In this podcast we were joined by Gordon Horwitz, a professor of history at Illinois Wesleyan University and author of Ghettostadt: Lodz and the Making of a Nazi City. Horwitz tells the story of the Nazi attempt to re-engineer the Polish city of Lodz, home to 230,000 Jews, into a Nazi "utopian" city called Litzmannstadt. To accomplish this, the Jews are rounded up into ghettos with the help of Jewish leadership and, inevitably, are ultimately murdered. Listen to hear the full account of this horrific story.

Horwitz (56:05)

Seven years after the attacks on the World Trade Center, the war on terror rages on. Our guest on this show is a veteran of the prosecution of that war on terror, dating back to even before the name Osama Bin Laden was widely known. Andy McCarthy is the author of Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad. McCarthy led the prosecution against Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and eleven other jihadists in 1995 for their bombing of the World Trade Center and for other plots around the country. He also helped to launch the 9/11 investigations before retiring from government service in 2003. In his new book, McCarthy attempts to show that the war on terror was raging long before 9/11, although the only side fighting it was the jihadists. He demonstrates, as well, the governments negligence and ignorance in attempting to stop the terrorists. McCarthy is currently a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a contributing editor to National Review. (5/8/2008) [link to Willful Blindness]

McCarthy (23:04)

Milt talks with Sol Stern of the City Journal, Ed Lasky of the American Thinker, and Herb Walberg of the Hoover Institute, about the attempted radicalization of the education system. Milt and his guests also discuss Bill Ayers, who has been at the forefront of the radicalization effort. (5/5/2008)

Ayers (75:40)