By Craig Gurian | Unions
Remapping Debate sat down down with Nelson Lichtenstein — MacArthur Foundation Professor of History and director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy at the University of California, Santa Barbara — to try to put the current crisis for the labor movement in context. The discussion included an assessment of the tactics of GOP governors and anti-union allies to set worker against worker, and a look at how the Obama Administration — from its handling of bank bailouts onward — effectively left the GOP and its allies free to set the terms of debate, most notably with the idea that the only thing to be done about state fiscal crisis is to cut programs, wages, and benefits. More
By Craig Gurian | Economy, Markets, Politics
Jacob Hacker is co-author of the recently published "Winner-Take-All Politics." Remapping Debate sat down with him to discuss how and why corporations and wealthy individuals have been so successful since the 1970s — during both Democratic and Republican administrations — in vindicating their interests to the detriment of the vast majority of Americans. More
By Craig Gurian | History, Race
James Loewen is co-editor of the recently published "Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader." According to Loewen, straightforward and unromanticized accounts of Confederate ideology remain, in many quarters, the historical truth that dare not speak its name. More