For years President Andrew Jackson was locked in a battle over Indian lands with a Cherokee chief. NPR’s Steve Inskeep on the history of that rivalry, how it led to the "Trail of Tears" and helped set the stage for the Civil War.
Political analyst Kevin Phillips discusses wealth and democracy — and whether the one is damaging to the other. His new book is a political history of money in America, from the Revolution through the "second Gilded Age" of our times.
- Kevin Phillips political and economic commentator. His most recent book is titled: "Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism"
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