The Big Picture: The People vs America – Part 2
The American people’s lack of faith in and disillusionment with the US establishment is greater now than at any other point in history. The institutions that served US citizens are increasingly regarded as self-serving and the people increasingly divided, increasingly polarised along racial and economic lines.
As new President, Donald Trump, enters the White House on a wave of populism, The Big Picture explores just how America has become so fractured, and how for many, the American Dream has been lost.
Featuring interviews with a panel consisting of former Black Party Chair Elaine Brown; Dr. Michael McQuarrie, London School of Economics; Dr. Jonathan Weiler, author of “Authoritarianism and Polarization” – moderated by Senior Presenter for Al Jazeera English Richard Gizbert.
Plus discussions with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Chris Hedges; Professor Douglas Ruskoff, author of “Life Inc.”; Professor Michael Kazin, author of “American Dreamers”; Xenia Wickett, Homeland Security (2001-2004); Professor Juliet Schor of Boston College; Thomas Drake, former Senior Executive NSA; and Dr. Naomi Wolf author of “The End of America”.
First aired on Aljazeera.com.