Radiozine on 10/09/08
Host Per Fagereng interviews Chalmers Johnson, author of "Voting The Fate of the Nation, Will Economic Meltdown, Race, or Regional Loyalty Be the Trump Card in Election 2008?" on TomDispatch.com. In the article Mr. Johnson asks, "Have the Bush years, most recently in the form of a global financial Katrina, created the conditions for a rare turning-point election in U.S. politics, as with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Democratic Party in 1932 -- or will deep-seated racism and entrenched regional/party loyalties prove too much, even for this catastrophic moment?" Chalmers Johnson's latest book, Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic, warned of the possibility of a profligate, militarized U.S. going bankrupt, then explores the nature of a turning-point election in recent American history.