In this show I will be joined by guest Playthell Benjamin and we will be discussing what it takes to lead a successful Revolution. We will be analyzing the Occupy Wall St. movement along with other past and present movements and revolutions around the world.
More on P. Benjamin:
He was one of the founders of the first African American Studies Dept and on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement. From 1991 – 96 Playthell was a regular contributor to the Guardian Observer of London, where he wrote on politics, culture and sports. He wrote feature stories ranging from the television coverage of the Los Angeles race riot sparked by the Rodney King incident, to the courtroom genius of the great First Amendment Lawyer Martin Garbus, as well as the O.J. Simpson Trial, The Mike Tyson Rape Case, Concerts at Lincoln Center, and the Sista Souljah vs. Bill Clinton incident.
Mr. Benjamin wrote important stories on politics and culture for the Village Voice & the NY Daily News. Some of his most insightful columns were about the attempt to construct a post-communist society in Russia. In the nominating letter for the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished CommentaryEditorial Page Editor Arthur Brown wrote “With a perspective that comes out of the black experience, his column in the Daily News last year took on topics ranging from the celebrations of D-Day, which he assailed as Eurocentric, to gangster rap, which he denounced as a danger to American youth. He wrote about foreign affairs and the OJ Simpson case with equal insight. He took on demagogues of the right and left, both black and white, with equal fervor.”
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