Guest: Karen J. Greenberg is director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law, an international studies fellow at New America, and a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her books include Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State, The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days, and her latest, Subtle Tools: The Dismantling … Continued


Guest: Richard Wolff is professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York City. His latest book is The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself. You can find … Continued


Guest: Vijay Prashad, director of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research which describes itself as an international, movement-driven institution focused on stimulating intellectual debate that serves people’s aspirations. He is also the author of such books as The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World and The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of … Continued


Guest: Edward J. Watts is Alkiviadis Vassiliadis Endowed Chair and Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny, The Final Pagan Generation, Hypatia: The Life and Legend of an Ancient Philosopher, and his latest, The Eternal Decline and Fall of Rome: The History of a Dangerous … Continued


Guest: Rafia Zakaria is an American Muslim author, human rights attorney, political philosopher and a journalist.  Her writings appear in several outlets and is a regular columnist for Dawn in Pakistan and the Baffler in the United States.  She is the author of The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan, her latest (out today) is Against White Feminism: … Continued


Letters and Politics

Afghanistan and America’s Role in a World Transformed

Guest: Andrew Bacevich is a retired army colonel of the US Army, currently, he is a professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University and founder and president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, a Washington think tank dedicated to foreign policy.  He is the author of The Limits of Power, Washington Rules, … Continued