Former derivatives trader turned philosophical essayist, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, joins us to talk about his new book, ‘Skin in the Game,” about the role risk and reward plays not only in politics but also our daily lives.
Ralph talks to legendary progressive lawyer and former U.S. Attorney General, Ramsey Clark, about the conflicts in the Middle East. And we continue our discussion about the difference between “progressives” and “liberals” and why the distinction is important. Plus more listener questions!
Ralph talks to Israeli activist, Miko Peled, author of The General’s Son, Journey of an Israeli in Palestine about whether a two-state solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is even possible. Also, Mark Green rejoins us to discuss whether president-elect Donald Trump has already violated The Logan Act, which prohibits private citizens from negotiating on behalf of the U.S. with a foreign government.
Ralph talks to political activist Kevin Zeese about how to resist in the age of Trump and to professor Joel Andreas about his graphic novel-style critique of the military industrial complex: Addicted To War: Why the U.S. Can’t Kick Militarism.
Ralph welcomes journalists Molly Sinclair McCartney, who tells us exactly which vested interests keep us in a state of perpetual war, and David Dayen, who tells us the incredible story of how three ordinary citizens blew the lid off of the largest consumer crime in American history.
Ralph discusses the history of Zionism in Israel, the nature of empire, and also France’s response to terrorism with distinguished Princeton University historian Arno J. Mayer. And ocean conservationist, David Helvarg, of Blue Frontier returns to tell us all about his latest bipartisan campaign to end offshore oil drilling called The Sea Party Coalition.
Former ambassador Anthony Quainton from the School of International Service talks to Ralph a bout the Iran deal. And Ralph both grills and advises Mark Everson, who is running for president in the Republican primary about the IRS, tort reform and breaking up the big banks.
Yale legal scholar, Owen Fiss, explains the impact the War on Terror is having on our constitutional rights and David J. Thompson of Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation let's us know how you can join or start a co-operative venture.