It’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism, as the popular observation goes. But, according to Betsy Hartmann, that’s an especially American outlook. She discusses what she calls the America Syndrome: the national propensity toward apocalyptic thinking, rooted in religiosity and imperial expansion. Resources: Betsy Hartmann, The America Syndrome: … Continued
Jack Blum spent years as a staff attorney for the Senate Anti-Trust Subcommittee specializing in white-collar corporate crime and off-shore tax evasion. He’ll join us for a conversation on what the Panama Papers tell us about the global financial world and the difficulties in stopping questionable business practices. Then, Peter Manseau, author of the book … Continued
Kevin Kruse, professor of history at Princeton and author of One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America.