May 11 • 1HR 22M

E29 - Cuba's American History, Pt. 2 w/ Ada Ferrer

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In recognition of Ada Ferrer receiving the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in History, we’re re-posting the two episodes in which she’s the featured guest.

Danny and Derek begin by talking about Havana Syndrome (1:44), the Houthi attack in Abu Dhabi (7:31), U.S. diplomacy with regards Ukraine (17:14), and the recent North Korean missile tests (28:02). They are then again joined by Ada Ferrer (32:50), professor of history and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU, to discuss the history of Cuba in the first half of the twentieth century. They talk about a variety of issues, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba's political economy, the U.S. (re)occupation of the island, Gerardo Machado and Fulgencio Batista, and more. Grab Ada's book here!