Program #CUMB002. Recorded in Athens, GA on March 4, 1991.
Recorded at the University of Georgia.
Bruce Cumings teaches history at the University of Chicago. He has made a special study of the connection between war and television. Professor Cumings is the author of The Origins of the Korean War and War and Television.
The Ballot or the Bullet
Malcolm XMalcolm X is a singular figure in African-American history. He led an extraordinary life. He was born in an impoverished family in Omaha, NE on May 19, 1925. He recalled being “dizzy” with hunger. He said, “My whole life has been a chronology of changes.” Indeed it was. He went through a remarkable series of […]
Co-ops: Economic Democracy
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Mexico After NAFTA & Chiapas
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The CIA and Cuba
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The Clash of Barbarisms
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