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Might there actually be some benefits to come from America’s new depression?  On this edition of Portside, Burt Cohen talks with Benjamin Barber, whose lead story in a recent issue of The Nation suggests now may be a moment in history when we star…

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It’s here in America! Be very very afraid. It’s called European SOCIALISM!! Are you scared yet? On this edition of Portside, Burt Cohen looks at what it is the Republicans are trying to make you so afraid of. Burt’s guest is John Feffer, co-director of…

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Who was the greatest American president? Everyone knows it was Abraham Lincoln whose 200th birthday we celebrated in February 2009. But in this edition of  Portside, Burt Cohen talks with Thomas DiLorenzo, author of The Real Lincoln about the more…

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It used to be only the most extreme in Israel advocated expulsion of its Arab citizens from their homes. On this edition of Portside, Burt Cohen talks with University of California foreign policy analyst Conn Hallinan about the new, more widely accepte…

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Should Americans expect real change in military and foreign policy under Obama?
George McGovern thinks there are reasons to be hopeful.

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Far from being ended by the war against the South, slavery became more widespread and brutal after the Civil War. And it continued until World War II. (You can also listen to the full hour interview with Douglas Blackmon.)

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Is America finally starting to emerge from the dark ages of the drug war? On this segment, Burt speaks with author Charles Shaw regarding new scientific inquiries into possible psychological benefits of the controlled use of LSD and other psychedelic d…

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He put Charles Manson in jail. In a new book, VINCENT BUGLIOSI tells why George W. Bush should be prosecuted for murder.

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Former Nixon White House strategist KEVIN PHILLIPS talks about his new book: “Bad Money; Reckless finance, Failed Politics and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism.”

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Did Franklin Roosevelt miss a chance to scare the Nazis off? Burt talks with author DOMINIC TIERNEY about his new book “FDR and the Spanish Civil War.”

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