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16 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Greg Grandin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Greg Grandin, often where they are interviewed.

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16 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Greg Grandin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Greg Grandin, often where they are interviewed.

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Read&Succeed | Ep 14 | The End of the Myth (2019) | Dr. Greg Grandin | 11-11-20

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Yale University historian Greg Grandin's iconoclastic 2020 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction winner maps the political and intellectual contours of the idea of American frontier itself. After 400 years of expansion, the rage of the U.S. boundary regions begins to contract inward on itself, with the Trump Administration (and the "The Wall") as their political (and physical) symbol. Talk by Dr. Grandin at D.C.'s Politics & Prose Bookstore on the back half!
Nov 11 2020 · 59mins
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Trump’s Walls Must Fall: Greg Grandin with Avi Chomsky, October 15, 2020

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Featuring a deep dive with 2020 Pulitzer Prize-winner Greg Grandin, author of The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America (among many other books). We will also be joined by scholar and activist Aviva Chomsky, (author of Undocumented and “They Take Our Jobs!” and 20 Other Myths about Immigration).

As the 2020 Election draws near, how do we understand the nature of Trumpism and its relationship to what has come before?

How do we grasp the rise of Trump’s Border Wall and the way it is re-shaping US political imagination?

How has U.S. American history from the beginning been shaped by the way that the edges of the country have been imagined and constructed–often through racism and violence?

How does grappling with the long and bloody American history of the “frontier” and the border change the way we see the present politics and future possibilities for the USA in the 21st century?

How does studying the history of the border help us to see that ways that US “domestic” & “foreign” policy are deeply related?

What will the “end” of the long-standing myth of perpetual American economic and geographic expansion mean for contemporary politics?

What can be done to refuse a future defined by rising border walls and to instead reimagine global human liberation in this era of crisis?

Oct 20 2020 · 1hr 53mins

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The End of the American Frontier Myth, Greg Grandin

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 In this episode, Laura interviews author and Yale historian Greg Grandin about his new book The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America. They explore how America's foundational myth of progress has given way to protectionism. Will opposition to the wall finally force us to reckon with the white supremacist conquest the frontier myth has always but thinly veiled? And what can we do to replace destructive myths with productive truths? Music in the Middle: “Gold Action” by Life On Planets, courtesy of Lamb and Wolf Records.

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Aug 18 2020 · 28mins
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The Quarantine Tapes 054: Greg Grandin

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On episode 054 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber is joined by historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Greg Grandin. They discuss the notion of American exceptionalism, its foundations in the oppression of black and indigenous communities over centuries, and how it manifests today in relation to the pandemic.

Greg Grandin is Professor of History at Yale University. He is the author of a number of prize-winning books, including most recently The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America, and The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World, which won the Bancroft and Beveridge prizes in American History and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize in the UK. He is also the author of Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History, as well as for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His first book, The Blood of Guatemala, won the Latin American Studies Association’s Bryce Wood Award for the best book published on Latin America, in any discipline. He has published widely in, among other places, The New York Times, Harper’s, The London Review of Books, The Nation, The Boston Review, The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, The Hispanic American Historical Review, and The American Historical Review. A graduate of Brooklyn College at the City University of New York, Professor Grandin received his doctorate at Yale University, where he studied under Emilia Viotti da Costa. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Bertolt Brecht | "Everything Changes"
Everything changes. You can make
A fresh start with your final breath.
But what has happened has happened. And the water
You once poured into the wine cannot be
Drained off again.

What has happened has happened. The water
You once poured into the wine cannot be
Drained off again, but
Everything changes. You can make
A fresh start with your final breath.

Jun 09 2020 · 29mins
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May 28, 2020 - Philip Stinson | Thomas Nichols | Greg Grandin

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May 28 2020 · 1hr 1min
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Episode 73 - Greg Grandin on the American Frontier

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This time we've got historian Greg Grandin on to talk about his new book The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America, about the history of the American frontier, how it has functioned politically over the years, and how Trump is drawing on that legacy today. (Also listen for an interlude about whether it was appropriate for Bernie Sanders to oppose Reagan's death squad policy in Central America.)

Jun 15 2019 · 59mins
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NEW podcast: GREG GRANDIN, The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall

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The idea of the frontier has been central to American identity. Its image of endless promise fostered our belief in the US as exceptional. Today America has a new symbol: the border wall. As GREG GRANDIN sees it, America’s constant expansion helped deflect domestic political and economic conflicts outward. But the 2008 financial crash and unwinnable wars in the Middle East turned Americans inward, leading to the rise of reactionary populism, racist nationalism, extreme anger, polarization - and Trump.
May 31 2019 · 58mins
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Episode 42: Greg Grandin

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Lewis H. Lapham talks with Greg Grandin, author of The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America.
May 03 2019 · 46mins
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Greg Grandin on The End of the Myth, a book how US perceptions of immigration have changed (4/15/19)

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Ever since this nation’s inception, the idea of an open and ever-expanding frontier has been central to American identity. Today however, America has a new symbol to contend with—the border wall. In “The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America,” Greg Grandin explores the role the frontier has played in US history―from the American Revolution to the War of 1898, the New Deal to the election of 2016. In this installment of “Leonard Lopate at Large” on WBAI, Greg Grandin discusses “The End of the Myth” and expands on what the contents of his book tell us about the current era of US history.
Apr 15 2019 · 58mins
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The Dig: End of the Myth with Greg Grandin

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American liberty has since its foundation relied upon the dispossession of indigenous people and Mexicans, upon African enslavement and, ultimately, upon the constant fleeing outward that created an empire that none dare call by its name. As historian Greg Grandin writes in The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America, this expansionist project has finally lost its ideological and material vitality, no longer able to neatly reconcile centuries of mounting contradictions. And so politics returned to the border as American expansion hit a wall—figuratively and, as Trump has demanded, very literally. "Trumpism," Grandin writes, "is extremism turned inward, all-consuming and self-devouring. There is no 'divine, messianic' crusade that can harness and redirect passions outward. Expansion, in any form, can no longer satisfy interests, reconcile contradictions, dilute the factions, or redirect the anger."

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