I’m going to be on TV

30 Dec

I’m going to be on “Up With Chris Hayes” (MSNBC) this Sunday, between 9 and 10 am (EST).  Talking with Chris about The Reactionary Mind, the GOP campaign, and more. Yes, that’s 9 am on New Year’s Day.

4 Responses to “I’m going to be on TV”

  1. niccolox December 31, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    maybe you could do a Hitchen’s and show up drunk and angry and cause a media sensation

  2. Paul Rosenberg December 31, 2011 at 5:40 am #

    Well, this is certainly a good omen for the new year! Let’s hope there’s much more of this to come in 2012!

    Aside from you in paricular, which is great news, this a hopeful sign more generally as well. Chris has far too many center-right hacks on his show. The center-leftists he has on need to be challenged more from the left. It’s better for them, as well as being better for of all of us.

    So, may this be but the first of many appearances by you, and may you be but the first of many guests to help pull the conversation away from the black hole of DC consensus politics.

    Still, I seriously doubt I’m going to be watching it live.

  3. waitforclick January 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Enjoyed listing to you this morning on Up with Chris Hayes. I am now a follower of your blog. I also tried to click the link on your blog for “Buy My Book” but got an error. Don’t know if it is something on my end or yours, but thought you might want to check.

    Again it was great to hear you this morning and I look forward to getting your book.

  4. Jason Kosnoski January 2, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    Just watched the interview I’m wondering what you thought about Hayes’s last question? I found it quite odd, in that he can’t quite seem to acknowledge the conclusion of the book, although he agrees with it. As I remember, his last question was, “if the book is right and conservatives don’t really care about tradition, or community or whatever idea they publicly advocate but instead are motivated by reactionary defenses of hierarchy, then I can’t see a reason for talking to them. But I want to talk to them and invite them on my show. So they must be able to contribute something, right?”

    Hayes is one of the most left figures in national television media, yet he somehow can’t wrap his emotions around an argument that discredits his opponents. Thus, a discussion of a book critical of conservatives on a progressive show some how ended on the possible contributions of the Right. (Specifically on the ludicrous point that somehow the real heroes of fascist resistance were conservatives?!?!?!)

    Anyway, I find it interesting how many people just can’t seem to deal with the book’s conclusions. Berman focuses on the language and style of argument, Lilla just ignores it and writes his own history, and Hayes, who agrees with you, struggles to find some redeeming qualities in a movement whose ideals he obviously finds odious. All of these are forms of avoidance.

    Anyway you did great—I know how hard it is on TV panels like that to get your point across and you nailed it.

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