After listening to Logical Insanity, all I can say is... wow. The enthusiasm Dan Carlin has for history is very inspiring. History is not a subject that I find myself extremely interested in, but this podcast was so powerful and informative that I found myself enjoying it. A theme that I thought occurred throughout was perspective. When Carlin stated, "In order to understand the perspective, we have to know the circumstances," it really made me think. Often times people assume and make judgement on situations that we do not know a lot about. For example, nuclear warfare is a topic that leads to a lot of questions. Carlin spoke about how and when people decide that it is okay to harm civilians, explaining that it really ends up being a question of one's morality, which I completely agree with. The Holocaust was mentioned several times in this podcast. This surprised me at first, but after realizing the similar affects that nuclear warfare and the Holocaust had, it makes complete sense. By relating two topics such as nuclear warfare and the Holocaust, I was able to realize things that I wouldn't have been able to without this comparison. Both events killed a vast amount of people. However, Carlin explained that nuclear warfare could have saved lives during the Holocaust. I had never thought of this. It is difficult to find something positive out of nuclear warfare, but this could definitely be seen as a positive. Overall, I believe that Dan Carlin explained this topic in such a way that was very easy to understand. Most importantly though, he touched on topics that really made me think.
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