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The Minority Party in America: Featuring an Interview with Norman Thomas

The Minority Party in America: Featuring an Interview with Norman Thomas

Norman Thomas was the leader of the American Socialist Party in the 1930s and '40s. In 1960, he was interviewed by Howard Langer about the role of the minority political party in the United States. A six-time candidate for president, Thomas discusses the influence of special interest groups on the political process and the role of money and the media—issues that remain a concern. Thomas also shares his thoughts on other political leaders of the day including Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Dwight Eisenhower. A biography of Thomas and a transcript of the interview are included with the recording.

Track Listing

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Introduction Norman Thomas 2:15
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The Role of the Third Party Norman Thomas 9:56
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The Two Party System Norman Thomas 4:23
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Pressure Groups Norman Thomas 4:11
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The Party Platforms Norman Thomas 2:04
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Broadcasting - Politics and Money Norman Thomas 7:00
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Television - Public Relations & Politics Norman Thomas 3:41
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E.V. Debs, F.D. Roosevelt, Huey Long, Upton Sinclair, Richard Nixon, H.S. Truman, J. McCarthy, D.D. Eisenhower Norman Thomas 14:52
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The Socialist Party in America Norman Thomas 9:51

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