Say you have a rival, one you compare yourself to, strive to be better than. Everytime that rival achieves something good that one-ups you, you feel the natural human urge to one-up them. Now take that situation and extend it to two global superpowers ideologically at odds! People will do crazy things… this crazy thing…Read More What if the Soviets Landed on the Moon First?
Shall we dance? – Tell him what ‘mango’ means. ‘Mango’ means sexy man, like him. Fantastic. – Kisses for everyone. Cuba after Castro At 19 years old, Yuri left Cuba, preferably to never return. He started a new life in the Netherlands and we stayed behind. Now, 15 years later, Fidel and Raúl are gone…Read More Cuba: soon hip and happening? | VPRO World Stories
We have a voicemail number. That number is two one nine two David P. here’s an interesting question about a possible bubble that may be, is about to burst. Let’s take a listen. Hey David, this is uh, Josh from Kansas city. I just got a quick question. I watched some of your videos on…Read More Is Stock Market Bubble About to Burst?
Closed captioning funded by A & E networks>>Narrator: For decades, the Soviet space program was shrouded in secrecy. It was a history of public successes and hidden disasters … which claimed more than 160 lives. It wasn’t until the end of the cold war, and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, that the…Read More Soviet Disasters in Space drop outs edited
To many the Soviet space shuttle or Buran was just a copy of the NASA one, it looked surprisingly similar and was meant to do similar things but beyond the looks the two were really quite different, not only in the shuttle vehicles themselves but also the way they got into space. In many ways…Read More Buran-Energia : The Soviet Space Shuttle 2.0 on a Moon Rocket
Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So we’re going to turn our attention now to the Industrial Revolution, one of the most significant developments in human history. Like, imagine with me that it’s 1820. I got this idea from the economist Robert Gordon by the way. You live in, say,…Read More The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24
Last time, we talked about the severing of Germany, and the founding of the capitalist, democratic Federal Republic of Germany. We ended with a setup that we’d come back and take a look at the same events, but from the other side. What was East Germany, or the German Democratic Republic, or the much cooler…Read More Soviet Germany? – COLD WAR DOCUMENTARY
Next question today. Hey David, I noticed that you don’t use some of the Soviet terminology that is becoming in Vogue with part of the left, like calling people comrades and talking about things being read in a positive way. Why don’t you use that terminology? Listen, I’ve sort of talked about this before. Um,…Read More Why Don’t You Use Soviet Terminology Like “Comrade?”
Like ogres and onions, and parfaits too, many of the best anime have layers. Beneath neat high concepts, strong characters, and fun action scenes lie hidden depths, themes and messages, that hardcore fans can uncover and understand upon multiple rewatches, through careful consideration of how the show’s constituent parts work in concert. That might sound…Read More No Guns Life – Deep AND Dumb
In recent news, there has been a focus on creative industries being affected by their intersection with capitalism. After doing some “light” reading, I’ve put together an explanation for why this is, and why it will not stop anytime soon. Today, I will be explaining why creators and artists are inhibited due to economic pressures…Read More Capitalism Cuckolds Creativity