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Laura Briggs – Episode 159

My thoughts: I've assigned Briggs' Reproducing Empire in my courses, and I learned a lot from it. While the media has framed child separation as a uniquely Trumpian policy, child separation has been used as a terror technique by the United States long before what we're witnessing in the present.  Listen to the talk.

Their description: "This week Eric welcomes to the show Laura Briggs, author of the new book "Taking Children: A History of American Terror." Eric and Laura discuss Trump's family separation policy and the long and shameful American tradition of breaking up families and stealing children. Briggs explains the economic and social function of such practices in context of slavery, dispossession of Native peoples, and US imperialism in Latin America. The conversation touches on many points including the bipartisan nature of such policies and ways we might begin to resist."