If You Love This Planet, Dr. Helen Caldicott

Professor Frances Fox Piven on ensuring democracy in the United States in the face of right-wing attacks


Frances Fox Piven

Prof. Frances Fox Piven

In this episode, Dr. Caldicott interviews Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Political Science at the Graduate School, City University of New York. Professor Piven is also the president of the American Sociological Association and author of numerous publications, most recently Keeping Down the Black Vote: Race and the Demobilization of American Voters (with Lorraine Minnite and Margaret Groarke, published by the New Press in 2009. Prof. Piven talks with Dr. Caldicott about her lifetime preoccupation with the uses of social science to promote democratic reform. Read the January 23 article Glenn Beck’s Attacks on Frances Fox Piven Trigger Death Threats and the February 8 article The Real Threat of Glenn Beck’s Fantasies: It’s harm not to myself, but to American democracy that I fear from the Fox News host’s paranoid theories of social collapse.

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