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Dr. Cornel West, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud joins Thom Hartmann. For tonight's Conversation with Great Minds Thom is joined by Dr. Cornel West. A self-described "champion of justice through the traditions of the black church" - Dr. West is one of America's most important public intellectuals and a fierce advocate for democracy. He currently serves as the Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at the Union Theological Seminary and is the author of 20 books - including the classics "Race Matters" and "Democracy Matters."


Dr. Cornel West, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud joins Thom Hartmann. For tonight's Conversation with Great Minds Thom is joined by Dr. Cornel West. A self-described "champion of justice through the traditions of the black church" - Dr. West is one of America's most important public intellectuals and a fierce advocate for democracy. He currently serves as the Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at the Union Theological Seminary and is the author of 20 books - including the classics "Race Matters" and "Democracy Matters."


Former Congressman Bob Ney, "Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill" joins Thom Hartmann. If - like most Americans - you think Congress is corrupt ..... well - you're right


Former Congressman Bob Ney, "Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill" joins Thom Hartmann. If - like most Americans - you think Congress is corrupt ..... well - you're right!


Congressman Mark Pocan(D-WI, 2nd District) joins Thom Hartmann. While the Supreme Court handed same-sex marriage supporters two huge victories this week - equality for all Americans regardless of sexual orientation is still in the works. So what's next for the gay rights movement?


Congressman Mark Pocan(D-WI, 2nd District) joins Thom Hartmann. While the Supreme Court handed same-sex marriage supporters two huge victories this week - equality for all Americans regardless of sexual orientation is still in the works. So what's next for the gay rights movement?


Dr. Michael McDonald, Global Resilience Initiatives joins Thom Hartmann. The planet is warming at an unprecedented rate and financial markets are becoming more and more unstable. Is our society prepared to cope with an uncertain - and possibly chaotic future?


Dr. Michael McDonald, Global Resilience Initiatives joins Thom Hartmann. The planet is warming at an unprecedented rate and financial markets are becoming more and more unstable. Is our society prepared to cope with an uncertain - and possibly chaotic future?


Ms. Gloria Steinem, feminist, journalist, and social & political activist / author (co-founder Ms Magazine / co-founder Women's Media Center w/Jane Fonda & Robin Morgan) joins Thom Hartmann


Ms. Gloria Steinem, feminist, journalist, and social & political activist / author (co-founder Ms Magazine / co-founder Women's Media Center w/ Jane Fonda & Robin Morgan) joins Thom Hartmann.


The United States has spent tens of billions of dollars on reconstruction in Iraq - but it might surprise you to find out what some of that money is really going towards. In tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - Thom talks with State Department veteran Peter van Buren about our government's bungled attempts to re-build a post-war Iraq. His new book is We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People.


The United States has spent tens of billions of dollars on reconstruction in Iraq - but it might surprise you to find out what some of that money is really going towards. In tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - Thom talks with State Department veteran Peter van Buren about our government's bungled attempts to re-build a post-war Iraq. His new book is We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People.


From the mountains of Pakistan to the border with Mexico - drones are America's 21st Century weapon of choice. What's fueling the rise of remote control warfare? I'll ask Code Pink Co-Founder Medea Benjamin in tonight's Conversation with Great Minds. Drone Warfare: Killing By Remote Control


From the mountains of Pakistan to the border with Mexico - drones are America's 21st Century weapon of choice. What's fueling the rise of remote control warfare? I'll ask Code Pink Co-Founder Medea Benjamin in tonight's Conversation with Great Minds. Drone Warfare: Killing By Remote Control


For Conversation With Great Minds I'm joined by Lee Fang. Lee is a Reporting Fellow with the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute and has covered the complex world of lobbying and public policy for ThinkProgress - the Boston Globe and the Nation Magazine. One of the first journalists to uncover the network of donors behind the Tea Party - his new book: The Machine: A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right - is a must read for anyone interested in learning the real story behind the rebirth of the Republican Party in the age of Obama.


