People Get Ready: The Coming Fight

John Nichols/The Nation

John Nichols/The Nation

“If we don’t have big D Democracy very soon, we will all be serfs to corporate capitalism.” – John Nichols

John Nichols and Bob McChesney started the modern day media reform movement with Free Press in 1997. They have a new book out called People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy.

Nichols is one of the smartest guys out there.  “He is a compass, a guide to savvy, humane, progressive thought whose span of knowledge is remarkable.”  This video is long, but once you get past the intros and Nichols starts talking, quite worth it.  Also find out how he credits Sarah Palin with the idea that Socialism no longer seems as scary a thing as capitalism.  And the Lewis Powell Memo. And much, much more.


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