Letters and Politics

Polarized USA

Guest: Max Elbaum has been involved a peace and anti-racist movements since joining Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in Madison, Wisconsin in the 1960s. Through the 1970s and 1980s he participated in campaigns defending affirmative action and opposing U.S. military interventions in the Third World while writing extensively for the radical press and taking part in then-widespread efforts to construct a new U.S. revolutionary political party. Currently he is one of the editors of Organizing Upgrade and is the author of Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che.

 

Photo credit: USA Police in Portland, Oregon, by Skylor Powell on Unsplash

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
Herbie HancockFat Mama (Remastered Album Version)Mwandishi: The Complete Warner Bros. RecordingsRhino/Warner Bros.
Sly5thAveCalifornia LoveThe Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute to Dr. DreTru Thoughts Recordings
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