Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner: Hollywood and Socialism

Can a socialist choose Hillary over Bernie? Playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner discusses Socialism, Zionism, Hollywood, and the 2016 elections. Tony Kushner has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for drama, an Emmy Award, two Tony Awards, two Academy Award nominations, and President Obama presented him with the National Medal of Arts in 2013. Last fall he was entered into the National Theater Hall of Fame - and no wonder; among his plays are "Angels In America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes," and "The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures." His many screenplays include Steven Spielberg’s "Lincoln" and
"Munich." He has also written or edited several books, including "Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict." Later in the program, Laura visits with a Roma Gallery in Hungary that embraces Hip Hop and bell hooks. All that and a few words from Laura on recent political upheavals in Hungary.

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Building the Democratic Economy, from Preston to Cleveland​

Two forms of government have dominated in the west over the last 100 years. In one big power is vested in the state, the government, in the other policy is dominated by the influence of big industry, big corporations, or big money. Well 100 years after the Russian revolution, and 10 years after the financial crash, a whole lot of people all around the world are asking, “Are there any alternatives?” especially as neither of those models has delivered on a promise of shared prosperity.

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