Podcast Episode 137: Occam’s Razor and Simple History

I hear many people–including “distinguished historians”–suggest that the War for Southern Independence can be explained by one word: slavery. Years ago I had someone tell me this was justified by “Occam’s Razor,” the idea that the simplest explanation was usually the correct one. That might work for science or theology, though that is debatable, but it does not work for history. I explain why in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

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