Global Dispatches Episode 13: Gary Bass

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!

Available here.


Previous episodes

Episode 12: Mark Montgomery

Episode 11: Kenneth Roth

Episode 10: Live from the UN, Volume 2.

Episode 9: Mia Farrow

Episode 8: Suzanne Nossel

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 

Episode 1: Heather Hurlburt, National Security Network