Confessions of a Child of the Bourgeoisie

Acclaimed author and In These Times Board President Rick Perlstein examines the influences that shaped his work and politics.

Maximillian Alvarez

In These Times Board President and "Reaganland" author Rick Perlstein. YouTube screengrab

In this special episode, we chat with In These Times Board President Rick Perlstein. Perlstein is a bestselling author and internationally acclaimed historian whose books offer a singular look at American politics and culture in the late twentieth century, as well as the rise of the modern conservative movement. In past interviews, Perlstein has discussed the influences that shaped his publishing career. Here, he retells that story in a way that people haven’t heard before — through the lens of class.

Maximillian Alvarez is editor-in-chief at the Real News Network and host of the podcast Working People, available at InThe​se​Times​.com. He is also the author of The Work of Living: Working People Talk About Their Lives and the Year the World Broke.

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