Letters and Politics – January 29, 2024

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: Adam Shatz is the US editor of the London Review of Books and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and other publications. He is the author of Writers and Missionaries: Essays on the Radical Imagination and The Rebel’s Clinic: The Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon.  He is the host of the … Continued


Part I. (LIVE) Protest at L3Harris in San Leandro, California. L3Harris is a local manufacturer responsible for developing weapons technology that has targeted medical workers and infrastructure in Gaza. Guest:  Dr. Jess Ghannam is a Professor of Psychiatry and Global Health at the University of California, San Francisco. He has worked in Gaza and the … Continued


Guest: Shireen Al-Adeimi is a non-resident fellow at the Quincy Institute and assistant professor of language and literacy at Michigan State University’s College of Education.   Photo credit: Bab-el-Mandeb Strait on Wikimedia. The Bab-el-Mandeb, meaning “Gate of Tears” in Arabic, is a strait between Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula, Djibouti and Eritrea, north of Somalia, in the Horn of Africa, and connecting the Red Sea to the Guardafui Channel and Gulf of Aden. … Continued


The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, holds public hearings on the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by South Africa in the case South Africa v. Israel on 11 and 12 January 2024, at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the seat of the Court. … Continued