Salon Radio with Glenn Greenwald: Interview with David Sirota

Can the extreme dissatisfaction among the citizenry be channeled into genuine political change?

Published July 28, 2008 3:43PM (EDT)

(updated below - Update II)

For today's edition of Salon Radio with Glenn Greenwald, I spoke with author and columnist David Sirota, whose most recent book is Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington. Sirota's book explores how the pervasive and intense dissatisfaction among the citizenry with our political class can be channeled into genuine political change. I discuss that issue with Sirota, along with corporate control over our political process, the impact of America's growing income inequality on political change, strategies for undermining the political establishment, and how the Obama candidacy fits into these goals.

To hear the discussion, press PLAY below. The volume can be adjusted on the device below as well. [Music: Kevin MacLeod]

UPDATE: The transcript of Friday's interview with Daniel Ellsberg is here. At least as of now, transcripts won't ordinarily be available for these segments. We have a transcript for the Ellsberg interview because he had someone who volunteered to create one. As I indicated on Friday, this show is a work in progress and we hope to improve it in a number of ways as it evolves. Transcripts may be something we do at some point in the future.

UPDATE II: Tangentially related to this discussion, Democratic strategist Ed Kilgore and I debate whether Blue Dog Democrats in Congress ought to be targeted for defeat. My piece is here, and Kilgore's response is here.

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