure in the Oak Island “Money Pit.” [Part IV] (UPDATED!)

It's illogical to believe there is treasure on Oak Island. Here's my summation.

By |2019-07-28T17:03:09-08:00August 19th, 2017|Anomalous, Haunted Places, History|55 Comments