Untangling history’s greatest controversies

Every month, host Zach Cornwell takes a hard look at the historical conflicts that raise difficult questions, stoke controversy, and send our moral compasses spinning.

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I Must Not Burn: The Bombing of Dresden 1945

In 1945, the German city of Dresden was consumed in a firestorm engineered by the Allies. Many consider it to be a war crime. Others, a necessary evil.

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Kill Yamamoto: The Mission to Avenge Pearl Harbor - Part 2

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After the Battle of Midway, the Japanese Navy is in tatters and Yamamoto’s hopes of a quick victory against the Unites States have evaporated.
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Kill Yamamoto: The Mission To Avenge Pearl Harbor - Part 1

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In 1941, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was the most hated man in America. As the architect of Japan’s December 7th surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States military decided Yamamoto had to die by any means necessary.
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Prophet's Dilemma: The Sunni Shia Split Part 3

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Civil war has torn the Caliphate apart. In 656 AD, Aisha marches with an army at her back. Ali, newly crowned as Caliph, has no choice but to oppose her. Muawiya sees an opportunity to grab power and start a dynasty of his own. Hussein begins his inevitable path towards Karbala…and martyrdom.
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Prophet's Dilemma: The Sunni Shia Split Part 2

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The Prophet is dead. In 632 AD, the armies of Islam explode out of Arabia...
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