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denominator of all of them is that we're in a state of regression on the economic and social problems, the international problems, the civil rights. And one of the things that fascinates me about these books is that no one of them really offers a path for how do we get out of it. Most of them are very, very good in terms of descriptions and analyses of our predicament, but they don't say, well, what do you do about it? This is an excellent one, by [Thomas Byrne] Edsall, who is a member of the staff of the WASHINGTON POST, The New Politics of Inequality, in which he is analyzing the transfer of power from the liberal-progressive approach to the present conservative approach. But after I got through reading that, I was left feeling-- well, here we are, this is what's happened. And I was left feeling, well, what's going to happen? And one could even say that what's going to happen is that we're just going to get used to this.


I want to come back to some other aspects of this retrogression, but first there's something more on the anti-Semitic factor. What was your reaction during the Democratic primary campaign, when Louis Farrakhan made those anti-Semitic statements, and, of course, Jesse Jackson was quoted as referring to New York as “Hymietown” and talked about “Hymies”?


My personal reaction?



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