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The History of Being Human

Jan 28, 2019

The conclusion to the worst people ever series winds up falling to Godwin's Law.

This is one of those rare cases where cliche, popular opinion, and received knowledge happen to be absolutely right: Hitler was as bad as human beings get.

Aggressor and instigator of world's most deadly war.

Instigator of thuggery and...


Jan 14, 2019

The Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 and The Holocaust 

What do these events have in common?

They were both seminal events that challenged two different eras relationship to, and understanding of, evil. 

Today I speak with Dr. Susan Neiman, director of The Einstein Forum, devotee of the enlightenment, moral crusader...


Jan 1, 2019

The Real Life Big Brother that brought fear, suspicion, and distrust to the lives of 200 million people. 

A man who believed you should kill your enemies, but kill your friends first.

He demanded suppression, repression, execution, deportation, and propaganda on an empiric scale. 

A man so vain that showing a picture of...