U.S. historian Michael Kazin talks about new book War Against War – The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918. The book tells the untold story of the movement that came close to keeping the United States out of the First World. Michael Kazin is a historian of politics and social movements and a professor at Georgetown […]
How do we build power to counter Trumpism, the further shift to the right? What does the massive turnout of the nation-wide Women’s Marches say about the Trump presidency? Today Allen Ruff speaks with journalist Arun Gupta, discussing his recent Raw Story column.
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 […]