The historian Gary Bass has penned a new book that is getting rave reviews. The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide tells the story of the muted American response to a human rights and humanitarian catastrophe that befell Bangladesh in the wake of its separation from Pakistan in the early 1970s.
Gary and I talk about his story, what made this particular genocide “forgotten”, and how one goes about researching history like this. Have a listen!
Episode 10: Live from the UN, Volume 2.
Episode 7: Live from the UN, Volume 1.
Episode 6: PJ Crowley, former State Department Spokesperson
Episode 5: Octavia Nasr, Reporter
Episode 4: Arsalan Iftikhar, “The Muslim Guy”
Episode 3: Dodge Billingsley, filmmaker.
Episode 2: Laura Seay, who you know as @TexasinAfrica