Host Allen Ruff speaks with renowned activist, journalist, historian, filmmaker, novelist, socialist political activist, and anti-imperialist voice, Tariq Ali. A famed activist on the Left, Ali is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and is editorial director of the publisher Verso Press. He’s written more than two dozen books on contemporary world […]
Host Allen Ruff interviews the irrepressible African-American historian Gerald Horne. Dr. Horne holds the Moores Professorship of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. He’s the author of numerous titles exploring the centrality of race and class for understanding the contemporary world, and his most recent book is The Apocalypse of Settler […]
In the wake of the recent massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the right to bear arms and what to do about gun regulation is again under hot debate. Host Alejandro Alonso Galva speaks with historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, who says that the key to understanding the purpose of the Second Amendment is understanding white […]
The domestic terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia, has brought important conversations on white supremacy and hate groups to national news. Esty Dinur hosts an open line featuring listener reactions to the recent events.
Can bigotry be unlearned? The people of Groundwork Madison think so. Groundwork is a “white anti-racism collective” working toward educating and dismantling white-supremacy feelings of people, seemingly more important now than ever. Jonathan Garber and Oona Mackesey Green talk with Jan Miyasaki about their organization and an upcoming film showing, “Southern Discomfort”.
Prior to the American Revolution, why were more and more Africans joining the British military? In 1776 was the abolition of slavery all but inevitable in London? How does the longer history inform the present? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!