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

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

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 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