Fascism seems to have risen up zombie-like from the past, but philosopher and political theorist Gabriel Rockhill argues that it’s been with us all along. Today on the show, Allen traces a counter-history of fascism—including its relationships to liberalism, capitalism, and colonialism and how we understand/misunderstand its role in the U.S.—with Gabriel Rockhill. Gabriel Rockhill […]
President Trump’s COVID diagnosis earlier this month has sparked a series of questions: What happens when a president gets sick? What could it mean for the election? For today’s show, we get to the bottom of these questions. Our first guest, professor Allison Prasch, outlines the history of presidential illness and what gets communicated to […]
What would actually make America great? More people. At least, that’s what Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias argues in his new book, One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger. Today, Matthew join us on the show to talk about his big ideas for population growth and building a strong economy. Matthew Yglesias is co-founder and […]
Our guest today is H. Bruce Franklin, author of Crash Course: From the Good War to the Forever War and a long-time activist opponent of U.S. empire. For this hour, he and Thursday host Allen Ruff look to the past to understand our current moment, including the rise of fascism in 1933 Germany and now, […]
Long before the Civil War, thousands of African Americans owned property and worked the land as homestead farmers in the Northwest Territory, or the present-day states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin. On today’s episode, guest host Richelle Wilson and news director Molly Stentz uncover the forgotten history of Black pioneers on the first […]
Did you know that the United States has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world? We are home to 5 percent of the global population, but we hold 25 percent of the world’s inmates. Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!