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Looking on the bright side of life / Alexander Cockburn.

Program Title:
Looking on the bright side of life / Alexander Cockburn.
PRA Archive #: 
AZ0903.03
Description: 

Talk which points out that leftiests are too pessimistic, for they only look for the bad news in the headlines. We do need to look at the brighter side of events. He examines developments in Poland and Africa to see how things have changed, both for good and bad, during the 1980's. The realities of capitalism and segregation are becoming widely known, so it is getting more and more difficult to perpetuate them. The California economy is being transformed from a defense to a peace economy. He even points to some promising developments in the Middle East: the U.S. can now criticize Israel. Americans are ready, he concludes, for a more radical decade in the 1990's.|LOOKING ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE / Alexander Cockburn. - Talk which points out that leftists are too pessimistic, for they only look for the bad news in the headlines. We do need to look at the brighter side of events. He examines developments in Poland and Africa to see how things have changed, both for good and bad, during the 1980's. The realities of capitalism and segregation are becoming widely known, so it is getting more and more difficult to perpetuate them. The California economy is being transformed from a defense to a peace economy. He even points to some promising developments in the Middle East: the U.S. can now criticize Israel. Americans are ready, he concludes, for a more radical decade in the 1990's. - RECORDED: San Francisco, 1991.

Station: 
Date Recorded on: 
San Francisco, Apr. 1990.
Date Broadcast on: 
-0-
Item duration: 
1 reel (40 min.) : 7 1/2 ips., mono.|40:00
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Distributor: 
Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1990.
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