Donald Trump says he’ll fight for jobs against NAFTA-type trade deals, and he doesn’t take money from Wall Street. Is that enough to win some of Bernie Sanders’s supporters to his side? John Nichols weighs in on this week’s primary results.
Plus: The Prince of Sex: Richard Kim explains why Prince is a gay icon today—despite the artist’s lack of support for the gay movement.
Also: Challenging “Political Correctness” is a favorite theme of Donald Trump—but what exactly does that mean? Laila Lalami explain
And we’ll talk about genocide in Indonesia in the sixties, and its aftermath today, with documentary filmmaker JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER—his film The Look of Silence received the Ridenhour Documentary Film Award today in Washington.
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Naomi Klein argues that the problem with Hillary’s climate policy isn’t her corporate cash; it’s her corporate ideology. The climate justice movement, she says, “requires the kind of boldness Bernie Sanders represents.”
Also: military historian Andrew Bacevich says America can never win its twenty-year war for the Middle East.
Plus: Amy Goodman talks about how she got arrested at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul in 2008 — and other highlights from the 20-year history of ‘Democracy Now.’
Amy Goodman talks about 20 years of Democracy Now—including how she got arrested in my home town of St. Paul. She’s coming to town tomorrow/ Thursday, to Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Blvd. at 7pm.
Also: Viet Nguyen talks about “The Sympathizer,” the best political novel I’ve read in a long time. It opens in Saigon on the last day of the Vietnam war and follows a nameless spy who has infiltrated the South Vietnamese army and then flees with its remnants to America. It’s out now in paperback.
Plus The Spanish Civil War: it was huge event in the rise of fascism and in the history of the American left. We’ll talk about it with Adam Hochschild – his new book is Spain in Our Hearts: Americans and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. Adam and I will be in conversation at the LA Public Library ALOUD series tomorrow/Thurs night, 7pm; the library is at 5th & Flower Streets.
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The Abraham Lincoln Brigade, American volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War, are legendary heroes in the fight against fascism. ADAM HOCHSCHILD tells their story in his new book Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39. Adam is an award-winning author and one of the founders of Mother Jones magazine.
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“Everything Connects: Building Blocks of Daily Life”
my panel this year at the LA Times Festival of Books at USC, Hancock Foundation auditorium, 1:30pm; featuring
–Jonathan Waldman, “Rust: The Longest War”;
–Edward Humes, “Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation”;
–Brian Fagan, “The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History.”
John Nichols says that, after his big win in the Wisconsin primary, Bernie has momentum on his side. And the Republicans problems deepen after Cruz’s victory there.
Also: David Cole argues that citizen activists are the real force behind changes in constitutional law – look at how the NRA changed the meaning of the Second Amendment; look at how the gay rights movement changed the meaning of “marriage.” His new book is Engines of Liberty.
Plus: Obama’s legacy: Gary Younge contrasts the symbolic victory with the real defeats for the left., especially in the use of US military power in the Mideast.
HAROLD MEYERSON analyzes Bernie’s big win in Wisconsin, and considers the conundrum facing Republicans with the defeat there of Donald Trump. Harold is executive editor of The American Prospect and writes for the LA Times, the Guardian, and other publications.