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Welcome to Coming From Left Field, a conversation about politics, books, and current events.

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    “We Are Proud Boys” with Andy Campbell

    “We Are Proud Boys” with Andy Campbell

    Andy Campbell, the Senior Editor of Huffington Post, joined us today to discuss his book, “We Are Proud Boys: How a Right-Wing Street Gang Ushered in a New Era of American Extremism .” Andy is considered an expert on American extremism, having covered the modern rise of the far-right at the ground level, including the neo-Nazi rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017.
    Links:“We Are Proud Boys: How a Right-Wing Street Gang Ushered in a New Era of American Extremism” by Andy Campbell:
    https://www.amazon.com/Are-Proud-Boys-Right-Wing-Extremism/dp/0306827468 
    Andy Campbell articles in Huff Post:
    https://www.huffpost.com/author/andy-campbell 
    Greg's ZZs Blog: http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/
     
    #AndyCampbell#WeAreProudBoys#ProudBoys#GavinMcInness#Extemist#Jan6#EnruqyeTarrio#VICE#HuffingtontPost#HuffPost#JoeRogan#GregGodels#zzblog#PatCummings#ComingFromLeftField#Podcast

    • 1 hr 4 min
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    “Thank You For Your Service” with Bill Ehrhart

    “Thank You For Your Service” with Bill Ehrhart

    Today’s guest is an American poet, writer, scholar, and Vietnam veteran.  Bill (W.D.) Ehrhart has been called "the dean of Vietnam war poetry." His activism in the form of his prolific literary work has been featured in numerous articles, books, periodicals, and even Ken Burns’ documentary, The Vietnam War.
    Links:W.D. Ehrhart’s books from McFarland Publishing:
    https://mcfarlandbooks.com/?s=W.+D.+Ehrhart&search_id=product&post_type=product
     
    W.D. Ehrhart Articles in the LA Progressive |Jun 2014 to Nov 2022:https://www.laprogressive.com/author/w-d-ehrhart
     
    Webpage:https://wdehrhart.com/index.html
     
    Greg's ZZs Blog: http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/
     
    #BillEhrhart#WDEhahart#Poet#ThankYouForYourService#KenBurns#Vietnam#Veteran#PTSD#GregGodels#zzblog#PatCummings#ComingFromLeftField#Podcast

    • 1 hr 8 min
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    “American Midnight” with Adam Hochschild

    “American Midnight” with Adam Hochschild

    Our guest today is an award-winning New York Times best-selling historian Adam Hochschild to discuss his book, “American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis.” Adam Hochschild is a prominent historian, author of eleven books, and a co-founder, editor, and writer at Mother Jones magazine.
     
    Links:“American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis.”
    https://www.harpercollins.com/products/american-midnight-adam-hochschild?variant=40001056014370
    Greg's ZZs Blog: http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/
     
    AdamHochschild#AmericanMidnight #WoodrowWilson#JEdgarHoover#Debs#Facism#WW1#GregGodels#zzblog#PatCummings#ComingFromLeftField#Podcast

    • 59 min
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    Socialism Betrayed” with Joe Jamison and Roger Keeran

    Socialism Betrayed” with Joe Jamison and Roger Keeran

    Our guests today are Joe Jamison (pen name: Thomas Kenny) and Roger Keeran, authors of “Socialism Betrayed: Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union.”  Although written two decades ago, it remains the definitive expose of what led to the overthrow of the Soviet Union. With the recent death of Mikhail Gorbachev, their book is especially relevant, providing a clear and insightful analysis of this historic event.
     
    Links:
    “Socialism Betrayed: Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union”:
    https://bookshop.org/p/books/socialism-betrayed-behind-the-collapse-of-the-soviet-union-roger-keeran/7617565
     
    Greg's ZZs Blog: http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/
     
    JoeJamsion#ThomasKenny#RogerKeeran#SocialismBetrayed#CollapseSovietUnion# Mikhail Gorbachev#Ukraine#SecondEconomy#CarlosMartinez#MidwesternMarxist#JeffreySommers#CollapseUSSR#RiseChina#NATOExpansion#Marx#Communism# GregGodels#zzblog#PatCummings#ComingFromLeft Field#Podcast

    • 1 hr 9 min
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    Salon Investigates “The War on Public Schools” with Kathryn Joyce

    Salon Investigates “The War on Public Schools” with Kathryn Joyce

    Our guest today is Kathryn Joyce, an investigative reporter at Salon. She recently authored a three-part series: ‘The war on public schools is being fought from Hillsdale College,” which focuses on a private Christian school playing an outsized role in nearly all our current fights about education.
    Hillsdale is a “feeder school” for the Trump administration, its leadership directed Trump’s “patriotic education” 1776 Commission. Their lecture series and related magazine are the place where right-wing politicians and thinkers go to pilot their most ambitious ideas.
    Links:
    “The war on public schools is being fought from Hillsdale College”:https://www.salon.com/2022/03/16/salon-investigates-the-on-public-schools-is-being-fought-from-hillsdale-college/
    Kathryn Joyce website (articles and books): http://kathrynjoyce.com/
    Political Research Associates Articles – Ben Lorber Research Analyst: https://politicalresearch.org/bio/ben-lorber
    Greg's ZZs Blog: http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/
     
    KathrynJoyce#WarPublicSchools#Education#Christian#HillsdaleCollege#CriticalRaceTheory#CRT#ChristopherRufo#RightWingCollegeLies#Salon#PeninsulaSchoolDistrict#InformedParentsofWashington#Imprimis#charterschools#GregGodels#zzblog#PatCummings#ComingFromLeft Field#Podcast

    • 54 min
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    “Pleading Out: How Plea Bargaining Creates a Permanent Criminal Class” with Dan Canon

    “Pleading Out: How Plea Bargaining Creates a Permanent Criminal Class” with Dan Canon

    Our guest today is Dan Canon, a civil rights lawyer, teacher, and author of "Pleading Out: How Plea Bargaining Creates a Permanent Criminal Class."  His book is a searing analysis of America’s assembly-line approach to criminal justice and the shameful practice at its core: the plea bargain.
    Canon is also known as counsel for Kentucky and Indiana plaintiffs in the landmark cases successfully supporting changes in marriage equality laws.
    Links:
    Dan’s book:
    “Pleading Out: How Plea Bargaining Creates a Permanent Criminal Class”: https://www.basicbooks.com/titles/dan-canon/pleading-out/9781541674684/
     
    Greg's ZZs Blog: http://zzs-blg.blogspot.com/
     
    #DanConan #PleadingOut# civilrights#lawyer#criminaljustice #marriageequality #Plea Bargaing#Attorney# #polticalanalysis #greggodels #zzblog #zzsblog #patcummings #ComingFromLeftField #podcast #laborhistory #unionbusting

    • 55 min

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