Relevant Reading:Why Did We Stop Teaching Political History?
Fredrik Logevall and Kenneth OsgoodWill Russia Overextend Itself?
Kirk BennettIs Putin’s Russia Headed for a Systemic Collapse?
Good evening, listeners! We have a great episode for you this week, as our host Richard Aldous welcomes no less than three excellent guests to the program.First, Fredrik Logevall, professor of history and international affairs at Harvard University, and Kenneth Osgood, professor of history at the Colorado School of Mines, make their TAI Podcast debut with a fascinating discussion about their recent NYT op-ed examining the problem of the lack of adequate teaching of political history in the United States today.Then, Kirk Bennett, a retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer who has written extensively about Russia and the post-Soviet space, returns to the show to discuss his recent and still ongoing three-part series of essays on the possible collapse of Putin’s Russia.Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes where you can also leave a review, and follow Richard Aldous @RJAldous on Twitter.