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Sep 30, 2021

American University Professor David Vine has developed a powerful critique of the war mentality that America takes for granted. We argue about whether we should be a “welfare state.” Why don’t we argue about whether we should remain a “warfare state.” In this episode, he discusses two of his books, The United...

Sep 23, 2021

A discussion with Daniel Immerwahr about his book, How to Hide An Empire. The United States is not comprised solely of states. As well as states, our nation includes territories. This book tells the story of the role and place of those territories in the history of the United States. #Empire...

Sep 16, 2021

A discussion with Zephyr Teachout about her book, Break ‘Em Up. Zephyr is the most important thinker on the Democratic left. This conversation continues from the last about how markets have been transformed from engines of freedom to systems of control. #Competition

Sep 9, 2021

A discussion with Barry Lynn about his new book, Liberty from All Masters. There is a kind of competitive market that the American story presumes — competitive, every actor having limited power over us. This book tells the story of the undoing of that market. #Competition

Sep 2, 2021

A discussion with Stephen Kinzer about his book, Overthrow. Overthrow tells the story of the many times the United States has intervened directly and militarily to change the course of government in other nations. #Empire...