October 20th, 2010
What a year for political elections. Our anger has seemingly frosted over our common sense and candidates that would never pass muster in previous years are in close races across the country. What’s driving this groundswell of political change, is it sustainable and who’s really behind it on this week’s Business Matters.
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Julian E. Zelizer is Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Zelizer, received his B.A. at Brandeis University and Ph.D. at The Johns Hopkins University. He is one of the leading figures in the field of American political history and a well known public intellectual. Professor Zelizer is the author and editor of numerous books that examine U.S. political leaders, policies, and institutions since the New Deal. He is the author of Jimmy Carter and Arsenal of Democracy and the editor of The Presidency of George W. Bush.
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Joe’s been in the Navy, an anti-war hippie in communes, a Marxist and a “half-assed Buddhist.” He’s been writing about the American counterculture and third world issues since 1971. He’s lived on an Indian reservation in Idaho as well as in small Central American towns. His newest book is “Rainbow Pie: A Redneck Memoir” and before that he was the author of “Dear Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class War“. He writes regularly at his blog, JoeBageant.com and at the Huffington Post.
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