The Trump base is willing to take short-term pain, like losing health insurance, for the hope of the long-term goal of turning back the clock of equity, according to noted historian and author Gerald Horne. He talks with Jan about Trump, race relations, and oppression in the U.S.
Today’s episode is a rebroadcast from July 5, 2018. With the national conversation about white supremacy on the rise, Allen talks to historian Linda Gordon about her latest book, The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition. They discuss the rise of the KKK in […]
Earlier this month, the story broke that border patrol agents were participating in a secret Facebook group where they joked about the death of migrants, made racist comments about members of Congress, and posted vulgar and offensive images. But it turns out that this was only the tip of the iceberg. A team of reporters […]
Gerald Horne, Professor at University of Houston and author of over 30 scholarly books, talks about his most recent book “White Supremacy Confronted: U.S. Imperialism and Anti-Communism vs. the Liberation of Southern Africa from Rhodes to Mandela”. He and Jan also discuss a number of other current topics, from the 4th of July celebration to […]
At the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. in August 2017, neo-Nazi demonstrators marched with symbols from the Middle Ages. Earlier this year, the Christchurch terrorist, who killed fifty-one people at a mosque in New Zealand, included Odin’s cross in his manifesto and made reference to Valhalla in his final social media post. Scholars […]
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 […]