Historian Alfred McCoy argues that the end of the US as an empire may come sooner than most of us realize. He discusses the rise and fall of American global power. Resources: Alfred W. McCoy, In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power Haymarket, 2017
It has been more than a week now since police slaying of 22-year-old Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man in Sacramento Ca. Clark was killed on the night of March 18 after law enforcement responded to complaints of an individual breaking car windows. Two police officers chased Clark into his grandparents backyard— where they shot … Continued
Since its inception, one of the main preoccupations of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been black rebellion. From the early days of the Harlem Renaissance until at least J. Edgar Hoover’s death in 1972, the FBI has had a fascinated fear of African American literature. William J. Maxwell discusses how the FBI extensively surveilled … Continued
Today we are in conversation with British author and journalist Gordon Corera on the history and future of cyber warfare and espionage. Corera is a Security Correspondent with the BBC news and specializes in computer technology. He is the author of the book “Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage.“ About … Continued
With host Kris Welch.
Social media is not worth the hidden costs to our privacy and our society, says Jacob Silverman. He tells us why. PLUS: Canadians are in the streets over climate change this weekend, and we celebrate a children’s victory on climate change in Washington State. And an essay on eroticism by Mario Vargas Llosa. With host … Continued