It’s the eve of Trump and Trumpism. Today Allen Ruff hears responses of the current political climate and concerns with local activists Matt Braunginn and Teddy Shibabaw. Teddy Shibabaw is an organizer Socialist Alternative in Madison, fighting capitalism and building support for socialist ideas. He is a key organizer of an anti-Trump demonstration at Library […]
What are the roots of “Trumpism?” In what longer context might we understand this ascent of the Right? What should inform the work of those already threatened, jeopardized and in opposition to the regime about to occupy the White House? On the January 12, 2017 of A Public Affair, Allen Ruff discusses these and other questions […]
It’s that time of year: resolutions are being formed and reflections are made. People take a moment to look back at the past year, and forward to the new year that comes. Today Allen Ruff talks with local activists Rebecca Kemble and Will Williams, as well as you, the listener, to hear your concerns and […]
How do we understand the ascent of Donald Trump as part of longer trend? What does the coming administration portend? And what is the way forward? On the December 29th edition of A Public Affair, Allen Ruff spoke with the radical social critic and educator Henry Giroux on the current course and direction. His recent article […]
The ultra right-wing movement appears to be ascendant globally. Here to talk about this global trend with Allen Ruff is David Ost. David Ost is a Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and is a frequent visiting professor in eastern Europe, particularly Poland. He is an internationally known scholar in the […]
Going beyond rehashing the how’s and why’s of the election, where do we go from here? What is to be done? What do we need? Matt Rothschild joins Allen Ruff to discuss how to respond to the threats that Trump poses.