Tensions between the US and Iran are escalating with the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the recent approved-then-cancelled air strike. With the threat of war looming on the horizon, Allen spends the hour with Middle East specialist Scott Harrop to make sense of these developments. Scott Harrop is a specialist on […]
In observance of Memorial Day, today we focus on health care for veterans. Our guest is Suzanne Gordon, author of Wounds of War: How the VA Delivers Health, Healing, and Hope to the Nation’s Veterans. She highlights the wide-ranging health needs of veterans, including hearing loss, PTSD, exposure to toxins, and other injuries, and how […]
The US appears to be escalating its drive to start a war with Iran. To shed light on the situation, Allen speaks to two long-time observers of US intervention in the Middle East, David Barsamian and Jennifer Loewenstein. David Barsamian is an investigative journalist and critic of US imperial policy, especially in the Middle East […]
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.