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Season 2006 Episode 1110

Oppositional Force in American Politics

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Oppositional Force in American Politics
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As Opposed to What? Creating a Real Opposition Force in American PoliticsWhat will really change after the midterm elections? While electing Democrats is the establishment's solution to counteract six years of Republican control in Washington, few people have any illusions that the Democratic party represents a true opposition force in American politics. Two of the country's favorite columnists, Gary Younge, the Guardian newspaper's U.S. correspondent and author of "Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States," and Lewis Lapham, longtime editor and now editor emeritus of Harper's magazine, and author of "Pretensions to Empire: Notes on the Criminal Folly of the Bush Administration," discuss what it will take to create a real opposition movement in America today. Co-sponsored by The New School and The New Press - The New SchoolThe New School for Social Research was founded in 1919 as a center for "discussion, instruction, and counseling for mature men and women." It became America's first university for adults. Over the years, it grew into a major urban university made up of eight schools, and in 2005, it was officially renamed The New School. The university currently enrolls more than 25,000 students annually. Their diversity of ages, aspirations, and social backgrounds enriches the institution with a wide variety of cultures, perspectives, priorities, interests, and talents.moreless

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