The Takeaway

Catalonia's President on The Push For Independence

Monday, April 13, 2015

Is the time right for Catalonia to declare independence from Spain? Catalonia's President Artur Mas thinks so. He joins us to discuss the future of his region.

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The Takeaway

The Secret War For Puerto Rico

Monday, April 13, 2015

In the 1950s, the United States violently put down a revolution in Puerto Rico and worked to cover it up. Now over 50 years later, the truth is coming out.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Politics of Sports

Friday, May 31, 2013

This interview originally aired live on May 31st, 2013. An edited version was re-broadcast as part of a special best-of episode timed for Labor Day on September 2, 2013.

In his new book, Roger I. Abrams, professor of law at Northeastern University and author of Playing Tough: The World of Sports and Politics (Northeastern2013) discusses the intersection of sports and politics throughout history.

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The Takeaway

Middle East Unrest: Nationalism or Something Else?

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Nationalist sentiment has played a pivotal role in uprisings throughout history, from eastern Europe to the United States to Africa. In the Arab world, nationalism has played less of a role. Attempts at a pan-Arab movement fell apart while nationalism evolved over the years into Islamism. But recent uprisings in the Middle East aren't springing entirely from any of the three. So, which "ism" is inspiring revolution in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and the Gulf? Aviel Roshwald is a professor of history at Georgetown University.

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