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Leid Stories—Dr. Gerald Horne’s Radically Different View of Election 2016—08.10.16

This year’s presidential election, we’re constantly told, is, and ever will be, “historic.” Thinking minds immediately should erect their best defenses, for U.S. history has a very peculiar history; it almost never tells the whole story, and its chief purpose is to secure and undergird the interests of the power elite.

The historicity of the political moment would suffer a similar fate, were it not for scholars—such as today’s guest, Dr. Gerald Horne—who boldly have been waging their own struggles against longstanding proscriptions against telling the whole story, lest America’s true nature be accurately documented and widely known.

Horne, the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston and prolific author of more than 30 books and 100 scholarly papers on struggles against imperialism, colonialism, fascism and racism, regularly decodes complex social, political and economic issues on Leid Stories. On today’s program he offers a radically different view of Election 2016.

 

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