HILLARY, BARACK & THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM
Hillary Clinton once described herself as a "Rorschach
test." People see in her what they want, whether they love her or
hate her. In this hour of To the Best Of Our Knowledge we'll talk
about the complicated feelings many women have about Hillary, her marriage
to Bill, and whether it's possible to evaluate her run for president without
thinking about the fact that she's female.
Drew Weston is the author of "The Political Brain: The Role
of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation." He tells Jim Fleming
that Democrats need to learn to sell their core issues by speaking in
emotionally effective language, as the Republicans have since the days
of Ronald Reagan. Also, Paul Krugman is one of the most prominent
liberal pundits in America. He talks with Steve Paulson about his latest
book, "The Conscience of A Liberal."
new book called "Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary" which
is comprised of essays by women novelists, essayists and critics on
the subject of how the writers respond to Hilary Clinton as a cultural
symbol and public personality. Anne Strainchamps talks with three of
them: Susan Morrison, Daphne Merkin and Lorrie Moore; and we
also hear clips from Hillary on the stump.
professor Randall Kennedy has written another incendiary book.
The author of "Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word"
has now written "Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal."
Kennedy tells Steve Paulson why Clarence Thomas is the most disliked
prominent Black man in America, but may not deserve the term "sellout."
And Barack Obama talks with Steve Paulson about his self-image
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|Randall Kennedy, Sellout:
The Politics of Racial Betrayal (Pantheon)
|Paul Krugman, The Conscience
of a Liberal (Norton)
|Susan Morrison, ed, Thirty Ways
of Looking at Hillary : Reflections by Women Writers, up Close and
Personal (Harper Collins)
|Drew Westen, The Political
- After Westen:
Joshua Redman Quartet w/ Chill
Warner Bros. Records
- After Krugman:
Phil Ochs w/ Love Me, Im a Liberal
- After Morrison/Merkin/Moore:
Quartet San Francisco w/ Tanguori
on Whirled Chamber Music
Violin Jazz Recordings
- After Kennedy:
Quartet San Francisco w/ Bei Mir Bist du Schoen
- After Obama:
Quartet San Francisco w/ Harlem Nocturne
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