Episode #255: Kinder, Gentler, and a Complex Legacy

We spend much of our show this week remembering the life and legacy of George Herbert Walker Bush.  His biographer, Jon Meacham, talks about what he learned from the 41st President in putting together his book.  And we bring you many soundbites from Bush’s political career — starting with a commercial from his 1964 Senate campaign in Texas, and ending with Bill Clinton reading aloud a letter Bush sent him as Clinton was about to be inaugurated in 1993.

And we hear from Carol Anderson, a professor at Emory University, who discusses her new book, “One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy,” and cites examples of ways people are still being denied the vote today.

Music used in this podcast:

Tell The Truth  by Otis Redding

Heroes by David Bowie

Homeward Bound by Simon & Garfunkel

The Jean Genie by David Bowie

All You Need Is Hate by The Delgados

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