KPFK Wed. 5/21: Arianna on Obama’s Victory

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON talks about Tuesday’s primaries, which finally gave Obama a majority of pledged delegates from primaries and caucuses. The big questions: Will Hillary’s white supporters vote for Obama in November? And how strong a candidate will John McCain be? Arianna of course is co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post; her new book is Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe (and What You Need to Know to End the Madness).

Plus: BARBARA EHRENREICH talks about the politics of joy – her book Dancing in the Streets is out now in paperback. (originally broadcast Jan. 10, 2007)

Also: In the last Gilded Age, people stood up to greed – why don’t we? STEVE FRASER talks about irrational exhuberance and market panic; dreams of wealth and hatred of the power of money. He wrote about “The Two Gilded Ages” for, and his new book is Wall Street: America’s Dream Palace.

More stuff to read: “Nixonland, Then and Now” — my interview at with Rick Perlstein.