LISTEN online HERE — iTunes podcast HERE HAROLD MEYERSON says we need to do more than help low-wage workers – we need to “go after the one percent.” Harold writes for the Washington Post op-ed page: HERE and HERE.
Plus: The surprising history of women’s movements – and what’s wrong with telling women to “Lean In” and be more confident: historian LINDA GORDON will explain. Her new book is Feminism Unfinished—and she wrote about “The problem with ‘Lean In’” for the Huffington Post, HERE.
Also: RICHARD PRICE talks about Lush Life, his novel about contending social groups on the Lower East Side today—and the cops who police them.
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The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan:RICK PERLSTEIN has just written a dazzling new history of the seventies – it’s “nonfiction with the sweep of an epic novel” (Stephen King). Rick writes for The Nation, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and other mags — his new book is The Invisible Bridge.
To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, we talked with John Dean—his new book is The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It. What was it like for you to spend four years listening to Nixon talking? I told my wife Maureen, “Men in my family go deaf in their mid-70s, and I’m getting there. God forbid that the last voice I hear is Richard Nixon’s.” Fortunately, Jon, I can hear your voice, so I’ve come out the other side.
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