Rising Up With Sonali

Fallout: Disasters, Lies, and the Legacy of the Nuclear Age

As Donald Trump abandons the hard-won nuclear agreement between the US, European nations and Iran, we’ll take a deep look today at the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran with Medea Benjamin who has just written a new book. Benjamin will trace the struggle between monarchy, and democracy, theocracy and how foreign interference from Britain and the US impacted the trajectory of Iran. We’ll also discuss prospects for Iran’s economic and political future with the US’s pulling out of the nuclear deal. Then author Lizzie Collingham joins us from London to discuss her new book, The Taste of Empire: How Britain’s Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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