George Prochnik on Stefan Zweig's Warning to the Future; Margaret Regan, Immigrants Under Fire; Bob Avakian, What if . . . ?

When It's too late to Stop Fascism, According to Stefan Zweig, an interview with George Prochnik

 Nazi Stormtroopers

Nazi Stormtroopers

In the 1930s, Austrian writer Stefan Zweig was the most-translated author in the world. He fled Austria just ahead of the Nazi takeover, and lived life as a refugee in New York. In 1941, he spent the final months of his life furiously writing a memoir – a warning to the future. “For the benefit of subsequent generations, who would be tasked with rebuilding society from the ruins, he was determined to trace how the Nazis’ reign of terror had become possible, and how he and so many others had been blind to its beginnings,” wrote George Prochnik, author of The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World. We'll talk with George Prochnik about the assault on the truth, the widespread idea that Hitler could never get into power – or would simply fail in disgrace if he did. And we'll talk about the obvious lessons for today. 

George Prochnik is an author of several books and has written for The New YorkerNew York TimesBookforum, and Los Angeles Review of Books. He is editor-at-large for Cabinet magazine. 

THE FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THIS INTERVIEW IS ONLINE HERE. 


Margaret Regan, Immigrants Under Fire

Margaret Regan wrote an important book, Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire. Immigrants who've lived in the United States for years, are already being detained and deported at unprecedented rates. Thousands languish in detention centers for months or even years, or are summarily deported to Latin American countries they may barely remember. Detained and Deported is based on years of reporting that Margaret Regan has done as a long-time journalist in Tucson, Arizona. 


Bob Avakian, What if . . . ? 

We'll hear Bob Avakian, What if . . . ? from Revolution and Religion, the Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion, a dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian. 

Find out about the DVD here.