Bob takes on Reagan’s America

The latest U.S. history lecture from Green and Red Podcast co-host, and University of Houston history professor, Bob Buzzanco.

We hear about the aftermath of Watergate. The 1980s–the Backlash Continues: Reagan and the Triumphant Right.

The Moral Majority and Phyllis Schlafly; Reagan’sEvil Empire Speech; Reverse Robin Hood Economics and De-Industrialization in placeslike Youngstown. The new New Cold War; SDI and slaughters in Central America. And then the cultural resistance of the period that includes Punk and Hip Hop.  And ends with Rodney King and the LA Rebellion.

Author: Sparki

Scott Parkin is a Senior Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network and organizes with Rising Tide North America. He has worked on a variety of campaigns around climate change, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mountaintop removal, labor issues and anti-corporate globalization. Originally from Texas, he now lives in San Francisco.

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