In the wake of the seventeenth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks in the US, we reflect on what has happened in the intervening years. Allen talks to anti-war activist David Swanson about the world post-9/11, including the function of monuments, war propaganda, and the weapons business. David Swanson is an author, radio host, […]
On today’s episode, Esty catches up with H. Bruce Franklin about his latest book, Crash Course, in which he details the historical and cultural implications of the Vietnam War and how it set in motion the perpetual, global wars waged by the U.S. up through the present day. H. Bruce Franklin is a professor of […]
In 2007, foreign correspondent Deborah Campbell traveled to Damascus to cover the flow of Iraqis into Syria. Her book, A Disappearance in Damascus, details the disappearance of her fixer, Ahlam, while in Syria, as well as the difficulties Syrian citizens face in the midst of war.
Have you been following US escalation in Syria? What are its implications for the broader Middle East and beyond? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to hear more!
Have you ever thought about how to talk with your kids about war and conflict? It’s a delicate topic that many parents aren’t comfortable breeching. Joey Guido, who runs that Daddy Brain program to help dads deal with family issues, has two guests: the first guest, Niki Walker, has written a book called Why Do […]
On Thursday April 18th, host Allen Ruff interviewed Jeremiah Goulka, author of the timely piece on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, “Iraq Is Such a House of Trauma, It Doesn’t Take Much to Get PTSD.” Allen discussed with Goulka his observations and experience with what amounts to something approaching “national trauma.”