Posts Tagged: 1930s

Fireside chat FDR fire Trump

Fireside Chat or Fireside Lies

Happy Days are Here Again! I can’t wait to warm up the tubes of my massive Magnavox mahogany radio in anticipation of a Presidential fireside chat! I am ready to have my confidence restored, my spirits buoyed, and be reassured

Fireside chat FDR fire Trump

Fireside Chat or Fireside Lies

Happy Days are Here Again! I can’t wait to warm up the tubes of my massive Magnavox mahogany radio in anticipation of a Presidential fireside chat! I am ready to have my confidence restored, my spirits buoyed, and be reassured

jewish-star-of-david worn by German Jews

Pittsburgh One Year After – Anti-Semitism Grows

  A year ago I was haunted by the ghosts of antisemitism. On a Shabbat morning, it reared its ugly head at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh when a heavily armed white supremacist took out 11 lives in

jewish-star-of-david worn by German Jews

Pittsburgh One Year After – Anti-Semitism Grows

  A year ago I was haunted by the ghosts of antisemitism. On a Shabbat morning, it reared its ugly head at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh when a heavily armed white supremacist took out 11 lives in

Kate Smiths America

Kate Smith’s America

It was the 1930’s. While a rotund and darn proud of it Kate Smith was belting out “God Bless America” causing a lump to form in our throats, and  our antiseptic kitchens were tastefully adorned with ceramic mammy and pappy

Kate Smiths America

Kate Smith’s America

It was the 1930’s. While a rotund and darn proud of it Kate Smith was belting out “God Bless America” causing a lump to form in our throats, and  our antiseptic kitchens were tastefully adorned with ceramic mammy and pappy

Income Inequality A Chilling History

Depressing news- income inequality in America isn’t new. Frigid winters during the Great Depression could be particularly cruel as the chasm between the toasty haves and the chilly have not’s grew wider. Decked out in their luxurious Russian Lynx or

Income Inequality A Chilling History

Depressing news- income inequality in America isn’t new. Frigid winters during the Great Depression could be particularly cruel as the chasm between the toasty haves and the chilly have not’s grew wider. Decked out in their luxurious Russian Lynx or

jewish-star-of-david worn by German Jews

Haunted By The Ghosts of Anti-Semitism

Just in time for Halloween the frightening ghosts and goblins of anti-Semitism past have arisen from their slumber. This virulent strain of hate never really disappeared, merely reawakened. And it is deadly. I am scared. I am haunted. I am

jewish-star-of-david worn by German Jews

Haunted By The Ghosts of Anti-Semitism

Just in time for Halloween the frightening ghosts and goblins of anti-Semitism past have arisen from their slumber. This virulent strain of hate never really disappeared, merely reawakened. And it is deadly. I am scared. I am haunted. I am

Vanity Fair Hitler Mussolini 1932 Fascism

History – Attention Must Be Paid: Listening to Charlottesville

There’s no way to whitewash this – it’s time to pay attention to history again. History played out in front of us all this past weekend and we could not look away from the vile images. Angry people carrying torches

Vanity Fair Hitler Mussolini 1932 Fascism

History – Attention Must Be Paid: Listening to Charlottesville

There’s no way to whitewash this – it’s time to pay attention to history again. History played out in front of us all this past weekend and we could not look away from the vile images. Angry people carrying torches

Daisy Guns Xmas ad

Gun’s Aim to Please For Xmas

Nothing says Happy Holidays like the gift of a good ol’ American gun. For decades Americans of all ages have squealed at the sight of a shotgun at Christmas. And nothing cheers up a dull droopy holiday party like target

Daisy Guns Xmas ad

Gun’s Aim to Please For Xmas

Nothing says Happy Holidays like the gift of a good ol’ American gun. For decades Americans of all ages have squealed at the sight of a shotgun at Christmas. And nothing cheers up a dull droopy holiday party like target

Adolph Hitler Nazi rally

Trump’s Rallying Cry

In that time honored tradition favored by demagogues throughout history, Trump wants to continue having rallies even after he’s sworn in. Donald Trump just can’t bear being away from the adulation of his throngs of adoring fans whipping his supporters

Adolph Hitler Nazi rally

Trump’s Rallying Cry

In that time honored tradition favored by demagogues throughout history, Trump wants to continue having rallies even after he’s sworn in. Donald Trump just can’t bear being away from the adulation of his throngs of adoring fans whipping his supporters

Vanity Fair Hitler Mussolini 1932 Fascism

History – Attention Must Be Paid

  History has never seemed more relevant. That anti-Semite Steve Bannon who made white nationalism mainstream through Breitbart, is now to be President Elect Donald Trump’s Goebbels…er…Chief Strategist. This past summer with  the weight of history hanging heavy as the

Vanity Fair Hitler Mussolini 1932 Fascism

History – Attention Must Be Paid

  History has never seemed more relevant. That anti-Semite Steve Bannon who made white nationalism mainstream through Breitbart, is now to be President Elect Donald Trump’s Goebbels…er…Chief Strategist. This past summer with  the weight of history hanging heavy as the

Vanity Fair Cover illustration Paolo Garretto december 1933

History Lessons: Attention Must be Paid

History has never seemed more relevant. After a week of unspeakable tragedies both here and abroad, the weight of history hangs heavy as the Republicans nominate Donald J Trump as their candidate for president. Historians are speaking out as never

Vanity Fair Cover illustration Paolo Garretto december 1933

History Lessons: Attention Must be Paid

History has never seemed more relevant. After a week of unspeakable tragedies both here and abroad, the weight of history hangs heavy as the Republicans nominate Donald J Trump as their candidate for president. Historians are speaking out as never