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Searching for Whitopia with Rich Benjamin

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Join us tonight for an exploration of the social and political implications of the growing phenomenon of “Whitopias”—small towns and exurbs without diversity. Our guest tonight is Rich Benjamin, author of the new book Searching for Whitopia.

Rich Benjamin, author of Searching for Whitopia, is a senior fellow at Demos, a nonpartisan national think tank based in New York City. His social and political commentary is featured in major newspapers nationwide, on NPR and Fox Radio, and in many scholarly venues. He holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Book Talk Radio is a project of the Progressive Book Club, and is hosted by Joe Conason. Joe Conason is national correspondent for The New York Observer, where he writes a weekly column distributed by Creators Syndicate. He is also a columnist for Salon.com, and the Director of the Nation Institute Investigative Fund. His latest book, It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush, was released in February 2007.
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