How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops: ERWIN CHEMERINSKY says the Court has created “often insurmountable obstacles” to justice for victims of police abuse. Erwin is founding dean of the law school at UC Irvine and wrote about bad cops for the New York Times op-ed page.
Also: despite the suffering and misery in Gaza, Syria, Egypt and elsewhere in the Mideast, JUAN COLE says, a new generation of Arab men and women are using innovative notions of personal rights to challenge the authoritarianism, corruption, and stagnation that had afflicted their societies. Juan’s new book, The New Arabs, offers a provocative and optimistic argument about the future of the Arab world.
Plus: How the black community of Ferguson, Missouri have shed their fear and asserted their humanity in ways big and small, beautiful and ugly:GARY YOUNGE was an eyewitness. He writes forThe Guardian and The Nation—and he will be talking about his book The Speech: The Story Behind Dr Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream at Esowon Books on Sept 9, next Tues, at 7pm –4327 Degnan Boulevard in Liemert Park.
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.