Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Lots of news to catch up with at the start of the show, as it's hearing time in Congress. I'll try to bring us up to speed on what's happened so far today. Then, I'm thrilled to welcome historian and author Rick Perlstein back to the show. His books are all about the rise of modern American conservatism. His newest book (soon to be out in paperback) Reaganland: America's Right Turn 1976-1980 ends with Reagan being sworn in as POTUS. I'm thinking [...]
8-28-20 Nicole Sandler Show – How We Got Here: The Rise of the Political Right (Wrong) with Rick Perlstein
Download here or click below to play Rick Perlstein has written the definitive history of the rise of conservatism in American politics. His fourth and allegedly final book in the series, Reaganland: America's Right Turn 1976-1980 was just released. So Rick joins me on the show today to talk about how the hell we got here. As usual though, we begin with a look at the news of the day, including last night's conclusion of the 2020 Republican National Convention aka the shit show. Today's funny was a sequel of sorts from Founders Sing... [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbyogw_KEwo[/embedyt] And here's the [...]
On this St. Patrick's Day, Nicole talks with World Beyond War's David Swanson about this week's #SpringRising actions in DC marking 12 years since we invaded Iraq. And author Rick Perlstein checks in from Chicago where Rahm Emanuel might be defeated by a progressive in the mayoral race!