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Nikhil Pal Singh with Jeremy Scahill, Talk, 26 September 2018 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 26, 2018.

Nikhil Pal Singh is an associate professor of social and cultural analysis and history at New York University and the founding faculty director of the NYU Prison Education Program. He is the author of Race and America’s Long War (2017), in which, historian Robin Kelley argues, “Singh obliterates any myth of American peace, revealing instead that the thread tying America’s past and present is long and continuous war—hot, vicious, global, and racial.”

Singh’s work helps us understand the historical sweep of racist ideology that brought us to the election of Donald Trump in 2016 and shows the connection between the election and US military defeats abroad. He writes, “Marred by military atrocities, torture scandals, fiscal waste, toxic exposure, popular opposition, and public disgust, the US invasion of Iraq induced a regional death spiral and inspired new terrorist networks of the kind that the war was ostensibly fought to vanquish.”

This was a Readings and Conversations event.

In this episode, Nikhil Pal Singh was introduced by Jeremy Scahill, then talked about his work. You can find the companion conversation here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also watch the videos of this and other events there. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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Nikhil Pal Singh with Jeremy Scahill, Conversation, 26 September 2018 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 26, 2018.

Nikhil Pal Singh is an associate professor of social and cultural analysis and history at New York University and the founding faculty director of the NYU Prison Education Program. He is the author of Race and America’s Long War (2017), in which, historian Robin Kelley argues, “Singh obliterates any myth of American peace, revealing instead that the thread tying America’s past and present is long and continuous war—hot, vicious, global, and racial.”

Singh’s work helps us understand the historical sweep of racist ideology that brought us to the election of Donald Trump in 2016 and shows the connection between the election and US military defeats abroad. He writes, “Marred by military atrocities, torture scandals, fiscal waste, toxic exposure, popular opposition, and public disgust, the US invasion of Iraq induced a regional death spiral and inspired new terrorist networks of the kind that the war was ostensibly fought to vanquish.”

This was a Readings and Conversations event.

In this episode, Nikhil Pal Singh joined Jeremy Scahill in conversation. You can find the companion talk here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also watch the videos of this and other events there. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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Nikhil Pal Singh with Jeremy Scahill, 26 September 2018 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 26, 2018.

Nikhil Pal Singh with Jeremy Scahill

Nikhil Pal Singh is an associate professor of social and cultural analysis and history at New York University and the founding faculty director of the NYU Prison Education Program. He is the author of Race and America’s Long War (2017), in which, historian Robin Kelley argues, “Singh obliterates any myth of American peace, revealing instead that the thread tying America’s past and present is long and continuous war—hot, vicious, global, and racial.”

Singh’s work helps us understand the historical sweep of racist ideology that brought us to the election of Donald Trump in 2016 and shows the connection between the election and US military defeats abroad. He writes, “Marred by military atrocities, torture scandals, fiscal waste, toxic exposure, popular opposition, and public disgust, the US invasion of Iraq induced a regional death spiral and inspired new terrorist networks of the kind that the war was ostensibly fought to vanquish.”

This was a Readings and Conversations event.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also watch the videos of this and other events there. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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Ann Jones with Andrew Bacevich, Conversation, 12 November 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 12, 2014.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Ann Jones is a journalist, photographer, and the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including Women Who Kill, Kabul in Winter, and War Is Not Over When Its Over. Since 2001, she has worked intermittently as a humanitarian volunteer in conflict and post-conflict countries in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, and Central and South Asia. Jones has reported from Afghanistan and the Middle East on the impact of war on civilians, and has embedded with American forces in Afghanistan to report on wars impact on soldiers.

Jones writes for The Nation, The Guardian, and TomDispatch.com. Her most recent work is They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from Americas Wars The Untold Story.

In this episode she is joined in conversation with Andrew Bacevich. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

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Ann Jones with Andrew Bacevich, Talk, 12 November 2014 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 12, 2014.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Ann Jones is a journalist, photographer, and the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including Women Who Kill, Kabul in Winter, and War Is Not Over When Its Over. Since 2001, she has worked intermittently as a humanitarian volunteer in conflict and post-conflict countries in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, and Central and South Asia. Jones has reported from Afghanistan and the Middle East on the impact of war on civilians, and has embedded with American forces in Afghanistan to report on wars impact on soldiers.

Jones writes for The Nation, The Guardian, and TomDispatch.com. Her most recent work is They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from Americas Wars The Untold Story.

In this episode she is introduced by Andrew Bacevich and then gave a talk. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

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Andrew Bacevich, Reading, 21 April 2010 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 21, 2010.

Andrew Bacevich has said, “War, we must always remind ourselves, is the continuation of politics by other means. Understanding any war requires first understanding that war’s political basis. What brings the parties into conflict? What are they fighting for?” Bacevich’s books include The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism and The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War which received the inaugural Lannan Literary Award for An Especially Notable Book in 2005. His essays and reviews have appeared in a wide variety of scholarly and general interest publications including The Wilson Quarterly, The National Interest, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Nation, The American Conservative, and The New Republic. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today, among other newspapers. He is a professor of history and international relations at Boston University, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, and received his PhD in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University. Before joining the faculty of Boston University in 1998, he taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins University. Bacevich is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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