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The February Revolution began on International Women's Day Direct Link: 10.62- International Women's Day Meanwhile...Lafayette Events! Aug 20 Politics and Prose with Jamelle Bouie Aug 23 Midtown Scholar with Ben Rhodes Aug 24 The Strand with Alexis Coe Aug 31 Harvard Bookstore with Patrick Wyman. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Revolutions
Really should have called this episode The Verge. Direct Link: 10.61- The Precipice Come hang out with Patrick Wyman and Me on July 22 to celbrate the launch of his book The Verge! Pre-Order Hero of Two Worlds! Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2021 at Revolutions
Why get off the road to ruin when you can just stay on it? Direct Link: 10.60- The Abyss That Lies Ahead Pre-order Hero of Two Worlds! Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2021 at Revolutions
You make the call! Direct Link: 10.59- Stupidity or Treason? Pre-order Hero of Two Worlds! Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2021 at Revolutions
Inflation and scarcity are not exactly solid foundations to base the stability of a regime. Direct Link: 10.58- Inflation and Scarcity Link: The Hero of Two Worlds bookshop map! Tell us where you pre-ordered the book! Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2021 at Revolutions
Ok, maybe it wasn't a great war, but it *was* a great offensive. Direct Link: 10.57- Great War Great Offensive Link: Bookstore Map (scroll down) Sponsor: Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2021 at Revolutions
Lafayette comes to America! Enjoy! Direct link: SNEAK PREVIEW: Hero of Two Worlds Chapter Four A link to pre-order the book! A link to the map to tell us where you pre-ordered the book! Scroll down it's at the bottom. Thanks! Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2021 at Revolutions
When it started, everyone thought it was gonna be a regular war. But it turned out to be a *great* war. Direct Link: 10.56- Great War Great Retreat Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2021 at Revolutions
Wherein we finally talk about the Second International just so we can watch it die. Direct Link: 10.55- Whatever Happened To The International? Sponsor: Pre-Order Hero of Two Worlds! Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2021 at Revolutions
War will lead to another revolution? No! War will prevent another revolution. Direct Link: 10.54- War or Revolution Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2021 at Revolutions
Confused by how events in the Balkans could trigger a world war. Good news, you're not alone. The great powers of Europe are right there with you. Direct Link: 10.53- The Balkans Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2021 at Revolutions
You already know a lot actually! Direct Link: 10.52- What You Already Know About The Origins of WWI Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2021 at Revolutions
Au revoir Paris... Direct Link: Supplemental: The Streets of Paris [I promised some pictures, but had a snafu culling through the album before surgery/moving happened. Which is to say I stone cold forgot to do it. So...they'll be around in the next few days I promise. --Mike] Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2021 at Revolutions
A rapist protected by powerful friends? Who has ever heard of such a thing? Direct Link: 10.51- Our Friend Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2021 at Revolutions
Why be an illiterate peasant in Siberia when you can be a sought after curiosity in St. Petersburg. Direct Link: 10.50- The Holy Man Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2021 at Revolutions
Wherein the gods hate me, but they hated Alexei Romanov even more... Direct Link: 10.49- The Tsarevich Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2021 at Revolutions
Stolypin's reforms died. Then Stolypin died. Direct Link: 10.48- The Death of Reform Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at Revolutions
After re-writing election laws to ensure a Duma he could work with, Prime Minister Stolypin finally had a Duma he could work with. Direct Link: 10.47- The Duma of Lords and Lackeys Sponsor: Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2021 at Revolutions
Why have two revolutions when you can have one big long revolution? Direct Link: 10.46- The Permanent Revolution sponsor: Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2021 at Revolutions
Unity Congress more like DISunity Congress, amirite? Direct Link: 10.45- The Disunity Congresses sponsor: Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2021 at Revolutions
Who expropriates the expropriators? Direct Link: 10.44- Bolshevik Bank Heist sponsor: Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at Revolutions
Finished all the revisions and edits for the book late Thursday night. Was planning to push through and crank out an episode for today, but many people encouraged me to not be a fool and just take a breather, get some rest, and come back with a good episode next week. So that's what I'm going to do. --Mike Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at Revolutions
Wherein we ask the eternal question: Was it really a coup? Direct Link: 10.43- The Coup of 1907 Sponsor: HelloFresh Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at Revolutions
To celebrate his new reform package, Prime Minister Stolypin handed out commemorative neckties. Direct Link: 10.42- The Stolypin Reforms Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2021 at Revolutions
They didn't get dubbed "The Duma of National Anger" because they were quiescent and complacent. Direct Link: 10.41- The Duma of National Anger Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2021 at Revolutions