July 20, 2007
Howard Zinn says that Joe Bageant "...evokes working class America like no one else." Joe does, in fact, bring us a large dose of raw intelligence from the hinterlands. And a particularly convincing argument, laid out more fully in his recent book Deer Hunting With Jesus, why if the Democrats can't enlist poor white working people they'll not only continue to lose elections but could hardly be called the "liberal" party. I thoroughly enjoyed talking with Joe — I not only appreciate his taking the time, but in opening up in a very personal way Joe reminds us what's really important. This is a long conversation with a total runtime of an hour and forty seven minutes. Enjoy!