Today, we hear part two of Ancient Rome: From Republic to Empire series. In this episode, we continue our conversation with Edward J. Watts diving into what tore the ancient Roman Republic apart. We talk about what happened in the more than one hundred years in which the Roman republic descended into chaos caused by factional fighting … Continued
Letters and Politics
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Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
Today we offer our 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 a professor of history at … Continued
With Kyle Harper, author of The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire. Kyle Harper is a historian of the classical world and the Senior Vice President and Provost at his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma.
Today, Host Mitch Jeserich talks to Middle East expert Juan Cole, about how the assassination of Soleimani will affect the US dynamic in the region. Juan Cole is the founder and chief editor of Informed Comment. He is Richard P. Mitchell Professor of History at the University of Michigan and an adjunct professor, Gulf Studies Center, … Continued
Guests: Rick Perlstein is a historian, journalist, and author of several books such as Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America; The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan. And his newest to be yet published in August this year Reaganland: America’s Right Turn 1976-1980. David … Continued
Today we are in conversation with professor Gary Dorrien about the history of social democracy both in Europe and the United States. Gary Dorrien is the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and professor of religion at Columbia University. He is the author of several books on social ethics and theology including Economy, Difference, … Continued
Today, Mitch Jeserich talks about Guantanamo Bay with Peter Jan Honigsberg, a professor at the university of San Francisco School of Law, founder and director of Witness to Guantanamo. His latest book is called A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices from Guantanamo. KPFA Event with PETER JAN HONIGSBERG A Place Outside the Law: … Continued
Guest: Gerald Nicosia, journalist, and author of several books including Memory Babe and his latest Kerouac: The Last Quarter Century.
Today, Mitch Jeserich talks to Historian Jeremy D. Popkin about the dynamics around the French Revolution, such as the role that women played in it and its connection to the Haitian Revolution. Jeremy D. Popkin holds the William T. Bryan Chair of History at the University of Kentucky, he is the author of a number … Continued
Today, Mitch Jeserich talks to Andrew J. Bacevich about presidential power and war. Andrew Bacevich is a retired army colonel, and now a professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University and chairman of the Quincy Institute for Intelligent Statecraft. He is the author of a number of books, his latest is called … Continued