KPFK 12/12: The Nuclear Danger Now

We thought The Bomb might disappear with the Cold War – but instead we face the rising danger of nuclear terrorism and the nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea occupying center stage in the presidential election. We’ll have comment and analysis from JONATHAN SCHELL – his new book is The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger. Jonathan writes for The Nation and Harper’s, and is currently teaching at Yale.

Plus: historian DAVID NASAW talks about Andrew Carnegie: he was the richest man in the world; he crushed the Homestead Strike — and he opposed US imperialism. David’s book Andrew Carnegie is out now in paperback. (Originally broadcast Oct. 25, 2006)

ALSO: Rethinking “McGovernism”: George McGovern’s 1972 campaign is often blamed for moving the Democratic Party away from the working man towards women, blacks, gays, environmentalists, and peacniks.  BRUCE MIROFF argues that recent Democratic presidential candidates fearful of “McGovernism” have moved to the center — and lost. Bruce teaches history at SUNY Albany; his new book is The Liberals’ Moment: The McGovern Insurgency and the Identity Crisis of the Democratic Party.