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.
Today we hear from longtime organizer and Chicano environmental activist, Bill Gallegos. He and Allen discuss the current connected crises — political, social, and ecological – that we face and the urgent need to build bridges, not walls. Bill Gallegos has been an activist since the 1960s. He was involved in Crusade for Justice, a […]
“The tradition of all dead generations weigh like a nightmare on the brain of the living.” – Karl Marx, 1852 As families join together on Thanksgiving, Allen Ruff presents a discussion on Standing Rock, and how the history of our nation is tied to the present. What are we thankful for? What else should we […]
How did Donald Trump inspire the rise of the “alt right”? What role will they play in the upcoming Trump presidency? Today’s guest is Chip Berlet, an investigative journalist, research analyst, and activist scholar specializing in the study of extreme right-wing movements in the United States. As a human rights activist, Chip Berlet has spent […]