“The Hidden History of American Oligarchy”
Tune in to “Be Bold America!” Sunday, January 31 2021 at 5:00pm
At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide. —Abraham Lincoln, Lyceum Address, 1838
Thom Hartmann, the most popular progressive radio host in America and New York Times bestselling author will be visiting KSQD’s “Be Bold America!” to talk about his latest book in his Hidden History series, The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: Reclaiming Our Democracy from the Ruling Class.
Billionaire oligarchs want to own our republic and they are nearly there thanks to legislation and Supreme Court decisions that they have essentially bought. They put Trump and his political allies into office and support a vast network of think tanks, publications, and social media that everyday pushes our nation closer and closer to police-state tyranny.
Thom will trace for us the history of the struggle against oligarchy from America’s founding to the United States war with the feudal Confederacy to President Franklin Roosevelt’s struggle against “economic royalists,” who wanted to block the New Deal. In each of those cases, the oligarchs lost the battle. But with increasing right-wing control of the media, unlimited campaign contributions, and a conservative takeover of the judicial system, we are at a crisis point.
Interview Guest :
Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk show host. Talkersmagazine named him America’s most important progressive host and has named his show one of the top ten talk radio shows in the country every year for over a decade. A four-time recipient of the Project Censored Award, Hartmann is also a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-six books, translated into multiple languages.