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For our year-in-review show, we’ll ask HAROLD MEYERSON what happened to Obama in 2010? Why did he make so many concessions to Republicans? Harold writes op-ed columns for the Washington Post and the L.A. Times, and he’s editor-at-large of The American Prospect.
Also: Islamophobia — the year in review: MAX BLUMENTHAL of The Nation will look back at the alarming rise in attacks on Muslims and Islam in the US, ten years after 9-11. Max is the author Republican Gomorrah; read his new piece “The Great Fear” at TomDispatch.com HERE .
Plus: BOB DYLAN’s Christmas album: is this a joke — or a tragedy? SEAN WILENTZ explains — he’s historian-in-residence at the official Bob Dylan website, and his new book is Bob Dylan in America. READ Sean Wilentz on Dylan’s Xmas album HERE. LISTEN to samples HERE. PLAYLIST: “Here Comes Santa Claus”; “I’ll Be Home for Xmas”; “Must Be Santa,” “Winter Wonderland”; “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” (originally broadcast 11/11/09)