Allen Ruff hosts Matt Rothschild for a weekly roundup discussing the state of our state, nation, and the world. Rothschild is the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. He’s recently traveled around the state writing commentaries and discussing the current political scene the U.S. is witnessing today.
Today Allen Ruff hits a subject barely broached in discussions U.S. policy abroad and its effects on its neighbors: contemporary colonialism and dependency. Lara Merling and Kevin Cashman, two of the authors of the recent critical study from the Center for Economic & Policy Research, “Life After Debt in Puerto Rico: How Many More Lost […]
In July, the political party of Law and Justice attempted to dismantle checks and balances in the Polish political system by appointing its own people to the judiciary. In defiance of that, hundreds of thousands of Polish citizens took to the streets to protest, resulting in a brief halt of the forward movement of the […]
Nancy MacLean joins the program to discuss “Democracy in Chains,” the significant new book on the rise and influence of the anti-democratic libertarian right and how it has succeeded in shaping current debates, polices and politics. MacLean is a professor of history at Duke University. Her research is primarily focused on race, gender, labor history, […]
Sociologist and activist intellectual Rahul Mahajan joins Allen the program today. Previously author of two books on the Iraq war, Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Power in Iraq and Beyond and The New Crusade: America’s War on Terrorism, he currently writes and speaks on a broad range of topics – international, national, and state – and […]
Jordan T. Camp joins Allen Ruff on A Public Affair to discuss Development Drowned & Reborn: The Blues and Bourbon Restoration in Post-Katrina New Orleans by the late Clyde Woods. Co-edited by Camp and Laura Pulido. Jordan Camp is a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University, the author of Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggle and the […]