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


Guest: Douglas W. Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. His book Bringing Nature Home was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers’ Association. He is also the author of two New York Times bestsellers: The Living Landscape and Nature’s Best Hope.  His latest book is The Nature of … Continued


Guest: William Bauer, professor of history at the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he is the Director of American Indian & Indigenous Studies.  He is also a citizen of the Round Valley Reservation in northern California.  He is the co-author of the book We Are the Land: A History of Native California. Previously he … Continued


Part I. Analysis on the infrastructure bill  Guest: John Nichols is the Washington Correspondent for the Nation Magazine.  He is the author of several books including his latest, “The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace’s Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics”.  His latest pieces can be found in The Nation.com   … Continued


Guest: Geoff Manaugh is a regular contributor for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Wired, and other publications.  He is the coauthor, with Nicola Twilley, of Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine.    Featured photo by Nicola Twilley. In the photo, Geoff Manaugh and Dr. Luigi Bertinato wearing plague gear … Continued


Part I – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Sexual Harassment Investigation Guest: Ross Barkan is a award-winning journalist, a columnist for the Guardian and Jacobin and a contributor for the Nation Magazine.  He is the author the book The Prince: Andrew Cuomo, Coronavirus, and the Fall of New York.   Part II – The Remarkable … Continued


Part I – The Politics of the Eviction Moratorium and Infrastructure Bill Guest: David Dayen is the executive editor of The American Prospect. He is the author of the latest book Monopolized: Life in an Age of Corporate Power and Chain of Title, winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize for a first book in the public interest (both … Continued