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S3:E21 Empire: the Game!

S3:E21 Empire: the Game!

We’ve spent the last several weeks asking the question: “Is the United States an empire?” Now we want to go even deeper: “Is empire always a bad thing?”

So we invented a game that will explore that question. It’s Capture the Flag… with resources.

Topics discussed:

  • Is empire always a bad thing?
  • How can the US use resources to build alliances?
  • Is the US a Christian nation?
  • How should Christians treat resources?
  • The US has over 800 military bases. Would we want a foreign military base in or near our land?
  • Should Christian resist burglars?
  • Would we want a Chinese military base in the US?
  • How do we treat countries with less important resources?
  • The difficulty of being both a Christian and an American

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S3:E20 Home of the Forgotten

S3:E20 Home of the Forgotten

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The United States, a “Christian” nation, has a bad habit of forgetting its own people. Really. We’ll prove it to you! We forget that the territories are a part of our country. Why does that matter? It impacts if/when they can vote and allows us to withhold federal aid. That matters! What happens when a “Christian nation” ignores its own people?

Our guest this episode is Daniel Immerwahr, author of the book “How to Hide an Empire” and an associate history professor at Northwestern University. In his book, he argues that the United States has been an empire since it’s inception.

Special thanks to:

Helpful Links:

  • FDR’s “Day of Infamy” speech

Topics Covered:

  • Is the United States an Empire?
  • Can Puerto Rico vote in congress?
  • Can Puerto Rico vote for president?
  • Can American Samoa vote for president?
  • Who was bombed on December 7, 1941?

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