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Tribute to Abbie Hoffman
Steve Neal's book, "Dark Horse: A Biography of Wendell Willkie," covers the story of a man who ran for president with no political experience. As explained by Neal, Wendell lost the election but he was still very popular with celebrity status. Wendell believed a chapter ended in his life so that a new chapter could begin.
Seymour Melman discusses his book "Pentagon Capitalism: The Political Economy of War." Topics of discussion include the military-industrial complex and the state management of industry, particularly in regards to defense.
Past radio transcripts of former President Ronald Reagan were being hidden or suppressed. Ronnie Dugger worked tirelessly at getting the transcripts so that people would learn the truth about Reagan. In Dugger’s book, “On Reagan: The Man & His Presidency,” Dugger points out that President Reagan was against the ERA. He didn’t believe in anti-trust, and he opposed every civil rights act every placed in front of him. Dugger said Reagan’s genius was that he’d get elected without people knowing of his records.
Discussing the book "Downsize This!" (published by Crown) with the author, filmmaker and social critic Michael Moore.
Program includes an excerpt from Hard Times (T3452B).
Discussing American democracy and interviewing Henry Steele Commager. Commager is an eminent historian who published an annotated version of Alexis de Tocqueville's "Democracy in America".
Garry Davis, an international peace activist and founder of the World Government Authority, discusses his philosophy on world peace and his stance on being a world citizen.
Discussing the book "Citizen Hughes" (published by Holt, Reinhart, & Winston) with the author Michael Drosnin.
Political author David Wise discusses his book, "The Politics of Lying: Government Deception, Secrecy, and Power", published in 1973. Wise talks about the current state of government information and transparency.