On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by Bill Ayers, author of the new book Demand the Impossible: A Radical Manifesto, for the full hour.
Eight years ago in the run up to the presidential election, Barack Obama faced allegations that was connected to, and was perhaps even friends, with a so-called “domestic terrorist.” This year’s Republican nominee Donald Trump also once suggested that it was none other than Bill Ayers who wrote Obama’s memoir.
Though his life as a member of the Weather Underground in the 1960s and 70s is often discussed, less attention is given to his work as an award-winning educator and his work in curriculum and instruction. He has released over twenty books, many on education but also memoirs and political works. In Demand the Impossible: A Radical Manifesto, Ayers discusses the progressive causes and anti-war activism that he has long been a champion of, and how these movements can lead to a fundamentally different world.