Last Updated: Feb 4, 2018
The Anti-Social Socialist on Dec 15, 2017
Henry Wallace Speech
TheRealNews on Dec 4, 2017
Undoing the New Deal: The 1944 Coup Against VP Henry Wallace
TheRealNews on Dec 4, 2017
Historian Peter Kuznick and Paul Jay discuss the historical context of the fight between the Sanders’ progressive wing against the oligarchy within the Democratic Party; the overthrow of Vice President Wallace by an alliance of party bosses and Southern racists was a turning point in the decades long process to roll back the New Deal.
Undoing the New Deal: Truman’s Cold War Buries Wallace and the Left (pt2)
TheRealNews on Dec 7, 2017
Historian Peter Kuznick says Truman bought into the Republican’s post-WWII campaign against Russia and used the hysteria to purge the Democratic Party and defeat former VP Henry Wallace in the ’48 Presidential election; with host Paul Jay.
Undoing the New Deal: Roosevelt Created A Social Safety Net, Not Socialism (pt3)
TheRealNews on Dec 10, 2017
Historian Peter Kuznick says the New Deal created necessary programs and regulations that mitigated the effects of the Great Depression, but he wouldn’t nationalize the banks or challenge private ownership.
Undoing the New Deal: Truman Embraces the Cold War (pt4)
TheRealNews on Dec 14, 2017
Historian Peter Kuznick says that while Truman supported the New Deal, he paved the way for its undoing by fueling the anti-communist, anti-socialist fervor which played into the hands of the right; with host Paul Jay.
Undoing the New Deal: African-Americans, Racism and the FDR/Johnson Reforms (Pt5)
TheRealNews on Dec 18, 2017
Historian Gerald Horne says that to pass the New Deal legislation, FDR allowed discriminatory practices to appease the racist Dixiecrat section of the Democratic Party; the reforms of the 60’s that responded to the upsurge of the civil rights movement helped Black Americans, but have been undone by Democratic and Republican administrations since – with host Paul Jay.
Updated: Dec. 20, 2017
Undoing the New Deal: Clinton Rolled Back the Deal, Obama Blew a FDR Moment (pt6)
TheRealNews on Dec 20, 2017
Historian Gerald Horne says that President Clinton’s “reforms” were a staggering blow to the social safety net; President Obama had a rare political moment where he could have created a modern New Deal, but he wouldn’t do it.
Updated: Jan. 29, 2018
Undoing the New Deal: Eisenhower Builds an Arsenal of Nuclear Weapons and a Cabinet of Millionaires (pt7)
TheRealNews on Jan 29, 2018
Historian Peter Kuznick says that in spite of his famous warning, Eisenhower can be called the father of the industrial-military complex; when he takes office, the U.S. has a 1,000 nuclear weapons, when he leaves, it’s 22,000 – with host Paul Jay.
Updated: Feb. 4, 2018
Undoing the New Deal – The Age of Lunacy (Pt8)
TheRealNews on Feb 4, 2018
Historian Peter Kuznick says Eisenhower called for decreased militarization, then Dulles reversed the policy; the Soviets tried to end the cold war after the death of Stalin; crazy schemes involving nuclear weapons and the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba put the world of the eve of destruction – with host Paul Jay.
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