World War II Series (Part Two): Subordinate Machismo of Mussolini

In addition to being a hot button issue for almost the entirety of the 20th and 21st centuries, socialism and communism are often used as scare tactics. But many lack a proper understanding of what these ideologies mean. In order to form legitimate opinions on these topics, it is most important to understand them. So, whether your bumper sticker says "don't tread on me" or "glory to the proletariat," let’s all hop on the magic school bus of education. 

Curious Curator Mini: Capitalism, Fascism, Socialism, and Communism

In addition to being a hot button issue for almost the entirety of the 20th and 21st centuries, socialism and communism are often used as scare tactics. But many lack a proper understanding of what these ideologies mean. In order to form legitimate opinions on these topics, it is most important to understand them. So, whether your bumper sticker says "don't tread on me" or "glory to the proletariat," let’s all hop on the magic school bus of education. 

World War II Series (Part One): The Path to War

It seems popular in our current political climate to draw parallels to World War II, Nazi Germany, and Adolf Hitler. And why not? When self-proclaimed Nazis and Anti-Fascists are breaking into violent riots. But, as a historian, I see history being shredded to fit the narrative of today. History does not repeat itself. Each moment in time is absolutely unique and history will never be exactly the same.

Black Cats and Biological Warfare: The History of the Plague

The first known plague in Europe was the Plague of Justinian in 541 CE. It wiped out half of Europe’s population before 700 CE. Europe and Asia have seen a number of plagues. But none so bad as the one that ripped through the continents in the 1300s, killing an estimated 20 million people.