My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

19th Century SuperPACs and Other Stories

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My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

Bruce Carlson

Description: Since 2006, bringing historical context to the politics of today. TV pundits discuss politics in a vacuum. Cable news tells you everything is 'breaking news' but in most cases, events have long roots in history. In this podcast, we smash and bash the pol

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19th Century SuperPACs and Other Stories

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The 2012 election set records for fundraising and spending in pure dollars, but it is not the first election where a considerable amount of money for the economy of the time was spent. We look at how caniddates of the 19th century paid for all those cheery posters and torchlight parades with particular emphasis on 1888 and 1896.

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