Bertrand Russell the renown mathematician, philosopher, historian, and logician appears in this Face to Face BBC program in 1959. This interview reveals his political and ideological convictions, while simultaneously discussing his background. Born into a life of privilege and politics of 19th century Britain , tragedy struck him at a young age. He lost both […]Read more "Bertrand Russell BBC Face to Face Interview (1959)"
It was common in classical Greek civilization to depict myths through art. They were not just transmitted orally, but passed down in sculpture, painting, and amphora. This amphora is currently held in the British Museum. What it depicts is Achilles slaying Penthesilea Queen of the Amazons. Scholars believe it was made around 540 B.C.E. Both […]Read more "Achilles Kills Penthesilea Amphora (540 B.C.E)"
Carl Jung was being interviewed in this BBC production in 1959. Here he describes his upbringing, education, and why he chose to follow the path of psychology. Carl Jung would go onto be one of the developers of analytical psychology. The Swiss psychoanalyst and psychiatrist had an impact on literature, religious studies, anthropology, and archaeology. […]Read more "Carl Jung BBC Interview (1959)"
This is a British produced documentary about the life of Vladimir Lenin. He was one of the most significant figures of the 20th century establishing the Soviet Union and being a major leader in the Russian Revolution. When Lenin returned from exile, he set about building a socialist society. The Romanov dynasty was removed from […]Read more "Vladimir Lenin Documentary"
The world was rapidly changing with the end of the Cold War. Nicolae Ceausesu was losing his popularity as General Secretary and leader of Romania. The uprising against him could not be crushed. Other Eastern European states were in revolt when the Soviet Union withdrew military support. Ceausesu was different in certain respects seeing as […]Read more "Nicolae Ceausescu’s Last Speech (1989)"
This rare photograph shows Hitler meeting Chandra Bose, a major figure in the Indian independence movement.Chandra Bose met the Nazi dictator in 1942, planning to get German support for independence.Bose had revived the Indian National Army. The reasons for this meeting are obvious on the part of Germany. Their intention was to undermine the British […]Read more "Hitler Meets Chandra Bose"
The Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989. It signaled the end of the Cold War and the eventual fall of the Soviet Union. NBC covered the fall of the Berlin Wall. The West enjoyed the triumphalism in the fall. To conservatives in the West it was a vindication that democracy and capitalism were the […]Read more "NBC Coverage of the Fall of the Berlin Wall"