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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Dr. Nick Pitts is the host of today’s show.  His first guest is historian, lawyer, and author, Sam Kleiner. Sam has an incredible new book: THE FLYING TIGERS: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan. His second guest is Ashkhen Kazaryan, the Director of Civil Liberties at TechFreedom. She’ll bring her insight into Technology and Freedom of Speech.

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Nick Pitts
Dr. Nick Pitts
Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement - DBU

J. Nick Pitts serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement at Dallas Baptist University. Previous to this he held the position of Director for Cultural Engagement at Denison Forum on Truth and Culture. He came to the Denison Forum in 2014. He contributed to the Forum in the areas of geopolitics and popular culture, as well…

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Sam Kleiner Show Page
Sam Kleiner
Historian | Lawyer | Author
Sam Kleiner is a historian and lawyer based in New York City. Sam holds a doctorate in international relations from the University of Oxford, England, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a JD from Yale Law School. His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, and The Atlantic. He was raised in Tucson, Arizona

Sam's interest in World War II started when he was a kid and would listen to stories from his grandfather, who was a navigator on a B-25 in the Pacific during World War II. He read every book about World War II in his elementary school library. He went on to study American history at Northwestern University and then was awarded a Marshall Scholarship to continue his studies at the University of Oxford, where he completed a doctorate in International Relations, focusing on how the President makes the decision to go to war.

While attending law school at Yale, Sam stumbled across a collection of love letters between a nurse and a Flying Tigers pilots that were stored in the basement of an archive. The handwritten letters had faded over the decades, the paper almost crumbling but he knew that this was a story that needed to be told.

Inspired to learn everything he could about the Flying Tigers and their families, Sam was the only went to the Flying Tigers Association reunion in 2015, where he was the only outside historian. He became close with Frank Losonsky, who is now the last surviving Flying Tiger. Many of the family members supported his research, helping him find diaries and letters that had been tucked away for decades. In 2017, he was the keynote speaker at the Flying Tigers reunion. Sam interviewed Anna Chennault and the family gave him access to hundreds of original combat reports that had been sitting in a basement. These firsthand accounts of the pilots’ battles offer an unprecedented and intimate view on the Flying Tigers.
The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story
The thrilling story behind the American pilots who were secretly recruited to defend the nation’s desperate Chinese allies before Pearl Harbor and ended up on the front lines of the war against the Japanese in the Pacific.

Sam Kleiner’s The Flying Tigers uncovers the hidden story of the group of young American men and women who crossed the Pacific before Pearl Harbor to risk their lives defending China. Led by legendary army pilot Claire Chennault, these men left behind an America still at peace in the summer of 1941 using false identities to travel across the Pacific to a run-down airbase in the jungles of Burma. In the wake of the disaster at Pearl Harbor this motley crew was the first group of Americans to take on the Japanese in combat, shooting down hundreds of Japanese aircraft in the skies over Burma, Thailand, and China. At a time when the Allies were being defeated across the globe, the Flying Tigers’ exploits gave hope to Americans and Chinese alike.

A dramatic story of a covert operation whose very existence would have scandalized an isolationist United States, The Flying Tigers is the unforgettable account of a group of Americans whose heroism changed the world, and who cemented an alliance between the United States and China as both nations fought against seemingly insurmountable odds.
Ashkhen Kazaryan Show Page
Ashkhen Kazaryan
Director of Civil Liberties - TechFreedom
Ashkhen Kazaryan is the Director of Civil Liberties at TechFreedom. She manages and develops policy projects on free speech, artificial intelligence, surveillance reform and sharing economy. Ashkhen also handles outreach and coalition building for the organization. Ashkhen is an Internet Law and Policy Fellow and an expert at the Federalist Society’s Emerging Technology Working Group, part of the Regulatory Transparency Project. Ashkhen received her Specialist in Law degree summa cum laude from Lomonosov MSU in 2012, Masters of Law Degree from Yale Law School and is completing her PhD in Law at the Law School of Lomonosov Moscow State University (thesis on Legal Regulation of Art Markets). At Yale Law she served as an Articles Editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Senior Editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review and Editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Technology while also being Co-Chair of the Public Interest Fellowship. Ashkhen worked as the leading legal analyst at the High Intellectual Property Court, drafting decisions of the Presidium of the Court, creating precedents, including on information intermediaries and use of trademarks. In 2013-2014 she was a Fox Fellow at Yale. She is a proud supporter of New England Patriots and Broadway musical enthusiast.
Nick Daily Briefing
The Daily Briefing
The Daily Briefing is a newsletter sent straight to your inbox every morning that provides biblical insight on today's news. This five-minute read gives an overview of the news driving the day and provides Nick Notes. These Notes offer biblical insight of the highlighted article. In essence, each note tries to answer this question: how should we think about this from a biblical perspective?
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