- Shannon Bontrager
History Matters: Episode 2--Afghanistan: Frameworks for Thinking and Teaching American Empire
What does the recent evacuation of U.S. forces from Afghanistan say about the nature of American Empire? How can we approach this topic in the classroom and in public? In this episode Steve Blankenship and Shannon Bontrager discuss the American-Afghan relationship and the implications the evacuation might hold for the ways we discuss and teach the American empire and its impact on the environment, the nation-state, religion, gender, and social memory.