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Lessons of Internment

Feb 21, 2008
Yuri Kochiyama's remarkable life took her from a Japanese internment camp in Arkansas to the Audubon Ballroom, where she witnessed the assassination of her friend Malcom X, and on to Oakland, where she continues to struggle for social justice.

Hillary Clinton: ‘Bush Lite’?

Dec 12, 2007
Judging by the senator's voting record and her position on matters of international law and human rights, political scholar Stephen Zunes believes Hillary Clinton is poised to carry on the legacy of a certain prior occupant of the White House if she's elected next November -- and it's not the one you might think.

Bush’s Grandfather Linked to Fascist Plot

Jul 26, 2007
Back in the 1930s a general by the name of Smedley Butler exposed a plot to overthrow the government of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and install a fascist oligarchy backed by some of America's most powerful business leaders and conservatives. Prescott Bush, grandfather of George W., was among those linked to the plan. BBC Radio investigates.
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Famed Historian Schlesinger Dead at 89

Mar 2, 2007
Arthur M. Schlesinger died Wednesday from a heart attack at the age of 89. A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Kennedy White House fixture, Schlesinger wrote or edited more than 25 books and once referred to George W. Bush's post-9/11 policy as "a ghastly mess."

The Turning Point

Feb 23, 2007
The co-editor of the American Empire Project book series and author of "Every Man a Speculator" brings a historical perspective to the 2006 election, and the coming battle for the presidency.

The Five Greatest Presidents

Feb 23, 2007
Abraham Lincoln has defeated Ronald Reagan to retake the title of greatest American president in the eyes of most Americans. Reagan had briefly usurped Lincoln following his death in 2005, according to Gallup, which regularly updates the standings. The current top five greatest presidents, in order, are: Lincoln, Reagan, Kennedy, Clinton and FDR.