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29 March 2020


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That foreword with lots of warm words was truly touching.
I will use the advice.
Zdrówka, Mike!


The foreward to this edition of Revolution was indeed touching.

Remembering that you were in Austin at the beginning, I just donated to the Central Texas Food Bank with the annotation that the donation was made "in appreciation of Mike Duncan's request".


I'm going to be a better person from now on.

Good luck, sir.


Thanks, Mike, for another brilliant episode. Not only for the content, but for the universal cry that we’re all in this together.

Before you disappear from us, I was wondering if you would consider a supplemental on the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion.’ From what I understand, a lot of it was lifted from a savage takedown of Napoleon III called ‘Dialogue in Hell between Machiavelli and Montesquieu.’ It’s interesting not only for its role in the Russian Revolution and it’s name checking of people you’ve already talked about in the podcast, but also because it diagnoses the problems of power in mass democracy.

While I’m here, I’d also like to recommend a book for your ‘compare and contrast session’ at the end of the series. Reinhard Koselleck, ‘Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time.’ The first three chapters or so deal with what ‘Revolution’ might mean, as well as why we should interested in history anyway.

In any case, keep up the good work, and I hope you and your family are staying safe


Great episode mike, you know we’re always up for another fundraiser if you’re running low on cash during the hiatus


Never before has an opening slated for advertising made me get all teary-eyed. Thank you for your words.


Mike....your podcasts are truly fantastic and have kept me sane in these dark times. I only commenced listening to them in the past month and have enjoyed them so much. In Australia our 'revolution' played out on the Ballarat goldfields in the 1850's in the Eureka Stockade - much smaller than those overseas but maybe worth a quick look one day especially as a whole range of overseas persons and influences from other revolutions played roles.
Thankyou so much for your hard work...I deeply appreciate it.

Konstantinos XI Monomachos

"Presnya" should be pronounced with a voiceless "s" = "PRESS-nya". In Russian names, an "s" should almost never sound like a "z" (there may be exceptions, but they'd be exceedingly rare). It was a pretty famous event in the USSR - lots of things were named "Krasnaya Presnya" - "the Red Presnya", streets, towns, subway stations, factories. There's still such a jewelry brand.

Other than that, excellent as always, Mike, thank you so much for your work!

Todd Kehoe

Thanks for making the world smart. Right now everyone is getting dumber & dumber. Basically, the movie Idiocracy. I like to be the person that knows history from Roman Empire, American, French, Russian Revolutions or whatever & how it links to the bull shit of 2020.


Thanks! Great foreword, renewed my belief in human generosity and thoughtfulness. Oh, and the history segment was excellent as always. Your Revolutions sequence would make a fascinating historical omnibus or multi-volume collection.

Roger Butterworth

Thanks Mike - your foreword was brilliant.

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