For Conversation With Great Minds I'm joined by Lee Fang. Lee is a Reporting Fellow with the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute and has covered the complex world of lobbying and public policy for ThinkProgress - the Boston Globe and the Nation Magazine. One of the first journalists to uncover the network of donors behind the Tea Party - his new book: The Machine: A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right - is a must read for anyone interested in learning the real story behind the rebirth of the Republican Party in the age of Obama.


Stewart Acuff, "Playing Bigger Than You Are" & Karen Nussbaum, Working America & Bill Spriggs, AFL CIO, joins Thom Hartmann. Today is May Day. Workers and activists from all over the world gathered to celebrate labor's achievements and demand social justice. With the wealth gap widening and union membership here in the United States at its lowest in decades - May Day is as important now as ever. After the break - I'll talk to tonight's Bigger Picture Panelists about the future of the labor movement and what workers are doing right now to fight back against the one percent.


Stewart Acuff, "Playing Bigger Than You Are" & Karen Nussbaum, Working America & Bill Spriggs, AFL CIO, joins Thom Hartmann. Today is May Day. Workers and activists from all over the world gathered to celebrate labor's achievements and demand social justice. With the wealth gap widening and union membership here in the United States at its lowest in decades - May Day is as important now as ever. After the break - I'll talk to tonight's Bigger Picture Panelists about the future of the labor movement and what workers are doing right now to fight back against the one percent.


Trevor Aaronson, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism, joins Thom Hartmann. You've seen the headlines....Massive bomb plot foiled! FBI nabs culprit just in time! But who's really behind these would-be terrorists?


Trevor Aaronson, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism, joins Thom Hartmann. You've seen the headlines....Massive bomb plot foiled! FBI nabs culprit just in time! But who's really behind these would-be terrorists?


Candida Moss The Myth of Persecutions, joins Thom Hartmann. For tonight's Conversation with Great minds I'm joined by Candida Moss. Candida is the Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame and an expert in the role of martyrdom in Christian theology. A renowned scholar in her field of study - she has received recognition for her research from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation - the National Endowment for the Humanities - and the John Templeton Foundation. Her new book - "The Myth of Persecution - How Early Christians Invented A Story of Martyrdom" - reveals the truth behind centuries of Christian persecution stories and is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the mindset of the American religious right.


Candida Moss The Myth of Persecutions, joins Thom Hartmann.Candida Moss The Myth of Persecutions, joins Thom Hartmann. For tonight's Conversation with Great minds I'm joined by Candida Moss. Candida is the Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame and an expert in the role of martyrdom in Christian theology. A renowned scholar in her field of study - she has received recognition for her research from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation - the National Endowment for the Humanities - and the John Templeton Foundation. Her new book - "The Myth of Persecution - How Early Christians Invented A Story of Martyrdom" - reveals the truth behind centuries of Christian persecution stories and is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the mindset of the American religious right.


Professor Steve Keen, Debunking Economics, joins Thom Hartmann. If you believe Republican politicians like Paul Ryan and John Boehner - the United States has a crushing sovereign debt problem. But is private debt - the mortgage and credit card debt held by everyday Americans - the real drag on the economy? Steve is the Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Western Sydney in Sydney - Australia - and a world reknowned authority on a wide range of macroeconomic issues - including debt - financial instability - and monetary theory. A frequent critic of mainstream economists - he predicted the financial collapse of 2008 and received the Revere Award from the Real World Economics Reviews for his cutting analysis of contemporary economic trends. Professor Keen's book "Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition: The Naked Emperor Dethroned?" is a must-read for anyone interested in learning about how we got into our current financial mess.


Professor Steve Keen, Debunking Economics, joins Thom Hartmann. If you believe Republican politicans like Paul Ryan and John Boehner - the United States has a crushing sovereign debt problem. But is private debt - the mortgage and credit card debt held by everyday Americans - the real drag on the economy? Steve is the Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Western Sydney in Sydney - Australia - and a world reknowned authority on a wide range of macroeconomic issues - including debt - financial instability - and monetary theory. A frequent critic of mainstream economists - he predicted the financial collapse of 2008 and received the Revere Award from the Real World Economics Reviews for his cutting analysis of contemporary economic trends. Professor Keen's book "Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition: The Naked Emperor Dethroned?" is a must-read for anyone interested in learning about how we got into our current financial mess.