Esoteric Dissertations from a One-Track Mind

August 21, 2007

Mark Steel

Filed under: history — codesmithy @ 8:53 am

Mark Steel is a gifted comedian (and also apparently a socialist).  He has a series of talks on youtube on such diverse subjects as the French Revolution, Che Guevara, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin and Karl Marx.  He does a great job of humanizing these seeming larger-than-life figures and events (regardless of how you may feel about them).  I highly recommend checking them out at your leisure if you still can.

I most enjoyed the one on Karl Mark, although other links are below.

parts (2,3,4,5)

Albert Einstein: parts 1,2,3,4,5,6

Darwin (Evolution of Man): parts 1,2,3

Che Guevara: parts 1,2,3

Vive La Revolution (French Revolution): 1, 2, 3

See if you can catch him using the same jokes.  Although, I am surprised how many of the men ended up marrying their cousins.

Thanks to Paulitics: Paul’s Socialist Investigations for the good find.

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