KPFK Wed. 1/23: Barbara Ehrenreich: The Stimulus

“Desperately Seeking Stimulus”: BARBARA EHRENREICH says that the issue replacing Iraq in the election is “how to get the economy engorged and throbbing again.”

Plus: CHALMERS JOHNSON on the bankrupt empire: The military adventurers of the Bush administration have much in common with the corporate leaders of the defunct energy company Enron. Both failed even to address the problem of how to finance their schemes of imperialist wars and global domination. Chalmers Johson’s Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic, was published yesterday in paperback. His new piece appears at
Read Chalmers Johnson on “Charlie Wilson’s War”
Watch the video: Chalmers Johnson on American Hegemony

Also: GANG LEADER FOR A DAY: When a grad student in sociology at the U. of Chicago walked into an abandoned building in one of Chicago’s most notorious housing projects, he was looking for people to take a multiple-choice survey on urban poverty. As a result, SUDHIR VENKATESH befriended a gang leader named JT and spend a decade inside the projects under JT’s protection, documenting what he saw there. Sudhir will be reading from and signing his new book Gang Leader for A Day at Vroman’s Bookstore, 5695 E. Colorado Blvd in Pasadena, tonight/Wed at 700pm.