Letters and Politics – June 11, 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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Part I. The Road to Freedom Guest: Joseph E. Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize–winning economist.  He served as chief economist of the World Bank.  Currently, he teaches at Columbia University and a Senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute.  He is the author of several books including his latest, The Road to Freedom: Economics and the … Continued


Ari Berman is the national voting rights correspondent for Mother Jones and a reporting fellow at Type Media Center. He’s the author of several books including, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America; Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics; and his latest, Minority Rule: The Right-Wing Attack on … Continued


Guest: Anthony D’Agostino is an Emeritus Professor of History at San Francisco State University.  He is an expert on the history of the Russian Revolution and the Cold War and the author of several books including Soviet Succession Struggles: Kremlinology and the Russian Question from Lenin to Gorbachev published in 1988 and republished in 2024. … Continued


Guest: John Nichols is the national affairs correspondent for The Nation Magazine.  He is the author of several books including his latest, co-written with Senator Bernie Sanders, “It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism.”  His Latest piece in the Nation is: Donald Trump Was Convicted Because of Democracy—Not in Spite of It    Photo (C): … Continued


Guest: Sudhir Hazareesingh is a British-Mauritian historian. He is a Fellow and Tutor in Politics at Balliol College, Oxford and a Fellow of the British Academy.  He has written extensively about French intellectual and cultural history, among his books are The Legend of Napoleon, In the Shadow of the General and How the French Think. He won the Prix du Mémorial … Continued


Guest: Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the New School University in New York City.  Richard Wolff is the founder of Democracy at Work and host of the weekly national syndicated television and radio program Economic Update that airs weekly on KPFA.