Raw Deal: Social Security Privatization

WED, OCT 26, 2005 (1:05:12)

Best-selling author and New York Observer, columnist Joe Conason considers the new social security proposal as the latest attack in a seventy-year campaign to destroy the advances of the New Deal. In The Raw Deal: How the Bush Republicans Plan to Destroy Social Security and the Legacy of the New Deal, with a foreword by Al Franken, Conason explains the workings of the think tanks, front organizations, town hall meetings, and the public fronts for conservative ideologues and financial institutions that he feels are intent on destroying the most successful federal program in history.

+ BIO: Joe Conason

Joe Conason is national correspondent for The New York Observer, where he writes a weekly column distributed by Creators Syndicate. He is also a columnist for Salon.com, and the Director of the Nation Institute Investigative Fund. His books Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth, and The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton, with Gene Lyons, were both national bestsellers. His latest book, It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush, was released in February 2007. His writing and reporting have appeared in many publications, including Harpers, The Guardian, The Nation, and The New Republic. He also appears frequently on television and radio (notably as a regular Friday guest on “Air America’s The Al Franken Show”). He lives with his wife in New York City.

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