July 1, 2012

Broadcast Date: 
Jul 1 2012
Episode segments
  • Waging Waterfare
    Israel/Palestine, Occupation
    Jeffrey Stein wrote the essay Waging Waterfare: Israel, Palestinians, and the Need for a New Hyrdrologic to Govern Water Rights Under Occupation while a student at NYU's School of Law.  He is currently a legal aid attorney in Chicago.
    Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark

    In 1990 the Israel Ministry of Agriculture placed an ad in the Jerusalem Post that concluded: "It is difficult to conceive of any political solution consistent with Israel's survival that does not involve complete, continued control of the water and sewage systems and the associated infrastructure, including the power supply and road network, essential to their operation, maintenance and accessibility." On today's show we examine how Israel has solidified that control over that last 22 years.

  • Leon Trotsky
    Arts & Culture, Literature
    Joshua Rubenstein is the author of Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary's Life, part of the Yale University Press's Jewish Lives series.  Rubenstein is the Northeast Regional Director of Amnesty International, USA, and a longtime associate at Harvard University's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.  He is the author of Tangled Loyalties: The Life and Times of Ilya Ehrenburg and is the co-editor of The KGB File of Andrei Sakharov and Stalin's Secret Pogrom: The Postwar Inquisition of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee, both published by Yale University Press.
    Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark

    We talk with Joshua Rubenstein about Trotsky's life and his links to his Jewish background.

  • The Reactionary Mind
    National Politics, Arts & Culture, Literature
    Corey Robin is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College-The City University of New York and the author of The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin.  He blogs at CoreyRobin.com.  In the 1990s he was the lead organizer for the graduate student union campaign at Yale, while getting his doctorate there.
    Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark

    We talk with Corey Robin about the common core that animates both contemporary and traditional conservatism, what it is that links the 17th century's Edmund Burke with the 21st century's Sarah Palin.