Letters and Politics – April 20, 2021

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: Timothy Brennan is the author of several books, including At Home in the World: Cosmopolitanism Now; Borrowed Light: Vico, Hegel, and the Colonies; and Salman Rushdie and the Third World: Myths of the Nation, and his latest, Places of Mind: A Life of Edward Said.  Professor Brennan teaches in the humanities at the University of Minnesota.  


Part I – Reflecting on Biden’s First 100 Days Guest:  David Dayen is the executive editor of The American Prospect. He currently is authoring the Prospect Magazine special series First 100: An In-Depth Look at President Biden and the New Administration.  David Dayen is the author of Monopolized: Life in an Age of Corporate Power and Chain of Title, winner of the Ida … Continued


Guest:  Michio Kaku is a professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York, co-founder of string field theory, and the author of several widely acclaimed science books, including Beyond Einstein, The Future of Humanity, The Future of the Mind, Hyperspace, Physics of the Future, Physics of the Impossible, and his latest, The God Equation: The Quest … Continued


Part I – Border Outsourcing, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism Guest: Harsha Walia is the award-winning author of Undoing Border Imperialism (2013). Trained in the law, she is a community organizer and campaigner in migrant justice, anti-capitalist, feminist, and anti-imperialist movements, including No One Is Illegal and Women’s Memorial March Committee. Her latest book is … Continued