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 New World Notes 
 Weekly Program
 Morris Berman, Roy Zimmerman; Kenneth Dowst
 Kenneth Dowst  
 For non-profit use only.
 Attribution Non-commercial (by-nc) 
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KD contrasts Halloween (good) with Black Friday (bad)--setting the stage for historian MORRIS BERMAN's brilliant and witty talk.

For Berman, the essential hollowness of America's leaders reflects the hollowness at the core of many of us--and the hollowness of The American Dream (which seems to be just a wish for more stuff). "The System" seems to be collapsing--leaving Morris with very mixed emotions.

Then singer-satirist ROY ZIMMERMAN offers a more upbeat view of the oddness of American life.
Previously broadcast, as NWN #297, in November 2013

Thanks to Robin Upton, of Unwelcome Guests, for Berman's talk.

New World Notes is produced under the auspices (Latin for "suspicious gaze") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
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The title is from a poem by T.S. Eliot (1925). We'll hear a bit of it at the end.

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