On utopian socialism in the American South. Evan talks with Fitz Brundage about his book on the Ruskin Colonies of Tennessee and Georgia between 1894 and 1901 and about why their little-known history matters today.
On diplomatic history. Evan talks with Michael Morgan about his research on humanitarian intervention, the complexity of motives, the the mix of altruism and imperialism, and why empathy is crucial when studying history.
Michael Cotey Morgan, “The Ambiguities of Humanitarian Intervention,” in Hal Brands and Jeremi Suri, eds., The Power of the Past: History and Statecraft (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2016): 181-207.
On historians writing op-eds. Evan talks with Molly Worthen, an op-ed contributor with the New York Timesand historian at UNC Chapel Hill, about how historians can get their foot in the door writing for newspapers, magazines, blogs, and online publications relating history to current events, and why they should.