Is Jihad More Exciting than Governing? Also, Black Americans in America’s Early History

Following reporting on how many Taliban members in Afghanistan have come to miss the days of jihad, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the nature of this sentiment and consider how it is not uncommon dissatisfied groups because making something work is often harder than blowing it up (01:53).  The guys also take a look at some interesting facts about the participation of Black Americans in the first half of American’s history and consider why learning about American history from more angles benefits the nation (26:04).

Taliban Bureaucrats Hate Working Online All Day, ‘Miss the Days of Jihad’ (Vice)

African Americans in the Revolutionary War (National Park Service)

10 Facts: Black Patriots in the American Revolution (American Battlefield Trust)

Black Soldiers in the Revolutionary War (US Army)

Buffalo Soldiers (National Park Service)

Black Leaders During Reconstruction (

The Legacy of the Reconstruction Era’s Black Political Leaders (Time)