Interviews on The Two Faces of American Freedom

"Universalizing American Liberty with Aziz Rana,” Interview with The Dig (podcast of Jacobin Magazine) on the book The Two Faces of American Freedom.  October 31, 2017.

Universalizing Settler Liberty: An Interview with Aziz Rana,” Jacobin Magazine Online (conducted by Nikhil Pal Singh), on the basic arguments of The Two Faces of American Freedom and how to think about settler colonialism, the relationship between the foreign and the domestic, and how race and class have intersected in American life. August 4, 2014.

A Conversation with Aziz Rana, Talk with Bruce Ackerman on The Two Faces of American Freedom at Labyrinth Books, New Haven, CT, co-sponsored by Yale Law Library.  December 8, 2010.

Interviews on Politics and Current Events

"SCOTUS, Politics, and the Law with Amna Akbar, Aziz Rana, and Marbre Stahly-Butts," Interview with The Dig (podcast of Jacobin Magazine), on how the left should orient itself to the courts and to constitutional politics more generally.  October 9, 2020. 

"Empire Unhinged with with Aslı Bâli and Aziz Rana," Interview with The Dig (podcast of Jacobin Magazine), on the idea of the American Century and the meaning of Trump for U.S. power abroad.  June 11, 2020.   

"We Need an Insurgent Mass Movement," Dissent Magazine (conducted by Jedediah Britton-Purdy), on the state of contemporary American politics, the limitations of creedal nationalism, and how to conceive of the left's reform vision and political praxis. Winter 2020.

"Social Democracy at Home Requires Anti-Imperialism Abroad," Jacobin Magazine Online (conducted by Doug Henwood), on the essay "Renewing Working-Class Internationalism" and the need more generally for the left to dissolve the hard separation between foreign and domestic in American politics. April 26, 2019.

"Rethinking Migration with Aziz Rana," Interview with The Dig (podcast of Jacobin Magazine), on how settlement and immigration have been interlinked in American history and what this suggests about contemporary debates over the border and immigrant rights. January 9, 2019.

                         

"The Need for More Robust Left Foreign Policy," Interview with Radio Dispatch, on the essays "Goodbye, Cold War" and "The Left's Missing Foreign Policy." May 31, 2018.

The Left’s Missing Foreign Policy,” Interview with The Majority Report, on the essay “The Left’s Missing Foreign Policy.” May 7, 2018.

"Reviving Resistance to Empire with Aziz Rana,” Interview with The Dig (podcast of Jacobin Magazine), on the essay “The Left’s Missing Foreign Policy.” April 7, 2018.

Aziz Rana on the Cold War’s Late Demise," Interview with The Dig (podcast of Jacobin Magazine), on the essay, "Goodbye, Cold War." February 14, 2018.

Goodbye, Cold War with Aziz Rana,” interview with The Majority Report, on the essay “Goodbye, Cold War.” February 12, 2018.

"Universalizing American Liberty with Aziz Rana,” Interview with The Dig (podcast of Jacobin Magazine) on how the arguments of the book The Two Faces of American Freedom illuminate current political developments.  October 31, 2017.

"Going Nativist,” Interview with Radio Open Source, on the essay “Decolonizing Obama.” February 9, 2017.

Under Western Eyes: On Islamophobia and the Security State after Trump,” Interview with BR: A Political and Literary Podcast (by the Boston Review), including John Bowen. December 15, 2016.

The New Nativism,” Interview with Radio Open Source, on immigration in the American settler imagination and how to think about Trump’s anti-immigrant politics. December 3, 2015.

© 2018 by Aziz Rana

Header image excerpts a poster for an information meeting on the Revolutionary People's Constitutional Convention, 1970.  Wisconsin Historical Society, WHS-62076.