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  • In a Democracy Now! exclusive, award-winning journalist Max Blumenthal joins us for the first extended interview about his debut book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party. The book traces the rise of the radical right in the US and how it used the concept of personal crisis to grow as a movement and eventually capture control of the GOP to transform it from the party of Dwight Eisenhower to the party of Sarah...
    September 04, 2009 | Story
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    Studs Terkel, 91, has worked as an activist, a civil servant, a labor organizer, an ad writer, a television actor and a radio DJ, among many other occupations. But since the 1960s, he’s been particularly well known as a world-class interviewer, a writer and radio personality who draws celebrities and, far more often, average citizens into sharing their oral histories.

    For 45 years, Studs Terkel spent an hour each weekday on his nationally...

    November 04, 2003 | Story
  • Nawal El Saadawi was dismissed from her post as Director General of Health and Education in Cairo in 1972 for herpolitical activities. She has been unable to practice medicine in Egypt since. In 1972, she also lost her job in theEgyptian government, and the magazine she founded was closed down. She wrote "Memoirs from the Women’s Prison," aftershe was imprisoned by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat for alleged crimes against the...
    October 31, 2001 | Story
  • This is Women’s History Month, and today we bring you a discussion with three women writers: Paule Marshall, Grace Paley and Nawal El Saadawi. They gathered last Saturday at an event sponsored by the Brecht Forum in New York. [includes rush transcript]
    March 29, 2000 | Story
  • The long-awaited transcripts of secret tape recordings in the Nixon White House have just been published this past month by University of Wisconsin historian Stanley Kutler in a new book called
    November 24, 1997 | Story
  • The issue of illegal drug use was again a hot topic this election season with candidates for a range of local, state and federal offices pledging to tackle the problem once and for all. The debate is often fueled by stereotypes far removed from the reality of the day-to-day life of addicts and drug users.
    November 06, 1997 | Story
  • The issue of illegal drug use was a hot topic this election season with candidates for a range of local, state and federal offices pledging to tackle the problem once and for all. The debate is often fueled by stereotypes far removed from the reality of the day-to-day life of addicts and drug users. A new book out called The Corner: A Year in the Life an Inner City Neighborhood seeks to depict a piece of America that is often lost in the...
    November 05, 1997 | Story
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    October 01, 1997 | Story
  • Democracy Now takes a special look at the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The new book Spirits of the Passage tells the story of the Henrietta Marie, the only slave ship to crash while being used as such. One of the authors of the book, Rosemarie Robotham, joins Amy to discuss the book and history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
    June 05, 1997 | Story
  • This year is the 30th anniversary of the death of Che
    Guevara, considered by many to be one of the most significant
    figures of the 20th Century. Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life is
    the name of a new book on Che by Jon Lee Anderson, who moves to
    Cuba after Aleida March, Che’s widow, agreed to cooperate with him
    on this biography.
    April 22, 1997 | Story