Tony Kushner Talks About Hollywood and the Presidential Race Tonight (Video)

News   Tony Kushner Talks About Hollywood and the Presidential Race Tonight (Video) Tony Kushner, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America speaks on Hollywood and the presidential race Feb. 5 at 9 PM in an interview with Laura Flanders on Link TV (DirecTV 375 and DISH 9410).

The episode will also stream at LinkTV.org/LauraFlanders.

"The Laura Flanders Show" is hosted by the former Air America Radio host and best-selling author, who will speak with Kushner on "times of tumult and times of complacency; and wrestling with citizenship, Clinton, Lincoln, media" and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The outspoken Kushner tells her that although he considers himself a socialist, he is supporting Hillary Clinton, who he calls "a progressive person who gets things done." Kushner said that his work on the screenplay to Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" convinced him of the importance of working for change within the system.

"Working on the Lincoln screenplay changed me enormously in this regard—I believe that in an electoral democracy compromise is necessary, and I believe in an electoral democracy like ours, where there are two political parties—well at this point it's almost difficult to say that because there's one political party and then there's this incoherent, shrieking, chaotic nightmare that the Reagan counterrevolution has spawned on the other side and it's really bad news for American democracy that the two party system is gone now and what you have is a party that still has apparently as it's front runner Presidential candidate, a man like Donald Trump, who is insane. And I think that that's a very bad state of affairs but I do believe that some of the most enduring transformations of human society that I've seen in my lifetime and that I'm aware of as a student of history, have come about through electoral politics."

Click here for more information on the show. Here is a sample clip from Flanders' interview:

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