CHP-253-The History of Xinjiang Part 10
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Laszlo is back with more History of Xinjiang.  The focus this time in Part 10 will be on the Qing Dynasty during the emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong. The rise and fall of the Zunghar Khanate will also be explored, as well as the violent and tragic aftermath following the Zunghars defeat.    

Streetwise Hebrew
Streetwise Hebrew
TLV1 Studios
#311 Sorry If I Hurt You
How do we say, “I don’t want to offend you” in Hebrew? How about “bullseye”? Or perhaps “fragile”? On this episode, Guy covers the verb לפגוע (lifgo’a), meaning to hurt, and its usage in everyday Hebrew. Check Out the All-Hebrew Episode on Patreon New Words and Expressions: “Pachot ve-adayin, adayin poge’a” – It’s hurting less, but it’s still hurting – פחות ועדיין, עדיין פוגע Pagata be-emun ha-tsibur – You hurt, you undermined, the public’s trust – פגעת באמון הציבור Pagata be-khol ma she-efshar – You hurt, you hit every possible thing – פגעת בכל מה שאפשר Lifgoa be-mishehu – To hurt someone – לפגוע במישהו Pagata bi – You hurt me – פגעת בי Ani lo rotse lifgoa becha/bach – I don’t want to hurt you – אנ’לא רוצה לפגוע בך An’lo rotse/rotsa lifgo’a o mashu – I don’t want to offend or something – אנ’לא רוצה לפגוע או משהו Slicha im pagati – Sorry if I hurt you – סליחה אם פגעתי Te’unot paga u-varach – Hit and run accidents – תאונות פגע וברח Te’unat paga u-varach – Hit and run accident – תאונת פגע וברח Pgi’ah – Harm, injury – פגיעה Pgi’ah ba-gav – Back injury – פגיעה בגב Pgi’ah yeshira – Direct hit – פגיעה ישירה Pagu’a – Hurt – פגוע “Pagu’a ve-koev” – “Hurt and hurting” – פגוע וכואב Pgu’a nefesh, mitmoded nefesh – A person with mental disabilities – פגוע נפש, מתמודד נפש Pagi’a, pgi’ah – Vulnerbable – פגיע, פגיעה Shavir – Fragile – שביר Zamin – Available – זמין Hu lo mesugal lifgo’a be-zvuv – He couldn’t hurt a fly – הוא לא מסוגל לפגוע בזבוב Paga bul – Hit the target directly, spot on, bingo – פגע בול Pega ra – Pest – פגע רע Playlist and Clips: Yehuda Poliker – Pachot Aval Ko’ev (lyrics) Underdos – Slicha Im Pagati Te’unat paga u-varach Pgi’ah yeshira – Direct hit Avi Biter – Pagu’a Ve-ko’ev (lyrics) Dudu Tassa – Ani Rats (lyrics)
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New Books Network
New Books Network
Marshall Poe
Ian Buruma, "The Churchill Complex" (Penguin Press, 2020)
From one of its keenest observers, The Churchill Complex: The Curse of Being Special, from Winston and FDR to Trump and Brexit (Penguin Press) is a brilliant, witty journey through the "Special Relationship" between Britain and America that has done so much to shape the world, from World War II to Brexit. It's impossible to understand the last 75 years of American history, through to Trump and Brexit, without understanding the Anglo-American relationship, and specifically the bonds between presidents and prime ministers. FDR of course had Churchill; JFK famously had Macmillan, his consigliere during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Reagan found his ideological soul mate in Thatcher, and George W. Bush found his fellow believer, in religion and in war, in Tony Blair. And now, of course, it is impossible to understand the populist uprising in either country, from 2016 to the present, without reference to Trump and Boris Johnson, though ironically, they are also the key to understanding the special relationship's demise. There are few things more certain in politics than that at some point, facing a threat to national security, a leader will evoke Winston Churchill to stand for brave leadership (and Neville Chamberlain to represent craven weakness). As Ian Buruma shows, in his dazzling short tour de force of storytelling and analysis, the mantle has in fact only grown more oppressive as nuanced historical understanding fades and is replaced by shallow myth. Absurd as it is to presume to say what Churchill would have thought about any current event, it's relatively certain he would have been horrified by the Iraq War and Brexit, to name two episodes dense with "Finest Hour" analogizing. But The Churchill Complex is much more than a reflection on the weight of Churchill's legacy and its misuses. At its heart is a series of shrewd