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HAROLD MEYERSON on Obama’s majority—and the way he connected our struggles for equality today with the history of “Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall.” But can Obama’s majority win the coming fights not just for social equality but for economic reforms? Harold is editor at large of The American Prospect and columnist for the Washington Post op-ed page.
Plus: Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” has become one of the emost widely recorded songs in music history—ALAN LIGHT explains how that happened. His new book is THE HOLY OR THE BROKEN: …The Unlikely Ascent of ‘Hallelujah’. Playlist: “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley, K.D. Lang, Bob Dylan, Adam Sandler, and Leonard Cohen Live in London.
Also: The true story of a convicted murderer and the lawyers who fought for his freedom: BARRY SIEGEL, the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist who heads the Literary Journalism program at UC Irvine, tells the story of Bill Macumber, who was released from prison in Arizona in November after spending 37 years in jail maintaining his innocence. Barry’s new book is MANIFEST INJUSTICE.
Barry Siegel book talk at UCI Law School noon Thurs 1/24: info HERE.