Political Science

Ep. 46 – A Foreign Policy for the Left

What does a leftist foreign policy look like? Is it on the right track now or is it time for a change? We have Michael Walzer on to discuss. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Soundcloud

Syria, the Kurds, and the Left

Michael Walzer— When, where, and how to use force is the hardest question in foreign policy debates, and it is especially hard for liberals and leftists, who mostly just want to say no. The ongoing American involvement in the Syrian civil war has posed these questions in the most difficult

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Ep. 44 – Why Liberalism Failed

Patrick Deneen, author of Why Liberalism Failed, discusses how the success of liberalism has led to its downfall.

Ep. 42 – Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age

Cybersecurity expert and former Google privacy analyst Susan Landau on the increasing risks of not securing our data and devices and the threat from outside entities such as Russia and North Korea.

Cyber Diasporas and New Radical Citizenries

Philippe-Joseph Salazar— Globalism was premised on the idea that borders ought to be fluid to allow for free movements of ideas, goods, and individuals. However in the wake of sudden and massive migrations of dispersed populations into Europe, the time-honored relationship between space and people–autochthony—is regaining currency. To frame it,

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Russia’s Rivalry with the West

Dimitar Bechev— Donald Trump came to office with the promise to clinch a deal with Vladimir Putin and end the stand-off with Russia inherited from the Obama administration. Nine months into his tenure, bilateral relations are at their lowest point since the collapse of the Soviet Union in late 1991.

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Ep. 40 – The Art of the Iran Deal

Trita Parsi explains the Iran Deal: its strengths, weaknesses, and the ramifications of ending it

Expansionist Propaganda in World War I Germany

Tim Grady— Davis Trietsch and Julius Friedrich Lehmann made for an unlikely pair. Trietsch, a well-known German-Jewish statistician, journalist and sometime editor, spent many years living in New York, before returning to Berlin at the turn of the century. He was also an active Zionist, a regular visitor to Palestine

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I infiltrated the alt-right. So what?

Philippe-Joseph Salazar— The New York Times recently reported on a young Swede who had “infiltrated” the alt-right, “My Year Inside the International Alt-Right”. Apart from sophomoric writing (“Jorjani talks for hours, displaying a remarkable arrogance coupled with a tiring self-pity. He’s a remarkably extreme character”) and the exaggerated claim (“International,”

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The Politics of Civility: From George Washington to Donald Trump

Richard D. Brown & Richard L. Bushman— A century ago, a grandson and great-grandson of presidents, Henry Adams, observed, “the progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence enough to upset Darwin.”  Today, considering the succession from Washington to Trump, it appears Darwin has not merely been

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