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Charles Derber; Nicholas Mokhiber

Ralph talks to professor Charles Derber about how corporate capitalism has turned America into a “bully nation.”  And nineteen year old Nicholas Mokhiber shares with us his adventure hiking the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail.

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Charles Derber is a professor of sociology at Boston College.  Professor Derber speaks often to business and policy leaders at the Conference Board, the Council of Foreign Relations and related bodies to interpret the rising concerns about anti-globalization and corporate power, especially in the context of the war on terrorism.  He has written many widely acclaimed books, a number of them with colleague Yale Magrass, sociology professor at UMass Dartmouth.  The one we’re discussing today is entitled, Bully Nation: How The American Establishment Creates a Bullying Society.

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Nicholas Mokhiber decided that instead of going right to college after he graduated high school, he was going to set a challenge for himself.  He was going to hike the Appalachian Trail, which is a 2,200 mile hiking trail from the state of Georgia to the state of Maine. 

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  1. Myles Flaig says:

    Thanks for this interview with Professor Derber. I bought the book, and I think a majority of us resonate with the message of bullying. Steve stated that in Canada we have the same number of guns per capita. This is not true. We have only a third of the guns per capita according to this article. : http://globalnews.ca/news/1354803/fact-checking-michael-moore-does-canada-have-more-guns-per-capita-than-the-us/

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