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Since 2006, bringing historical context to the politics of today. TV pundits discuss politics in a vacuum. Cable news tells you everything is 'breaking news' but in most cases, events have long roots in history. In this podcast, we smash and bash the politics of today with a healthy dose of history
18 Aug 2020 • 1 hour 17 mins
The Democratic Convention in New York City in 1980 was not the example to follow for how to run a convention. With the help of "Reaganland" author and historian Rick Perlstein, we look at one of the most frustrating modern conventions. The fight between Ted Kennedy and Carter for the nomination, obscure rules challenges, delegates cajoled by generals, men in green and white, just a blip of Bill Clinton, Communists and fireworks, speech flubs and the handshake that doomed a ticket are among the items discussed. Please go out and get Rick Perlstein's Reaganland, available today.