Letters and Politics

A History of Afghanistan & a Continuing Conversation on the Political Turmoil in Venezuela

Today we talk to Nazif Shahrani about the history and the current situation in Afghanistan. Nazif Shahrani is professor of Anthropology and of Central Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Global & International Studies at Indiana University.

Then we continue our series of conversations on the political dynamic in Venezuela with guest George Ciccariello-Maher, he is Associate Professor of Politics and Global Studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. He is the author of “We Created Chavez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution” (2013),  “Building the Commune: Radical Democracy in Venezuela”  (2016) and his latest “Decolonizing Dialectics” (2017).

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