Imagining Jewish Philanthropy and America's Political Economy

May 16, 2021

On this show we'll be exploring the history of American Jewish philanthropy as it tried to balance the interests of democracy with those of capitalism --the interests of the public good vs. the need for capitalism to grow and profit through the market. Host Jim Vrettos receives guest Lila Corwin Berman, Professor of History and the Murray Friedman Chair of American Jewish History.

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319
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The Radical Imagination

The Radical Imagination looks at radical alternatives of what the United States could be like, offering a safe space in which people can discuss what they imagine in order to transform the criminal justice system, economic system, political system, etc.; understanding that the same issues that...

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