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Lawrence Goodwyn: The Great Predicament Facing Obama

An interview with legendary historian Lawrence Goodwyn on Obama, the larger currents in our political life, and the possibility of a rebirth in our democratic culture.

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Jan Frel is AlterNet's senior editor. Lawrence Goodwyn is professor emeritus of history at Duke University and author of Democratic Promise: The Populist Moment in America (1976); The Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt (1978); and Breaking the Barrier: The Rise of Solidarnosc in Poland (1991).