Posts Tagged ‘videos’

Who to Blame for the Afghanistan Fiasco

August 23, 2021

Who should be blamed for the collapse of the corrupt Afghanistan govenment, and the ensuing fiasco? Every U.S. president for the past 20 years. A Politico video.

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“Only Trump, Mike Pence, and Mike Pompeo seem to be defending Trump’s 2020 Taliban peace deal,” Peter Weber, The Week

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Infrastructure Week on Sesame Street

August 20, 2021

“Subway,” written by Sam Pottle, with lyrics by Grace Hawthorne, from Sesame Street, 1974. The visuals are pretty fuzzy, but so are the singing Muppets …. Youngsters: a “token” was a coin-like item used to access mass transit for a single ride.

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A Pro-America Rally

August 19, 2021

We’ve has some alleged “Pro-America” rallies lately, but the pattern was set at Madison Square Garden in 1939. Not by the MAGA crowd, by the Bund. A Night at the Garden, a film by Marshall Curry.

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The Horned Helmet of Henry VIII

August 18, 2021

Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I gave a horned helmet to  England’s Henry VIII in 1514. It’s weird.

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1964: Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Internet

August 17, 2021

Futurist Arthur C. Clarke predicted the Internet in 1964.

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Salt & Pepper

August 12, 2021

The history of salt and pepper, in just a shake. A BBC video.

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How the rich avoid paying taxes

August 11, 2021

Under our tax system, owning something is better than actually working at something. Madeline Marshall explains how the rich avoid paying taxes. A Vox video.

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Hilma af Klint

August 10, 2021

Hilma af Klint (1862 – 1944) was the pioneering abstract artist you’ve never heard of. Paul Priestley explains.

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Why the Netherlands isn’t underwater

August 5, 2021

The Netherlands would be underwater, if not for the Delta Works. A TED-Ed video by Stefan Al, animated by Jody Ghani Nordby.

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The Hidden Graves Of Louisiana

August 4, 2021

New York Times reporters explore the painstaking search for the graves of enslaved people along the Mississipppi River in Louisiana.

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