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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Flanked by other House Democrats, House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) speaks as Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) listens during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol January 4, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Why on Earth Is Nancy Pelosi Protecting Donald Trump?
Why is Nancy Pelosi protecting Donald Trump? There’s no point burbling about whether she is. From felony campaign finance violations, to collaborating with the Russians in the 2016 election, to multiple counts of obstructing justice, to emoluments-related self-dealing, to now extorting Ukraine to...
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If the U.S. cannot defeat the likes of second- and third- and fourth-rate military powers like Iraq and Afghanistan and Syria, does it really want to start a war with the strategic ally of the #2 and #3 nuclear powers in the world? (Photo: Pixabay/geralt/cc) Views
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Conflict With Iran Portends World War III
Mark Twain once commented, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” The U.S. conflict with Iran sounds a lot like a rhyme with World War I. The portent would be World War III. The parallels are not trivial. They are haunting, and should be sobering. World War I was called “The Great War...
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Another World is Possible Views
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Teaching Democrats to Talk About Socialism
It doesn’t matter who the Democratic nominee for president is next year, they will be attacked for being “socialist.” It will be relentless and merciless. The problem is that none of the current candidates know how to talk about socialism, so they always seem to be on the defensive. They’re always...
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British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain (left) and German Chancellor Adolf Hitler (in light jacket) Views
Sunday, September 01, 2019
Re-Reflections on the Start of World War II
Sunday, Sept 1., marks the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II. On that day in 1939, German troops crossed the border into Poland, setting off the greatest war the world has ever known. No war—and maybe no event of any kind—has been so thoroughly chronicled, both at the time it occurred...
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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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