Radio Parallax

Show 624

June 12, 2014
  1. Current Events, Cantor goes down
  2. GOP anti-war maverick and former Congressman Pete McCloskey talks about his fights in the American political scene from the 1960s to the present
  3. Further political discussions with the legendary Pete McCloskey who challenged President Richard Nixon (and Nixon's secret wars in Southeast Asia)

Speaking with those who have done great things

Jun 12, 2014

The interview on today's show is but a portion of a long discussion recorded with Pete McCloskey.

The former Congressman is a singular figure in 20th century American politics. Though a Republican he was a leading anti-war figure in the Congress and a co-author of the Endangered Species Act. In 1972 he openly challenged the incumbent President - Richard Nixon - for the GOP nomination. He managed to get re-elected to Congress despite being in front of the popular opinions of the time.

History has vindicated his stands and we feel privileged to have been afforded the chance to speak with him. Fortunately we have at least another hour of material besides what airs today, and if we are lucky we may be able to speak to the Congressman again. What you hear today, and in future installments only scratches the surface of what episodes we might explore with this remarkable and principled political figure.