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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.