February 29, 2020
Author and analyst Mike Whitney and I discuss the recent downturn in the stock market, the various tools the government has to respond and their inadequacy, as well as the implications of the coronavirus pandemic on our financial future.
You can find Mike's most recent articles on The Unz Review at https://www.unz.com/author/mike-whitney/. Mike has also been published at Counterpunch, and Global Research at https://www.globalresearch.ca/author/mike-whitney.
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.