Robert Freeman

Robert Freeman

Robert Freeman is the author of The Best One Hour History series, which includes World War I, The French Revolution, The Vietnam War, and other titles.  He is the founder of One Dollar For Life, a nonprofit that builds infrastructure projects in the developing world from donations as small as one dollar.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Why Do You Lie So Much?—and Eight Other Questions NBC's Chuck Todd Should Have Asked Trump
With his interview of Donald Trump, Chuck Todd threw the country under the bus. He gave the president a prime-time platform to peddle his sociopathic lies, with little pushback. He gave legitimacy to those lies and the liar who tells them. It is almost impossible to overstate the damage Todd’s boot...
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Trump’s undermining of that implicate order—the order that has created and defined the nation—is nothing less than an attack on the civilization itself. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Views
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Trump Attacks Western Civilization Itself
Donald Trump’s stonewalling of Congress is not simply a political dodge to avoid accountability. It is an attack on western civilization itself. A reading of the deep history of constitutionalism shows why. The western institution of constitutionalism began with the Magna Carta, signed in 1215 A.D...
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How Bad Does It Have to Get? Views
Saturday, April 27, 2019
How Bad Does It Have to Get?
It’s bad enough that he lost the election by 3,000,000 popular votes. It’s bad enough that the Russians helped him get elected by manipulating social media in critical electoral college states. It’s bad enough that he helped the Russians do that by providing them confidential polling data to guide...
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Friday, April 05, 2019
Capitalism or Socialism. Which Will it Be?
We already know the most hackneyed slogan of the next election cycle: “socialism.” Utah Representative Chris Stewart has even launched and “Anti-Socialism Caucus.” But socialism has lost a lot of its epithetic punch since the days of the Cold War, when the world lived under a nuclear Sword of...
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Crowds including children dancing and carrying flags of Allied nations during a spontaneous celebration of Armistice Day and the end of World War I. Paris, France. November 11, 1918. (Archive: LIFE magazine) Views
Monday, November 12, 2018
Why World War I Still Matters
This week is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The “War to End all Wars” rearranged the architecture of global power more radically, more rapidly, and more permanently than any other event of the last thousand years. It still has profound lessons to teach us. The War is the case...
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To be sure, the higher interest rates borne of Trump’s profligate borrowing will deliver huge returns to his true base: the rich.(Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Views
Saturday, October 13, 2018
The Market Weighs in on Trump’s Economic Policies
The almost 1,400 point, two day drop in the Dow was the market putting its money where its mouth is on Trump’s economic and trade policies. Like so much else that is of Trump, it’s ugly. Just as Trump was gifted $400+ million dollars from his father and claimed to be a Self Made Man, so, too, he...
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Monday, May 07, 2018
Michelle Wolf Didn’t Even Get Started
The contrived uproar over Michelle Wolf’s comedy routine at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner is just that—contrived. It doesn’t merit dignifying as even a tempest in a teapot. In truth, her act was surprisingly tame, muted, even reserved. It didn’t begin to roast the attendees in a manner...
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Sunday, March 04, 2018
A Teacher's Take on Arming Teachers
I am a high school teacher. You have to work pretty hard to come up with a stupider idea than arming teachers. Arming teachers is a ruse to distract us from the real problem, which is that it’s way too easy for disturbed people to get their hands on weapons of mass destruction. Arming teachers is a...
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Sunday, January 14, 2018
A Year in Foreign Affairs: Trump as a Two-Year-Old
Have you ever seen a four-year-old and a two-year-old playing together with blocks? The four-year-old has the fine motor skills to be able to balance one block on top of another, slowly, meticulously building a small structure. The two-year-old doesn’t have the skills to build. Neither does it...
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Why Republicans Love Debt
One of the most successful deceits of modern times is that Republicans oppose government debt. In fact, Republicans love government debt and expand it whenever they can. It’s important to understand this fact. It’s even more important to understand why it is so and why Trump’s tax cut is a classic...
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