When you think of professional modern dance, does “cold war politics” immediately come to you mind? No? Well, Victoria Phillips, Lecturer in History at Columbia University, writes about dance as propaganda for democracy in her latest book: “Martha Graham’s Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy”. Jan talks to her about this great read.
Whether you are a news junkie or just a casual scanner of headlines, there’s no doubt that you’ve run into the word “diplomacy.” From the NBA’s recent dealings with Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests to the subpoenas issued in the ongoing impeachment inquiry, diplomacy has made itself quite comfortable at the top of the “news-chain.” This […]
It is estimated that Afghanistan produces up to 85% of the world’s opium and heroin. With that in mind, today we take a close look at the global drug trade, its connections to Afghan state formation, and the role of the United States’ military presence and imperial project. Our guest is James Tharin Bradford, author […]