The January 6 insurrection in Washington, DC was a sobering reminder that there is an active white supremacy movement in the United States—and it hasn’t gone away just because Trump is out of office. The truth is, atrocity crimes can happen anywhere, even here, as genocide expert Alex Hinton argues in his new book. For […]
Substitute host Gil Halsted speaks with Jerome Dillard, a lead organizer of Ex-Prisoners Organizing, about advocating for the rights of the incarcerated and the formerly-incarcerated ; and later speaks with Dr. Elizabeth Minnich about her recent book about genocide and how it happens, The Evil of Banality.
It’s Pledge Drive! To kick off the week today host Patty Peltekos talks with Scott Straus, author of “Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa.” His new book looks at why and how genocide happens and is the 2015 award-winner for Best Book by the International Studies Association. Scott Straus is a […]
How do you belong to a community without conforming to it? How do you acknowledge tragedy without exploiting it? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to hear more!
On Tuesday, June 4th sub host Tim Hansel interviewed UW-Madison philosophy professor Claudia Card about her book “Confronting Evils: Terrorism, Torture, Genocide”. Throughout the hour they discussed what makes something evil, examples of evil within our world today, and what our responsibility to combat evil is.