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Discussing the book "The Maginot Line Syndrome: America's Hopeless Foreign Policy" (published by Ballinger) with the author, labor activists, and historian Sidney Lens.
Discussing the biography, "Unrepentant Radical: An American Activist's Account of Five Turbulent Decades," with the author Sidney Lens.
Unions, strikes, the eight-hour work day and better pay are all topics from Sidney Lens' book, "The Labor Wars: From the Molly Maguires to the Sitdowns". There is also an excerpt of an interview from the Flint sitdown in 1937 with a worker named Bob.
Peace advocate and labor activist, A. J. Muste, discusses war and how human conflict can be overcome; recorded at the home of Sidney Lens shortly after Muste's 80th birthday.
Herman and Rick Kogan give a brief overview of the history of Chicago (1816-1955) by discussing their book "Yesterday's Chicago".
Humorist and commentator Mort Sahl talks with Studs Terkel on the roof of Sahl’s Chicago hotel. The two briefly discuss Lenny Bruce’s legacy, but Sahl is quick to discuss a topic he brings up frequently in this interview: American’s criticism of “paranoia” and the U.S. government’s power to persuade. Sahl criticizes his young audiences for being uneducated and discuss the United State’s involvement in the Vietnam War. He also speaks briefly on liberals in Chicago, calling them weak for supporting Daley.