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Posted: Tue. February 27, 2024, 4:07pm PT

What’s behind the ugly antisemitism on campuses and elsewhere that surged up after the Hamas attack on Israel in October 2023? The viciousness against Jews took a lot of people by surprise, but it did not surprise Dr. Benjamin Ginsberg, author of The New American Anti-Semitism. He talks with Independent’s Graham Walker and Phil Magness about the book in this episode of Independent Conversations.
Buy the book The New American Anti-Semitism: The Left, the Right and the Jews, by Benjamin Ginsberg.

Posted: Mon. February 26, 2024, 10:37am PT

Independent Institute Research Fellow Benjamin Ginsberg, author of the book The New American Anti-Semitism: The Left, the Right, and the Jews is interviewed on Northern Alliance Radio with Brad Carlson on WWTC in Minneapolis, MN. Ginsberg discusses the history of America’s relationship with Israel and how after 1967, the relationship changed, especially on the political left.

Posted: Fri. February 16, 2024, 2:05pm PT

Independent Institute Research Fellow Benjamin Ginsberg, author of The New American Anti-Semitism: The Left, the Right, and the Jews is interviewed on WFSX radio. Ginsberg discusses how Israel became the enemy of the left after the 1967 Six-Day War, when progressives saw the US was making an ally of Israel. Ginsberg, a political science professor says he ends up teaching history to students who don't know the facts of recent history of the Middle East.

Posted: Fri. February 9, 2024, 12:07pm PT

Can Javier Milei overcome resistance to fulfill his free-market reform vision for Argentina? We find out on this episode of Independent Outlook, by consulting two Independent Institute experts with extensive knowledge of Latin American affairs: Alvaro Vargas Llosa and Gabriel Gasave.

Posted: Wed. February 7, 2024, 2:48pm PT

In this episode Dr. Atlas interviews Dr. Naomi Wolf, bestselling author, columnist, professor, and graduate of Yale University. They have a wide-ranging discussion about the corporate media’s abandonment of journalistic ethics, the public’s loss of faith in the media, the danger of ideological echo chambers, and experiences they’ve had with social media deplatforming.

Posted: Tue. February 6, 2024, 3:16pm PT

Senior Fellow David Beito, author of The New Deal’s War on the Bill of Rights is interviewed on Liberty Watch Radio with Charles Heller. Beito discusses his 15 years of research into his book which calls out FDR and his surveillance, internment (FDR called them “concentration camps”), and the shredding of civil liberties and the Bill of Rights. Beito details how FDR also censored the the new media of radio in the early 20th century.

Posted: Thu. February 1, 2024, 4:50pm PT

Senior Fellow Ivan Eland, author of War and the Rogue Presidency discusses the recent US Supreme Court arguments on enforcement of regulations by unelected federal agencies. Eland says Congress should make laws that are easy to understand and enforce. But instead, Congress intentionally makes laws that are vague in order to appear benevolent without being specific.

Posted: Tue. January 30, 2024, 2:38pm PT

BART and San Francisco officials held a press conference to announce results of a survey in which BART riders say San Francisco’s Civic Center station has improved its safety and cleanliness. Independent Institute Senior Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, author of the California Golden Fleece Report "Crime, Grime, and Greed at BART" says the transit agency needs to focus on customers’ needs to bring people back. He says the survey doesn’t reflect that BART’s overall culture has changed.