Part I. The Afghanistan Papers Guest: Craig Whitlock is an investigative reporter for The Washington Post. He has covered the global war on terrorism for the Post since 2001 as a foreign correspondent, Pentagon reporter, and national security specialist. In 2019, his coverage of the war in Afghanistan won the George Polk Award for Military Reporting, … Continued
Letters and Politics
10:00 AM Pacific Time: Monday-Thursday
Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
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: Mike Duncan is the author of the New York Times–bestselling book, The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic, and his latest, Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution. He is one of the most popular history podcasters in the world, his award-winning series, … 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: Mae Ngai is Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and a professor of history at Columbia University. She is the author of the award-winning book Impossible Subjects, The Lucky Ones, and her latest, The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics.
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: Nazif Shahrani, Professor of Anthropology, Central Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Indiana University. He is the author of Revolutions and Rebellions in Afghanistan and Modern Afghanistan: The Impact of 40 Years of War.
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
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