American Heritage Final Study Guide 2017

Final possibilities, Spring 2017, American Heritage; Dr. Bradley Birzer This comprehensive final examination covers all assigned readings, all handouts, all lectures, etc. Section 1.  Possible Essay Questions.  Two of the following will appear.  Worth 40% of your final… Read More

Civil War Final Study Guide

Final 2017 study guide; Civil War; Birzer N.B. The final is worth 35% of your course grade.  To earn anything above a “C”, you must employ—to a significant extent—the readings you were assigned. Section I: Essay.  One of… Read More

The Immorality of CONTAINMENT (Full Lecture)

Why “containment” was morally bankrupt and the three great men who helped end it and the Soviet threat to the world.

Today in American Heritage: 1989

  1989: The Annus Mirabilis Stalin: “How many divisions does the Pope have?” Revolts in Eastern Europe 1953  East Germany                U.S. Ignored 1956  Hungary                        U.S. Ignored 1968  Czechoslovakia              U.S. Ignored 1979  Poland                          U.S. Ignored     Key events… Read More

The 1950s (Full Lecture)

C. Wright Mills, Russell Kirk, conformism, TV, the Military Industrial Complex, love, and rock n roll.


I found out late yesterday afternoon that the University Press of Kentucky will be publishing RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE in paperback for their spring 2018 list. How great is this???  I’m thrilled. I’m not sure how many changes… Read More

Blacks During Reconstruction (Study Guide)

Reconstruction study guide: What happened to Blacks? Lincoln died before he could fully articulate his own vision, but we do have some glimpses.  Lincoln and his cabinet launched a plan to remove and colonize the ex-slaves somewhere in… Read More