A look at burning political issues and debates and their historical context within the US and worldwide, hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
Letters and Politics
10:00 AM Pacific Time: Monday-Thursday
Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
Guest: David Harvey is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology & Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), the Director of Research at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, and the author of numerous books including, Marx, Social Justice and the City, The Condition of Postmodernity, The Limits to Capital, A Brief History of Neoliberalism, Spaces of Global Capitalism, A … Continued
I. German Rearmament Guest: Stephen Milder is Assistant Professor of European Politics and Society at the University of Groningen and a Research Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center in Munich. He is the author of Greening Democracy: The Anti-Nuclear Movement in West Germany and Beyond, 1968-1983. II. The History of Policing Powers Guest: Erwin Chemerinsky is the … Continued
Guest: Jamie Kreiner is a professor of history at the University of Georgia. She is the author of several books including her latest, The Wandering Mind: What Medieval Monks Tell Us About Distraction.
Guest: Benjamin T. Smith is a professor of Latin American history at the University of Warwick. He specializes in nineteenth and twentieth century politics, land, indigenous groups, Catholicism, journalism, violence and the war on drugs. He is the author of several books including his latest, The Dope: The Real History of the Mexican Drug Trade. … Continued
Part I. The Answer to The Debt Ceiling Standoff Guest: James K. Galbraith is Professor of Government and Chair in Government/Business Relations at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a former staff economist for the House Banking Committee and a former executive director of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress. He is the … Continued
Guest: Frank Costigliola is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of The Kennan Diaries, Roosevelt’s Lost Alliances, and his latest, Kennan: A Life between Worlds.
Guest: Nick Tabor is a freelance journalist. He is the author of Africatown: America’s Last Slave Ship and the Community It Created.
Guest: Glory Liu is a lecturer in social studies at Harvard University. She is the author of Adam Smith’s America: How a Scottish Philosopher Became an Icon of American Capitalism.
Guest: Philip Short has written several definitive biographies including Mao: A Life and Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare. He latest biography is called Putin.
Guest: Gary Dorrien is the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Religion at Columbia University. He is the author of eighteen books that range across the fields of ethics, social theory, theology, philosophy, politics, and history. His most recent book is Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King Jr. … Continued