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Novelist Jonathan Lethem looks at American radicalism

Clip: 10/22/2013 | 3m 22s

Set in the mid-20th century, Jonathan Lethem's novel "Dissident Gardens" explores the private lives of American communists and the "radical tradition" that has become part of the fabric of our nation. Jeffrey Brown talks to the author about his inspiration and the intersection of political ideology and personal experience.

Aired: 10/22/13

Rating: NR

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