and absorbing character studies of the president-prime minster dyads, which in Ian Buruma's gifted hands serve as a master class in politics, diplomacy and abnormal psychology. It's never been a relationship of equals: from Churchill's desperate cajoling and conniving to keep FDR on side in the war on, British prime ministers have put much more stock in the relationship than their US counterparts did. For England, resigned to the loss of its once-great empire and the diminishment of its power, its close kinship to the world's greatest superpower would give it continued relevance, and serve as leverage to keep continental Europe in its place. As Buruma shows, this was almost always fool's gold. And now, even as the links between the Brexit vote and the 2016 US election are coming into sharper focus, the Anglo-American alliance has floundered on the rocks of the isolationism that is one of 2016's signal legacies. The Churchill Complex may not have a happy ending, but as with Ian Buruma's other works, piercing lucidity and elegant prose is its own form of lasting comfort. Kirk Meighoo is a TV and podcast host, former university lecturer, author and former Senator in Trinidad and Tobago. He hosts his own podcast, Independent Thought & Freedom, where he interviews some of the most interesting people from around the world who are shaking up politics, economics, society and ideas. You can find it in the iTunes Store or any of your favorite podcast providers. You can also subscribe to his YouTube channel. If you are an academic who wants to get heard nationally, please check out his free training at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
57 min
History of the Netherlands
History of the Netherlands
Republic of Amsterdam Radio
32 - Charles, King of Burgundy?
Charles the Bold inherited from his predecessors a lust for territorial expansion. When an old conflict in Guelders reared its head in 1468, Charles put himself in position to intervene there in much the way he had in Liège. Not just satisfied with this, he also sent a strongly worded letter to the power-brokers of Friesland, suggesting that they should think about accepting him, the Count of Holland, as their rightful ruler. Aaah, remember the days of haughty princes threatening Frisians with subjugation? Well, they’re back! By 1473 Charles’ army was in Guelders and threatening Friesland. Now, more regions of the Low Countries would be exposed to the process of Burgundian centralisation, which Charles ramped up by establishing the Parlement of Mechelen. Charles had become so powerful that he had started making eyes at not only a royal title, but an imperial one. In Triers in late 1473 Charles went to meet the emperor and, to all onlookers, it was pretty clear that he was going to leave this meeting with a crown on his head. Spoiler alert: he wouldn’t. With thanks to Jos van Ommeren, Martha Droge, Saskia Giraud, Ruben Koops and Chuck the Monk for their kind donations to the show. SHOW NOTES: PATREON: TWITTER: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
49 min
History of the Papacy Podcast
History of the Papacy Podcast
Stephen Guerra
Episode 107 On Martyrs with Terry Young Part 2
Description: I’m joined by Terry Young of the History of the Early Church Podcast. We discuss one of the most fascinating aspects of Christian history, martyrs. Today, we will get into more of the details of Christian martyrs and martyrdom and talk about a framework to look at individual martyr stories. You can even play at home!    Links to Today’s Guests: The History of the Early Church Podcast   You can learn more about the History of Papacy and subscribe at all these great places: email:   The History of the Papacy on YouTube:   Get Your History of the Papacy Podcast Products Here:   Help out the show by ordering these books from Amazon!   Music Provided by: "Danse Macabre" Kevin MacLeod ( "Virtutes Instrumenti" Kevin MacLeod ( "Virtutes Vocis" Kevin MacLeod ( "Funeral March for Brass" Kevin MacLeod ( "String Impromptu Number 1" Kevin MacLeod ( Agnus Dei X - Bitter Suite Kevin MacLeaod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Support this show   See for privacy and opt-out information.
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