If the Left Debated the Campaign Issues

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If the Left could participate in the presidential electoral debates in the U.S. how would they:

  • explain the purpose of elections and why so few vote
  • expose U.S. foreign policy and present an alternative
  • discuss the economic system, who it serves, and offer an alternative?

What would a Left candidate counter with, when the discussion turns to Cuba or Venezuela or other countries in the Bush administration’s so-called Axis of Evil?

Lydia Sargent questions Michael Albert on the issues raised in typical mainstream candidates debates. His answers expose the PR nature of most campaign debates, as well as the hypocrisy of candidates’ positions on such issues as education, the environment, and the war in Iraq.

Taped in 2008; 51 minutes.