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The Politically Incorrect Gateway to a REAL History Education McClanahan Academy courses sandblast away the years of rust, corrosion, and brain-rot produced by mainstream history curriculum. My courses challenge conventional wisdom and modern group-think. They are for the strong minded, curious student who wants a real history education untarnished by establishment academics. You can watch online, download the MP3, or use the Teachable App to …more

Podcast Episode 163: Lincoln and Trump

Dinesh D’Souza will release another political documentary this summer. The topic? Lincoln, Trump and the “Death of a Nation.” Lincoln worshipers firmly believe that he “saved America” during the War and if only we could have another Lincoln, America would be alright. This is problematic. I explain why in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 162: Why the War Still Matters

Why does the “War” still matter in 2018? This is a good question and one I seek to answer in my newest course for McClanahan Academy, “The War for Southern Independence.” I give you the scoop on why the War was a transformational episode in American history and why everything that followed is current events.

Podcast Episode 161: Harry Truman

Every politician seems to like Harry Truman these days. Conservative Inc. admires his stand on communism and the Left understands that without Truman FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights” dream would never have gotten off the ground. When everyone likes someone, it’s time to reconsider how “great” they are. Truman is by far one of the worst presidents in American history, and I explain why on …more

Podcast Episode 160: The Cold War

I find the Cold War to be one of the most fascinating periods in American history. There are three distinctive epochs in the 250 years the United States has existed: The American War for Independence and the original federal republic (1776-1861), Lincolnian America and the quest for national greatness (1861-1945), and the Cold War (1945-present). Everything we do today and how we conceptualize the general …more

Podcast Episode 159: Jefferson and Missouri

What did Jefferson mean when he wrote about the “fire bell in the night?” Most interpretations focus on slavery and the threats it posed to the stability of the Union, but this is reading history in reverse and it misses Jefferson’s main point. The Union was in trouble because of the potential violation of the Constitution by those interested in political power. The Missouri Compromise …more

Podcast Episode 158: Should Cities Be States?

The city of Birmingham thinks it should be a State and is suing in FEDERAL court to determine if it can ignore State law. This would be a disaster for federalism and would produce all kinds of problems. I explain why in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 157: Marbury v. Madison. Good or Bad?

A listener generated episode. Was Marbury v. Madison a good or bad decision? What are the misconceptions of the case, and what did it mean for the future of American constitutionalism? Get the scoop on this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 156: They Also Ran

This is a listener generated episode. Keep sending your requests. If ______ candidate won ________ presidential election, what would have been different, or more importantly, did the wrong man win? Irving Stone wrote a breezy tome on this topic in the middle of the 20th century titled “They Also Ran.” His book is popular history at its finest, but like any political history has its …more