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New York Times op-ed columnist GAIL COLLINS traces women’s progress from the fifties to the present, from “My Little Margie” to Hillary for President — and Sarah Palin for Vice President. Gail Collins was the first woman editor of the New York Times editorial page; Her new book is When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present.
Also: With Obama’s trip to Shanghai this week, HAROLD MEYERSON asks: who created that dysfunctional relationship with China? The answer; not the Chinese, but rather American businesses and finance, above all WalMart and Wall Street. Harold is an op-ed columnist for the Washington Post.
Plus: RICK HERTZBERG remembers the Obama campaign — and talks about Obama one year later. Rick writes about politics for The New Yorker; once upon a time he was a speechwriter for Jimmy Carter. His new book is Obamanos! The Birth of a New Political Era.
Rick will be in conversation with Marty Kaplan of USC Thursday at 7:3opm at WRITER’S BLOC at the ICM Theater, 10250 Constellation Blvd (MGM building) in Century City. Tickets are $20.