Support KPFA, Donate Today!!! BOOK Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston Edited by Deborah G. Plant $150 Best of Letters and Politics 2018 Book Collection includes: Tyrant by Stephen Greenblatt, How Fascism Works by Jason Stanley, The Darkening Age by Catherine Nixey, Barracoon by Zora Neal Hurston, and A Radical History … Continued


Letters and Politics

Fun Drive Special – Top 2018 Book Collection

Letters and Politics is offering the 5 best books we have reviewed in 2018 Pack for $500. Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics by Stephen Greenblatt, Harvard University professor, and a world-renowned Shakespeare scholar. Stephen Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution. In his … Continued


The Epic of Gilgamesh is the Ur-epic inscribed onto damp clay tablets several millennia before Odysseus or the priest of Ecclesiastes found their voices.  The Sumerian versions date back almost 5000 years. Scholar Kent H. Dixon explains what’s the Epic story of Gilgamesh, and how Bildungsroman of a bad king learning to become a proper human being … Continued