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Showcasing the latest developments in the realm of academic and professional research and literature, about the Middle East and global affairs. We discuss Israeli, Arab and Palestinian society, the Jewish world, the Middle East and its conflicts, and issues of global and public affairs with scholars, writers and deep-thinkers.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings

Showcasing the latest developments in the realm of academic and professional research and literature, about the Middle East and global affairs. We discuss Israeli, Arab and Palestinian society, the Jewish world, the Middle East and its conflicts, and issues of global and public affairs with scholars, writers and deep-thinkers.

    Are All Undemocratic Autocrats Autocratic In Their Own Way?

    Are All Undemocratic Autocrats Autocratic In Their Own Way?

    The putative omnipotence of Vladimir Putin has led many to view Russia as a uniquely autocratic country. In Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin’s Russia, Columbia University’s Timothy M. Frye argues that Russia is neither completely unique, nor primordially prone to strongman leadership – the explanations are far more complex.
    This episode is made possible by the Israel office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, which promotes peace, freedom, and justice through political education.

    • 37 min
    This Land Is My Land, It Isn’t Your Land

    This Land Is My Land, It Isn’t Your Land

    A historian’s hunch led Nancy MacLean to the archives of James McGill Buchanan, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who also incidentally became the patron saint of the Koch brothers, modern libertarian thinking, and the far-right plan to rig the system beyond recognizable democracy. Her book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, sparked a controversy as deep as her subjects.
    This episode is made possible by the Israel office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, which promotes peace, freedom, and justice through political education.

    • 40 min
    Poland’s Hunting Season

    Poland’s Hunting Season

    Polish-Canadian historian, Prof. Jan Grabowski, discusses Jewish-Polish relations during the Nazi occupation, as well as the politics of memory in contemporary Poland and how he has been personally affected by it

    • 38 min
    From Babylon to Jerusalem and Back

    From Babylon to Jerusalem and Back

    David N Myers and Benjamin Ravid discuss the life and work of Simon Rawidowicz, a seminal, albeit somewhat forgotten, 20th-century Jewish intellectual, upon the publication of an edited volume of his selected writings

    • 41 min
    Self-Hating Democracy?

    Self-Hating Democracy?

    Why would citizens vote freely for political leaders plotting or even promising to attack their democracy? Why do certain policies, parties or people take priority over democratic norms at the ballot box? And can democracy count on voters to save it?

    • 38 min
    Populist-Progressive Feminist Alliance or Opportunistic Nationalism?

    Populist-Progressive Feminist Alliance or Opportunistic Nationalism?

    Since when do xenophobic nationalist political actors in Europe devote themselves to gender equality, protection of women and human rights?

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

OttolineMorrell ,

Love the show!

This show gives me hope for the world! A rare smart - though made for the lay person - balanced and sane perspective. We need more of this in the world!

R. Fellow ,

Great progressive podcast on Israeli society

Fair, balanced and relevant. Thank you.

וועלוול ,

Sometimes frustrating, always insightful

I have learned about Israel, Judaism, America, history, gender, music, and countless other topics from this wide-ranging and probing podcast. I have always enjoyed Gilad’s interviewing but am exceedingly grateful for the addition of Dahlia, both into group interviews and for her solo episodes. She has brought expertise about conflict and conflict resolution, as well as a keen and questioning voice to the podcast! Sometimes I am challenged to the right by the politics (hence the frustration) and other times to the left (hence the insightfulness) and I always find myself coming back for more!

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