Can the Egyptian people who toppled Mubarak and who are demanding democracy keep up their momentum to achieve their goals? Chris Toensing edits Middle East Report, and he talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the obstacles that lie ahead.
Exciting protests are going on in Wisconsin and other states against cuts to public sector jobs and social services. But when will the Left begin to protest the system that empowers the super rich and disempowers the rest of us? Clayton Morgareidge comments, drawing on Slavoj Žižek's recent bookFirst as Tragedy, Then As Farce.
Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It is Maile Meloy's book of short stories about difficult choices. Larry Bowlden finds a lot to like this set of spare, realistic, and emotionally intelligent stories. More of Larry's reviews are here.
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show dealing with revolution and democracy in Egypt, the future of the Left in the context of the Wisconsin protests, a movie about being fired, and a fine book of short stories.