History Maj. Danny Podcast

The Truth About the ‘War of 1812’

A survey of one of only 5 "declared" wars in U.S. history, the "war of 1812," concentrating on why it was significant especially to American political party history, and relations with the Native Americans, slaves and Canada.

The Free Man Beyond the Wall podcast with guest Maj. Danny Sjursen USA (ret.) / Reposted with permission

Pete invited retired Army Major Danny Sjursen to return to the show. Danny is a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghan “Surges” but also taught American History at West Point and is a history fanatic.

Danny does a survey of one of only 5 “declared” wars in U.S. history, the “war of 1812,” concentrating on why it was significant especially to American political party history, and relations with the Native Americans, slaves and Canada.

An undated wash drawing depicts the burning of Washington, DC, in August of 1814. (Image: © Bettmann/CORBIS) Common Use
Danny Sjursen
Danny Sjursen

Danny Sjursen is a retired U.S. Army officer and contributing editor at Antiwar.com. His work has appeared in the NY Times, LA Times, The Nation, Huff Post, The Hill, Salon, Popular Resistance, and Tom Dispatch, among other publications. He served combat tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan and later taught history at his alma mater, West Point. He is the author of a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge. His forthcoming book, Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War is now available for pre-order. Sjursen was recently selected as a 2019-20 Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Fellow. Follow him on Twitter @SkepticalVet. Visit his professional website for contact info, to schedule speeches or media appearances, and access to his past work.

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