Letters and Politics – September 14, 2023

Letters and Politics

A look at burning political issues and debates and their historical context within the US and worldwide, hosted by Mitch Jeserich.

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  Guest: David S. Brown teaches history at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. He is the author of several books including The Last American Aristocrat, Paradise Lost: A Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Richard Hofstadter: An Intellectual Biography, and his latest, The First Populist: The Defiant Life of Andrew Jackson.   Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Guest: Chad L. Williams is the Samuel J. and Augusta Spector Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Brandeis University.  He is the author of the award-winning book Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era and his latest, The Wounded World: W. E. B. Du Bois and the First World War.

Guest: James Risen is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. Throughout his career, Risen’s explosive investigative reporting has triggered a series of political firestorms. Among his best-selling books are State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration; Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War; and his latest, The Last Honest Man: The CIA, the … Continued

Part 1. Latin America Current Trends Guest: Miguel Tinker-Salas is Emeritus Professor of History and Chicana/o Latina/o Studies at Pomona College.  He is an expert on the political and social issues of Latin America and the author of several books including, Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know; and The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture and Society in Venezuela.  Part … Continued