Letters and Politics

The Birth of American Empire with Stephen Kinzer

Today our host Mitch Jeserich is in conversation with Stephen Kinzer, author of the new book The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire, which investigates the beginnings of American imperialism overseas. Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent–he served as The New York Times bureau chief in Turkey, Germany, and Nicaragua, as well as for The Boston Globe as their Latin American correspondent. He is currently a Senior Fellow at Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University and writes a column on world affairs for The Boston Globe.

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