Keeping Democracy Alive Hosted by Burt Cohen
March 11, 2021
So much we have to learn from January 6th. On the first part of today’s show History Professor Robert Schneider calls it a “Populist Transgression,” without a legitimate grievance. Other uprisings and disruptions are purposeful. He likens Trump to Mao: just break what was there. And on part two, Robert Meeropol whose father wrote Billie Holiday’s haunting “Strange Fruit” about lynchings, likens January 6th to a lynching: Officials condoning the gleeful beatings and murder. And the smiling face of the cop as he killed George Floyd. There’s also the new movie: “The United States vs Billie Holiday.” Oh yes, Meeropol’s birth parents were Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
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