The 2020 election will liberate us from Donald Trump and Republican hegemony. A sweeping Democratic victory will make it possible at last for us to address our most serious problems — because 2020 will bring the death of the Republican party as we’ve known it. That’s what Stan Greenberg says – he’s a longtime pollster and adviser to presidents from Clinton to Obama. He’s also a bestselling author, with a new book out – it has the wonderful title R.I.P. G.O.P.: how the New America is Dooming the Republicans.
Plus: Naomi Klein on the Green New Deal— she says we need to follow the example of the New Deal era of the 1930s, when nothing would have happened without “massive pressure from social movements” that “changed the calculus of what was possible.” Naomi is the author of several number one bestsellers, including “This Changes Everything.”
Also: movies and politics. No political figure has blurred the line between them more than Ronald Reagan – and no president understood the power of collective fantasy better than Reagan did. That’s what the great movie critic J. Hoberman says – his new book about movie culture in the Age of Reagan is called “Make My Day.” 12/31/19