The History of Modern Politics

We Are Libertarians

Chris Spangle and Matt Wittlief are history nuts and news junkies. Often, modern political debates fail to see parallels in the past, so they've embarked on a long journey from antiquity to the present to illustrate where our ancestors can help us build a better future. Subscribe now to the History of Modern Politics to get the full backstory on our current events. Two episodes a month are now available to subscribers of WAL Plus or at HistoryofModernPolitics.Com or subscribe to the public podcast feed to get episodes in 2022.  Part of the We Are Libertarians Podcast Network. read less
The Complete History of Columbus Day - Why We Celebrate It and Should We Continue?
Oct 10 2022
The Complete History of Columbus Day - Why We Celebrate It and Should We Continue?
From the Chris Spangle Show: Last Columbus Day, I decided to learn more about the history of the man and the day celebrating him. Since then, I've visited historical sites in Santa Domingo in the Dominican Republic and San Juan in Puerto Rico. I read books and watched documentaries to gain a better perspective of who Columbus was. In this episode, I share what I've learned, beginning with the history of the day, who wants to change it (or not) and why, and then share a basic history of Columbus and his voyages.   Links: Book by Laurence Bergreen: Columbus: The Four Voyages, 1492-1504 - Columbus in America (Full Documentary) - Secrets & Mysteries of Christopher Columbus - 9 reasons Christopher Columbus was a murderer, tyrant, and scoundrel - Columbus Day - Christopher Columbus - Bartolomé de las Casas - What Columbus Day Really Means - How Columbus Day Fell Victim to Its Own Success - How Italians Became ‘White’ (Published 2019) - What Are We to Make of Columbus Today? - Join WAL Plus now for commercial-free shows and our complete archives - ---- This episode is brought to you by Iconic Insurance. Fifteen percent of Americans are left to find health insurance on their own. You might feel overwhelmed, lost, or frustrated, and if that's you, feel in control of your health with Matt Allen's help. Visit to get started. --- Chris Spangle and Leaders and Legends, LLC edited and produced this podcast. If you're interested in starting a podcast or taking yours to the next level, please contact us at ---- Looking to start a podcast? Download my podcast Podcasting and Platforms now, and check out my recommendations for buying the right equipment. ---- Q Sleep Spray assists in achieving a more restful sleep so you can wake up refreshed. Q SLEEP contains incredible ingredients, including melatonin, 5-HTP, and L-theanine, as well as a proprietary herbal extract, which synergistically promotes restful sleep and helps your mind and body rejuvenate. Buy Now - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit