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Marco Werman interviews historian Ronald Bruce St John about the Italian colonial encounter with Libya on this week’s episode of How We Got Here.
This week’s history podcast is an interview with Robert Fatton of the University of Virginia looking back at Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s role in Haiti’s recent history and politics. I went to Haiti for the first time this year to do some reporting and have been trying to fill in some of the political context ever since. This interview is a good start for thinking about the life and times and impact of Aristide and what his return to Haiti might mean.
Today’s story on The World–a look at how the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East are changing the Obama Administration’s foreign policy calculus.
Here’s my Muslim Brotherhood piece from Monday with thoughts from Robert Malley, Jim Phillips, and Alison Pargeter, author of The Muslim Brotherhood: The Burden of Tradition.
Also, a new history pod on women in Egypt with historian Mona Russell. I’ve also tucked Lisa Mullins’ interview with Mike Rapport into that pod. Rapport wrote 1848: Year of Revolution and talks with Lisa about how today’s uprisings are resonant of Europe in 1848.
I’ve started doing interviews about the historical context for what we’re seeing in Egypt and other Arab countries. Here’s today’s radio piece about Mubarak and his political moment. And here is the latest episode of How We Got Here, an interview with Michael Wahid Hanna of The Century Foundation. I’m planning more episodes on Egypt–if you have historical questions, send them my way and I’ll try to get them answered.
Posted in Egypt, Radio Stories
Tagged 1967, Anwar Sadat, BBC, Camp David, Gamal Abdel Nasser, history podcast, Hosni Mubarak, How We Got Here, Jeb Sharp, Jon Alterman, Michael Wahid Hanna, Michele Dunne, PRI, PRI's The World, WGBH
Today’s radio piece:
Here’s the first of my radio stories from Haiti–following a man who picks up the bodies of cholera victims: