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Violence and Militarism

Program #EHRB001. Recorded in Boulder, CO on April 12, 1991.

In this powerful and persuasive presentation, Barbara Ehrenreich connects the deep strains of violence and militarism that are embedded in our culture. Domestic violence has its counterpart in international affairs. U.S. foreign policy, Ehrenreich contends, has much in common with the LAPD. Women, people of color and the poor are the main victims of Bush's New World Order.

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Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich is a social critic, journalist, and activist.  She received a PhD in cell biology from Rockefeller University. In the 1970’s, she was involved with the nascent women’s health movement. After publishing an article in Ms magazine, she became a regular columnist there and with Mother Jones. She is the author of numerous books including such bestsellers as Nickel and Dimed, Bait and Switch, This Land is Their Land and Bright-Sided. In 2012 she founded the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a website designed to place the crisis of poverty and economic insecurity at the center of the national political conversation.

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