In this episode, on the 41st anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero in San Salvador, we talk with Prof. Phillip Berryman about the tumultuous history of Central America during the 1970s and 80s. We discussed liberation theology, his work in Central America during Carter and Reagan’s wars against the people of countries like El Salvador and Guatemala, the solidarity movements of the 80s and compared the presidencies of Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Donald Trump.
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.