Rick Perlstein: The Rise of Reagan: KPFK 8/20

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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.

Plus: This month is the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI--we’ll speak with historian ADAM HOCHSCHILD about his award-winning book To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918.  It’s about anti-war activists in Britain in WWI–they defied their governments, and their families, to say the war was wrong.  Adam is an award-winning writer and co-found of Mother Jones.  His book is out now in paperback.

Also: TOM HAYDEN talks about alternatives to the “long war” in Iraq that Hillary Clinton, and increasingly Barack Obama, have been advocating.  Tom writes for The Nation and other publications and heads The Democracy Project — info HERE.