Historians frequently see the late 1900 and earliest century as a period of time that represents the fiercest battle between labor and capital. Today we examine this period to the times of Eugene V. Debs, the perennial socialist candidate who in 1920 ran for president while serving a ten-year jail term for speaking against America’s … Continued

We continue our series of conversations on the history of socialism, this time with Professor and author Gary Dorrien. In this episode, we discuss the American religious tradition of the social gospel and the black social gospel. These traditions would provide the intellectual underpinnings for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Guest: Gary Dorrien is Reinhold … Continued

Today we begin a series of conversations on socialism. We are join by Bhaskar Sunkara who discusses what exactly socialism is, why America needs socialism, and what would a socialist system in the U.S. look like. Guest: Bhaskar Sunkara, founder and editor of the Jacobin Magazine, the most successful American ideological magazine launched in the … Continued

Today we begin our three part series Ancient Rome: From Republic to Empire, in which we explore the nature of the Roman Republic compared and contrasted to our own. We also look at how the Roman Republic evolved into an empire. Guest: Edward J. Watts holds the Alkiviadis Vassiliadis endowed Chair and is professor of history … Continued

The Democratic chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler scheduled a vote for Wednesday, May 8 to hold Attorney General William Barr in Contempt to Congress for not providing the Committee the entire unredacted Mueller report on the 2016 presidential election.  Nadler also is trying to get Robert Mueller to testify before the House … Continued

Attorney General William Barr did not show up to testify today before the House Judiciary Committee. The hearing was scheduled to question him about his handling the Robert Mueller report. The House didn’t go on to Subpoena Barr, nor to condemned him, though it could do so in the coming days. The Attorney General is … Continued

Attorney General William Barr Testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee today. This comes hours after a letter from special prosecutor Robert Mueller is released. In the letter Mueller criticizes AG William Barr for how he originally described the Mueller report. For analysis on this issue, we talk to William Yeomans. Guest: William Yeomans is Senior … Continued