Revisionist History

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Anaxagoras
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Revisionist History

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I've really been enjoying the latest season of this podcast. Learning about a lot of obscure topics. This Malcolm Gladwell fellow has a lot of interesting ideas and perspectives. The thing I like most about it is, the vast majority of it is about things I've never heard about before, or had only the slightest knowledge of.

Like the latest episode is about Freud and Elvis Presley.

Did you know that Sammy Davis Jr. Supported John f Kennedy before he supported Nixon?

But Kennedy disinvited Davis from visiting him at the White House because, can you guess why?
Spoiler:
Sammy's wife was white. This was actually once controversial. Too controversial for JFK. Nixon on the other hand was a good friend of him, invited him to the White House, told them to treat Sammy as the VIP he was. And he remembered that.
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Re: Revisionist History

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http://revisionisthistory.com

Forgot the link
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Re: Revisionist History

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I remember when Sammy married Mai Britt. I guess it was scandalous but in my home it was sorta a shoulder shrug, more like "you know those Hollywood types" than "MISCEGENATION!!!"

Sammy was an interesting guy, his auto-bio is a good read "Yes I Can".

https://www.amazon.com/Yes-Can-Story-Sa ... B00915ZRQM

This is damn odd ... the link does not show up

here is what I wrote
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Re: Revisionist History

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JFK's brother RFK was a rather out racist. He hated Jews so Sammy was a "double-negative."

--J.D.