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Trotsky & the Wild Orchids is back from summer break! Keep an eye out for new episodes on the 1st and 15th every month.

Dec 10, 2018

A special episode of T&TWO, Andrew and Ray discuss the work of recently deceased historian (and Andrew's dissertation adviser) Leo Ribuffo. For this episode we read Leo's essay "Moral Judgments and the Cold War: Reflections on Reinhold Niebuhr, William Appleman Williams, and John Lewis Gaddis" in Cold War...


Nov 7, 2018

Elesha Coffman joins Ray and Andrew for a conversation about scholarship in religious history/studies. What role does empathy play in historical analysis? How should we think about the relationship between evangelicals and Trump? Listen in as Andrew and Ray explore these questions (and many more) with Professor Coffman....


Oct 15, 2018

Jefferson Cowie comes on the show to discuss the working class, patriotism, and the state of leftist politics. Ray and Andrew wonder about the American Dream and the resilience of liberalism. For this episode we read Cowie's short essays "Reclaiming Patriotism for the Left" and "How Labor Scholars Missed the Trump...


Oct 1, 2018

Andrew and Ray discuss millennials, student debt, and the New Socialism. See "I Came of Age During the 2008 Financial Crisis. I’m Still Angry About It" by M. H. Miller, "What Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Think About the South China Sea?" by Daniel Bessner and "The New Socialists" by Corey...


Sep 16, 2018

In this episode of T&TWO Andrew and Ray talk about Patrick J. Deneen's book Why Liberalism Failed (2018).