Paul Street: We Live In An Abject Authoritarian Plutocracy

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with Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street
December 20, 2017

OpenUnivoftheLeft on Dec 17, 2017

Dr. Paul Street, “Trumped? How the United States Became a Banana Republic”, Open University of the Left, 12-16-2017, Chicago, Illinois

[Street begins at 7:21]

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Paul Street is an independent radical-democratic policy researcher, journalist, historian, author and speaker based in Iowa City, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of seven books to date: Empire and Inequality: America and the World Since 9/11 (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2004); Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in the Post-Civil Rights Era (New York: Routledge, 2005); Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis: a Living Black Chicago History (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007); Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2008); The Empire’s New Clothes: Barack Obama in the Real World of Power (Paradigm, 2010); (with Anthony DiMaggio) Crashing the Tea Party: Mass Media and the Campaign to Remake American Politics (Paradigm, 2011); and They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy (Paradigm, 2014). Paul writes regularly for Truthdig, Telesur English, Counterpunch, Black Agenda Report, and Z Magazine.

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Brave New World (1980)

The Sheep Look Up by Gray Brechin