Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives of the sons and daughters of dictators and Saddam Hussein’s side career as a trashy romance novelist.... Show More
June 18, 2020 88 min

When U.S. police departments didn't evolve out of slave patrols, they tended to form out of a desire to protect the property of the wealthy. In practice, this meant beating, murdering and arresting people who didn't want to work 12 hour days until they died.

FOOTNOTES:

  • Krypteia: A Form of Ancient Guerrilla Warfare 
  • The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles
  • The Beginning of American Policing
  • How Stereotypes of the Irish Evolved From ‘Criminals’ to Cops
  • REMEMBERING THE 1906 STRIKE FOR UNION IN WINDBER, PENNSYLVANIA
  • State Police were warned about possible racial bias in car searches. The agency's answer? End the research.
  • The Pinkertons Still Never Sleep
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