Letters and Politics

Fund Drive Special: The Ideas Behind the Green New Deal

We are joined by two experts on the New Deal for a conversation about the history of the depression era and the set of policies put in motion by . A history that can inform us of the ideas behind the Green New Deal.


Gray Brechin is the founder and Project Scholar of the Living New Deal hosted by the UC Berkeley Department of Geography. He is the author of Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin.

Richard Walker is professor emeritus of geography at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the founder of the Living New Deal — a research project in Geography at University of California, Berkeley. Professor Walker is the author or co-author of several books including The Capitalist Imperative, The New Social EconomyThe Conquest of BreadThe Country in the City, and The Atlas of California.



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