Letters and Politics – August 16, 2018

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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A conversation on how white supremacists throughout history and now appropriated the classical world to promote their own ideology.  We speak to classicist Sarah Teets. Guest: Sarah Teets is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, her focus is on the classical world. Her article Classical Slavery and Jeffersonian … Continued


This week the American Psychological Association (APA) will consider a measure to allow psychologist to return working at Guantanamo Bay and other detention facilities where so called enemy combatants are held. Mitch Jeserich talks to Dan Albers about his opposition to this new rule proposal as well as the history of the use of psychology … Continued


Mitch Jeserich talks to renowned economist and former finance minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis, he gives the full, blistering account of his momentous clash with the mightiest economic and political forces on earth. Guest: Yanis Varoufakis is a Greek economist, academic, politician and author of several books including his latest Adults in the Room. In March 2018 Varoufakis … Continued


Mitch Jeserich is in conversation with Hurston scholar Deborah Plant to talk about the tragedy of slavery and its pernicious legacy that continues to haunt America. Guest: Deborah Plant is a Hurston scholar at the University of South Florida. She is the editor of the book Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston. About Barracoon It … Continued


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