Allen Ruff interviews journalist and political commentator Thomas Frank , author of the recent “Listen, Liberal or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People.” The book gives a historical look at the rise of the “professional class” in the Democratic Party, the abandonment of the party’s traditional popular base, and the results.
How do we understand “White Nation” supremacism and the struggle against it in the current period? What has changed and what kind of organized movement will we need to resist and get beyond “Trumpism?” Today’s guest is the decades-long antiracist and gender equity activist Jamala Rogers, author of Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebellion—a chronicle of […]
On today’s show we are joined by historian Timothy B. Tyson, author The Blood of Emmett Till, a revelatory reexamination of the 1955 white supremacist Mississippi lynching of 14-year old Till and its impact, still swirling to this moment. Timothy B. Tyson is Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, […]
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How do we begin to understand what we are facing in the Age of the Trumpists? How do we decipher the assault on all fronts —political, social and cultural—being waged by the right? Are we staring into the abyss of an American brand of fascism? Today’s pledge drive guest is Henry Girioux, historian, writer, and […]
U.S. historian Michael Kazin talks about new book War Against War – The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918. The book tells the untold story of the movement that came close to keeping the United States out of the First World. Michael Kazin is a historian of politics and social movements and a professor at Georgetown […]