Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
Letters and Politics 02-21-24
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KPFA Special – The Life & Works of Frantz Fanon
Guest: Adam Shatz is the US editor of the London Review of Books and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and other publications. He is the author of Writers and Missionaries: Essays on the Radical Imagination and The Rebels Clinic: The Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon. He is the host of the podcast Myself with Others.
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Frantz Fanon’s landmark text “The Wretched of the Earth.” Fanon has been described as “the most influential anticolonial thinker of his time”. For decades, the life and works of Fanon have inspired national liberation movements and other freedom and political movements in Palestine, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and the United States.
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KPFA Special – Ilan Pappé on the History of the Palestinian Resistance
Guest: Ilan Pappe is the Director of the European Center of Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter. He has published many books on the Middle East and the Palestine Question including, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, The Modern Middle East, Ten Myths about Israel, and A History of Modern Palestine.
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Fannie Lou Hamer: A Life
Guest: Dr. Keisha N. Blain is an award-winning historian of the 20th century United States with broad interests in African American History, the modern African Diaspora, and Women’s and Gender Studies. She is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh and the president of the African American Intellectual History Society. She is the author of the book Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America. On Twitter (@keishablain), and on Instagram (@keishanblain).
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Biden’s Continued Support for the War on Gaza
Part I. Biden Continues Supporting the War on Gaza
Guest: Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University. He is the author and coauthor of several such books, including The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy; and The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy co-authored with John J. Mearsheimer. He is also a columnist at Foreign Policy.
Part II. Enslaved Women and Their Remarkable Fight for Freedom in Revolutionary America
Guest: Karen Cook Bell is a Professor of History at Bowie State University. She is the University System of Maryland Wilson H. Elkins Endowed Professor. Her areas of specialization include slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and women’s history. She is the author of several books including, Running from Bondage: Enslaved Women and Their Remarkable Fight for Freedom in Revolutionary America. Running From Bondage received the Best Book Award from the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society; the Letitia Woods Brown Honorable Mention Award from the Association of Black Women Historians; and was a finalist for the Pauli Murray Prize for Best Book in African American Intellectual History from the African American Intellectual History Society.
Feature image: IDF soldiers preparing for ground activity in Gaza. Wikimedia
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Liberia: From the American Colonization Society to Firestone
Guest: Gregg Mitman is the Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History, Medical History, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. An award-winning author and filmmaker, his recent films and books include The Land Beneath Our Feet; Breathing Space: How Allergies Shape Our Lives and Landscapes; and his latest, Empire of Rubber: Firestone’s Scramble for Land and Power in Liberia.
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A truly incredible program! Words do not suffice 👍🏽
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Letters and Politics
One of my favourite shows Always excellent, often full of magic and magical information, Always very interesting,