Myth Of The 20th Century – Episode 1: Nixon

As I promised in the 2016: A Year In Review post, we’d have a special surprise coming up for early 2017.

I’m excited to announce the addition of an excellent new podcast on Social Matter called The Myth of The 20th Century, which is run by a team of talented historical researchers.

You’ll get to know them well over the course of future episodes. They’ll air on Fridays, though likely not every week.

History is such a fruitful, yet often neglected subject in the reactosphere, partly because it takes a lot of hard work and sifting through countless archives and documents. Opinions are easy. Historical research is difficult. This podcast will definitely help to fill some of the gaps from a reactionary perspective.

On an administrative note, It’ll take one or two episodes for the transition to come in smoothly, while we iron out some of the details on format, etc. For example, the podcast says episode 11, but we’re starting out the series back at episode 1 here.

Enjoy. Leave some feedback!


Richard Milhous Nixon became the 37th President of the United States on 1969, and in 1974 became the first president ever to resign from the White House. In what many regarded as a brilliant administration in terms foreign policy with the ending of the Vietnam War, detente with Russia, and a re-opening of diplomatic relations with China, he presided over a mixed domestic track record with economic stagnation, inflation, ending of the gold standard, price controls, and gasoline rationing. Despite what many on the left wished to portray him as, Nixon was a political moderate in many ways, borrowing much from the progressive agenda in enforcing desegregation and creating the Environmental Protection Agency. After what became synonymous for every subsequent political scandal in the United States, Nixon’s opponents brought him down after a botched break in attempt at the Watergate Hotel showed members of his re-election team were attempting to steal information from the Democratic National Committee headquarters. Facing almost certain impeachment, Nixon stepped down August 9th, 1974.

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  1. Interesting. Could you please post the RSS feed if possible?

    1. Thanks for listening – Hadley has been kind enough to create this for RSS:

  2. Curtis "Puritan Pulverizer" Yarvin January 13, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Amazing start to the podcast, I enjoyed this immensley. There are some fairly significant gaps in my knowledge of 20th century history so I got quite a bit out of this. Please dont stop making these.

  3. We take that as high praise, Curtis – big fans of yours as well. We’re going to keep this up. Thanks for taking a listen.

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