Wider View Radio Podcast
Margaret Kimberley discusses her new book

Margaret Kimberley discusses her new book

February 18, 2020

Margaret Kimberley, Senior Editor of Black Agenda Report, joins me this week to talk about her new book, Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents.   

"Margaret Kimberley gives us an intellectual gem of prophetic fire about all the U.S. presidents and their deep roots in the vicious legacy of white supremacy and predatory capitalism. Such truths seem more than most Americans can bear, though we ignore her words at our own peril!" — Cornel West, author of Race Matters

We also discuss the current presidential campaign as seen from the vantage point of this book.

 

Jeremy Kuzmarov looks at the State of the Union

Jeremy Kuzmarov looks at the State of the Union

February 7, 2020

This week was a very busy one for news.  Trump gave his State of the Union speech followed the next day by his acquittal in the impeachment trial and the Democrats made a mess of the Iowa Caucuses.  To help us get perspective on these events, I’m joined by historian Jeremy Kuzmarov.

Jeremy is the author of 4 books on US foreign policy:

He has taught at numerous universities in the field of US history and foreign relations and contributes to a number of progressive publications.  He is also a board member of the Tulsa Peace Fellowship and on the Steering Committee for Historians for Peace and Democracy.

Jim Kavanagh talks Impeachment, Bernie Sanders & Donald Trump

Jim Kavanagh talks Impeachment, Bernie Sanders & Donald Trump

February 2, 2020

I'm joined this week by Jim Kavanagh.   Jim is a former college professor and denizen of New York City who currently blogs at ThePolemicist.net, reflecting on politics and culture from a left-socialist perspective.  He is a frequent guest on the Loud and Clear podcast from Sputnik.  

You can follow Jim on his Facebook page and on Twitter as @ThePolemicist_ .

During the show, Jim mentioned a recent article on Joe Biden by Shaun King.  That article can be found on Shaun King's Newsletter at https://shaunking.substack.com/p/2-truths-and-31-lies-joe-biden-has

Lots of material packed into this half hour.  Take a listen!

 

Mike Whitney - The Neocons Drive For War

Mike Whitney - The Neocons Drive For War

January 27, 2020

Writer and analyst Mike Whitney who writes regularly for the Unz Review, joins me for a wide-ranging discussion on the crisis in the Middle East and the role of the neocons.

Mike's recent articles include "Pompeo Says Gangland-Style Hit on Soleimani was 'Restoration of Deterrence'", and "Did Pompeo Dupe Trump Into the Soleimani Hit?"

Catherine Shakdam on the Repercussions of the Soleimani Murder

Catherine Shakdam on the Repercussions of the Soleimani Murder

January 16, 2020

Catherine Shakdam is Co-Founder of Veritas Consulting and Head of the Yemen Unit at the Next Century Foundation.  She was formerly Director of Programs at the Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies. She is much in demand as an analyst of the Middle East and I am honored to have her join me on Wider View.

We talk this time about the repercussions of the US assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani throughout the region.

You can find Catherine's work at https://www.catherine-shakdam.com/ and at Citizen Truth, New Eastern Outlook, and on the blog of the Next Century Foundation.  You can follow her on Twitter @shakdamc.

 

Killing Qassem Soleimani - Why Did Trump Do It?

Killing Qassem Soleimani - Why Did Trump Do It?

January 13, 2020

With the murder of Iranian General Soleimani on January 3rd, tensions in the Middle East are worse than before. I explore the events leading to the drone assassination, the popularity of Soleimani and his contributions to the region, and talk about why we continue to get further embroiled in the Middle East region. 

Jeremy Kuzmarov on US Foreign Policy - Obama and Trump

Jeremy Kuzmarov on US Foreign Policy - Obama and Trump

January 6, 2020

Historian Jeremy Kuzmarov joins me for a discussion of US foreign policy in the Obama and Trump Years. 

Jeremy received his PhD from Brandeis University in 2006 and has taught at Bucknell University , Emmanuel College and the University of Tulsa.  He’s the author of several books including “The Myth of the Addicted Army: Vietnam and the Modern War on Drugs“, “Modernizing Repression: Police Training and Nation-Building in the American Century”, “The Russians Are Coming, Again: The First Cold War as Tragedy, The Second as Farce” with John Marciano, and his latest “Obama’s Unending Wars: Fronting the Foreign Policy of the Permanent Warfare State”.

His website is the place to go for his recent writings.  

2019 on Wider View and Looking Forward

2019 on Wider View and Looking Forward

December 31, 2019

A review of episodes during the year focusing on the Middle East, the Presidential Elections, the Democrats and Impeachment. 

Thanks for your support this year!

John Marciano on Impeachment and Foreign Policy

John Marciano on Impeachment and Foreign Policy

December 23, 2019

Professor John Marciano and I discuss the impeachment charges and the underlying foreign policy issues that are rarely explored in the media. 

John is the author, with Jeremy Kuzmarov, of the book The Russians Are Coming, Again: The First Cold War as Tragedy, the Second as Farce.  He is also the author of The American War in Vietnam: Crime or Commemoration?  John's most recent Guest Opinion for the Ashland (Oregon) Tidings is Impeach Trump for unconstitutional wars.

Jeremy Kuzmarov, the author of Obama's Unending Wars: Fronting the Foreign Policy of the Permanent Warfare State, will be my guest in early January.

Coleen Rowley - 2019 in review and an insider’s take on the FBI news

Coleen Rowley - 2019 in review and an insider’s take on the FBI news

December 14, 2019

FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley discusses the latest revelations from the FBI Inspector General and her concerns about the intensifying Cold War with Russia.