Particular moments of history you find fascinating? (links appreciated)

I’ve been listening to pods about something called 43 Group - basically double-hard Jewish anti-fascists in London in the late 1940s. Never heard of it before. Great stuff.

Recently read about a massive cunt called King Leopold II and his…personal annexing of the Congo in the last 19th century. Horrendous shite.

Really loved this series on Netflix - Wormwood - about the CIA mind control programs of the 50s and 60s. It’s pretty wavy - basically an old guy whose dad was involved, intercut with sort of neo-noir-y reconstructions. Fucking fascinating subject, like.



Bonus points for anyone who COMPLETELY INTENTIONALLY does a listen, read, watch perfect hat-trick.

3-0 big lad.

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Indeed. This graphic helps to put him in context…

I done a smol


Jews - GBOL👍

Yeah, Belgian imperialism in the Congo was something else. If you’re interested, ‘Heart of Darkness’, which is set during Belgian colonialisation, is a masterpiece and captures the brutality of their reign there. Remember studying the coursework material on it at uni and some of the atrocities that were carried out were harrowing.

the rise of the caliphates after Muhammad.
the split of the Roman Empire.
pre Columbian America in general is fascinating. especially the food.
paris commune.
the cuban missile crisis.

Medicine through time and all that.

Can’t find good links right now.
T’ang era China
Heian era Japan
Impact of disease on cultural norms