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Government

Speaking with Rick Perlstein

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Rick Perlstein, author of an epic series of books tracing the rise of the modern American conservative movement, talks about his latest book, Reaganland, as well as the linkage of Trumpism to that era, changes in news coverage during the 1970s (hint: Roone Arledge), the impact of culture (movies and TV) on politics and the role of race relations on politics since the 60s.