Episode 21

The Cold War w. Fritz Bartel of Texas A&M

Published on: 23rd April, 2024

Why did the Cold War end? Every high schooler in the country would likely answer that with some reference to the steely-eyed resolve of John F. Kennedy, or America's overwhelming economic power. But Professor Fritz Bartel of Texas A&M University has a compelling--and very surprising--new theory he put forth in his recent book The Triumph of Broken Promises.

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Riches and Power
The history of the things that shaped our world.
Listen in on interviews with world-renowned experts exploring the forces in history that shaped the world both then, and now. The topics we explore vary from whaling, to the Roman games, but they always touch on the intersection between riches and power, particularly in business and economic history.

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Alex Doubet

While Alex is an entrepreneur, his first love was history (AB in History, Harvard, 2010). His studies in history primarily focused on business history, particularly the Industrial Revolution. When not podcasting, Alex is the Managing Partner of a real estate investing fund.