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Welcome to the 21st Century
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I explain how history can be used to understand contemporary issues with examples from some of the modern world’s great crises.

Anirudh Kanisetti
BITS Pilani (Goa), history blogger, artist, podcaster.

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Kailash Sharma
2 years ago
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Anirudh: Could you clarify more on Muammar Gaddafi. Grew curious as there are documentaries on Youtube which portrays a different picture saying he was loved by the masses because of his efforts to make Libya self sufficient and then when he tried to introduce a new currency in the form of gold which would turn the tide of the world economy, it was the NATO that conspired to showcase him as a boogeyman and sack him by turning his own people against him (According to the documentaries, it was the Taliban who merged in along with the local masses and started massacring the local civilians and made it look like the the attacks were carried out under the orders of Gaddafi). Could you please have a look at the documentaries and help us with the true picture of this man (perceived as a dictator commonly) Thanks in advance. .
You're absolutely right in pointing out that Gaddafi might not have been as band as NATO made him out to be. But the fact remains that Gaddafi's family would probably not have clung to power that long if not for Western support in the first place (especially in his early years). The West kept him in power as long as it suited them, and discarded him when global opinion turned against him, as you pointed out. I'd be interested in watching those documentaries if you could provide the links.
Praveen Kpk
3 years ago
Sure. Here you go (It's for 1.5 hours):
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  1. Welcome to the 21st Century

  2. Welcome back! I'm Anirudh. I'm a history blogger, artist and BITS Pilani (Goa) graduate. You can find me at

  3. Understanding Today Let's look at current affairs and see how they can be understood with history

  4. West What explains Trump, Putin, and Brexit?

  5. Why Trumpi? The liberalization of the global economy, and conservative sentiment in the US If you think m"illegal because m aMexican earn the true history bec anse HOMELAND ecause m in my 12,000 30,000 6,000-12,000 3.500. 6,000 2,000 , 3,500 1,000-2,000 500-1,000 TRUMFP 0.500

  6. Why Putin? The dream of a strong leader who restores the Russian Empire Temibony of the Rassa m od 1917 RUSSIAN EM PIRE IN SOVIET RUSSIA President assasinates you! VERY

  7. Why Brexit2 Nationalist sentiment in Europe FRONTNATIONAL.COM

  8. 2 East What explains Jihadism, the Middle East, and Chinese aggression?

  9. Why the Arab Spring? estern imperialism and the lack of development

  10. Why is China so aggressive? Dreams of former glory, paranoia, and popular demands La Meca Mecca Ch Ad n ochin Islas Maldivas Maldives Islands Mogadishu Mombasa VIAJES DE ZHENG HE 1405-1433 JOURNEYS OF ZHENG HE 1405-1433

  11. Thanks! Any questions? You can find me at: @indicusmaximus The Augustan Blog