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Michael Dobbs on Nixon's Fatal Flaws

Michael Dobbs on Nixon's Fatal Flaws

Richard Nixon, an almost Shakespearean character, loomed over 20th century American history in ways that prefigure Trump. Author Michael Dobbs joins host Richard Aldous to discuss this deeply flawed individual, and his new book King Richard: Nixon and Watergate, an American Tragedy.

Richard Aldous
Susan Eisenhower on How Ike Led

Susan Eisenhower on How Ike Led

President Dwight D. Eisenhower was an exemplary strategic thinker. Author and policy strategist Susan Eisenhower, who happens to be one of Ike’s four grandchildren, joins host Richard Aldous to talk about her new book How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest Decisions.

Richard Aldous
Sean McMeekin's New Take on World War II

Sean McMeekin's New Take on World War II

Was the Second World War really the “good war”? And are we blinded to properly assessing it by unduly focusing on the German side of the conflict? Historian Sean McMeekin joins host Richard Aldous to discuss all this, as well as his new book, Stalin’s War.

Richard Aldous
Olivette Otele on the history of African Europeans

Olivette Otele on the history of African Europeans

The rich history of Africans in Europe, from the third century onwards, is understudied and under-appreciated in modern society. Olivette Otele, Professor of History of Slavery and Memory of enslavement at the University of Bristol, joins host Richard Aldous to talk about her new book, African Europeans: An Untold History.

Richard Aldous
Vernon Bogdanor on Britain's wavering connections to Europe

Vernon Bogdanor on Britain's wavering connections to Europe

Is Britain a part of Europe or not? And why didn’t a reluctant membership in the Common Market, the European Community, and ultimately the European Union ultimately lead it to accept a full European orientation? Our guest Vernon Bogdanor, professor of government at Kings College, joins host Richard Aldous

Richard Aldous
Stephen Walker on the First Journey into Space

Stephen Walker on the First Journey into Space

As the space race heats up once again, author Stephen Walker (Twitter) joins our host Richard Aldous to discuss his remarkable new book Beyond: The Astonishing Story of the First Human to Leave Our Planet and Journey Into Space.

Richard Aldous
Lawrence J. Haas on the Kennedys' Approach to the World

Lawrence J. Haas on the Kennedys' Approach to the World

From an early age, Jack, Bobby, and Ted Kennedy developed a deep understanding of the different peoples, cultures, and ideologies around the world, a keen appreciation for the challenges that such differences created for the United States, and a strong desire to reshape America’s response to them. Lawrence J.

Richard Aldous
Cristina Groeger on Education and Economic Disparity

Cristina Groeger on Education and Economic Disparity

For generations, Americans have looked to education as the solution to economic disadvantage. Nevertheless, today the gap between rich and poor is widening. This week, Cristina Groeger joins Richard Aldous to talk about her new book, The Education Trap: Schools and the Remaking of Inequality in Boston, and discusses how

Richard Aldous