In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the life and legacy of Colin Powell, the United States’ first Black Secretary of State.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Colin Powell died earlier this month of complications from the coronavirus, prompting discussion of the legacy of his term as Secretary of State, and especially of the Powell Doctrine. Neil mentioned Michael Hirsh’s support for the Powell Doctrine in a recent piece for Foreign Policy. Niki referred to Leah Wright Rigueur’s book, The Loneliness of the Black Republican, and to historian Peniel Joseph’s CNN piece about Powell’s legacy.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia discussed the latest episode of the Conspirituality podcast on which she appears.
- Neil recommended the HBO Max documentary series, The Way Down.
- Niki shared Emily Nussbaum’s New Yorker article, “Difficult Women: How ‘Sex and the City’ Lost Its Good Name.”