Russia

From Jim Crow Kentucky to Red Square - RAI with Stephen Cohen (4/5)

Reality Asserts Itself - Stephen Cohen

April 29, 2019
Prof. Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of politics at Princeton University and of Russian studies and history at New York University, his recent book is titled ‘War with Russia? From Putin and Ukraine to Trump and Russiagate’; Cohen discusses the forces that shaped his political thinking on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay
Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History - Jay and Curry

Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History – Jay and Curry

April 21, 2019

The threat of nuclear war; the climate crisis; Trump’s regime change plans for Iran and Venezuela; and confrontation with China are far more significant threats than election meddling – former Pres. Clinton advisor Bill Curry and Paul Jay join host Jacqueline Luqman

The Russian Social Media Campaign - How to See it in the Larger Context of Digital Capitalism (Pt 1/2)

The Russian Social Media Campaign - How to See it in the Larger Context of Digital Capitalism

December 19, 2018
Social media analyst Christian Fuchs argues that the focus on Russia's use of social media to influence US elections completely ignores the ways in which we as a society are constantly being manipulated and how this manipulation favors authoritarian capitalism
Is TRNN Soft on Russia?

Is TRNN Soft on Russia?

December 14, 2018

In our first TRNN podcast, we discuss a viewer letter that says Paul Jay underestimates the danger of Putin – with Marc Steiner, Dharna Noor and Paul Jay

Russophobia and the Mueller Investigation

Russophobia and the Mueller Investigation

December 12, 2018

Marc Steiner and Paul Jay discuss corporate news’ coverage of the Mueller investigation and what motivates the rhetoric about Russia’s threat to American democracy

The Discovery That Should Have Changed the Cold War - Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (9/12)

Reality Asserts Itself - Daniel Ellsberg

November 19, 2018
In this series, Daniel Ellsberg and Paul Jay explore Ellsberg's latest book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. In the introduction to the book, Ellsberg writes: “No policies in human history have more deserved to be recognized as immoral or insane. The story of how this calamitous predicament came about and how and why it has persisted over a half a century is a chronicle of human madness. Whether Americans, Russians, and other humans can rise to the challenge of reversing these policies and eliminating the danger of near-term extinction caused by their own inventions and proclivities remains to be seen. I choose to join with others in acting as if that is still possible.”