Letters and Politics – May 2, 2022

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: Rebecca Wragg Sykes is an archaeologist, author and Honorary Fellow in the School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool.  Her new book, KINDRED: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art  won the 2021 PEN Hessell-Tiltman prize for history; awarded Book of the Year by Current Archaeology; selected as one of 2021’s 100 Notable Books by … Continued


Part I. French Presidential Elections Guest: Tony Cross is an independent journalist and lecturer in Paris, a veteran of Radio France Internationale and Pacifica’s late Free Speech Radio News. His writing is available at TheRavingReporter.com. On Tweeter @tonycrossjourno. Part II. Fascism: History, Ideology, Resistance Guest: Paul Mason is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, and film-maker.  Previously … Continued


Guest: Barry Strauss is a professor of history and classics at Cornell University, The Corliss Page Dean Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a leading expert on ancient military history. He has written or edited several books, including The Battle of Salamis, The Trojan War, The Spartacus War, Masters of Command, The Death of Caesar, Ten Caesars, and his latest, The … Continued


Guest: Aviva Chomsky is a professor of history and the coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University. She is the author of several books including Undocumented; They Take Our Jobs!; and her latest, Is Science Enough?: Forty Critical Questions About Climate Justice.  Aviva Chomsky has been active in the Latin American solidarity and immigrants’ … Continued