Congress, Globalization, and the Economic Crisis (Conversations with History)

5/18/2009; 57 minutes

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes former Iowa Congressman James A. Leach for a discussion of his 30 year career in the U.S. House of Representatives. Topics covered include: how principles are affected by interest group pressure, how the Republican Party and Congress changed during his tenure, how the U.S. electorate will respond to the changed economic circumstance, and how Congress will navigate between nationalism and internationalism as it legislates on the current crisis. He reflects on the leadership needed in the executive and legislative branches during the difficult days ahead.

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