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Professor Richard D. Wolff. is one of the world's leading Marxian economists and is a professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, where he taught from 1973 to 2008. He is also currently currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York. He is also a founding member of the Green Party of New Haven Connecticut, is the host of Economic Update, at WBAI in New York City, and has co-authored 13 books, most recently "Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism" in 2012. 

Do we have true capitalism? What exactly is Marxism, and why does it exist? Most Americans have a knee-jerk reaction against Marxism, but is it fully justified to not even speak of it? What political histories and structures are compatible with different economic systems? Is there a positive role Marxism has taken in national and world economies?

Avowed capitalist Cenk Uygur discusses these questions and much more with Professor Richard D. Wolff. 

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/profwolff

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CJ Werleman is a top atheist writer, political commentator, and humorist, and is the author of many books, including "Jesus Lied: He Was Only Human: Debunking The New Testament," "God Hates You, Hate Him Back: Making Sense of The Bible," and "Crucifying America: the unholy alliance between the Christian Right and Wall Street." His latest is "Atheists Can't Be Republicans: If Facts and Evidence Matter." He also writes regularly for Salon, Alternet and The Contributor.

How did CJ become godless? What took him from non-denominational Christian school to his views on religion today? What are his views on the Bible, God, and biblical figures? 

http://www.cjwerleman.com/

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/cjwerleman

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Max Blumenthal is the author of Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel; he speaks to Cenk Uygur about the situation in Gaza straight from Ramallah on the West Bank. He has been a vocal opponent of Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing militaristic leadership of Israel, the U.S. government's support of violent acts in the name of the state, as well as the treatment of people living on the Gaza Strip. 

Max argues that the status of people living on the Gaza Strip is worse than what black South Africans suffered during Apartheid, asks why the U.S. continues to push for assault on the Gaza Strip, and explains how he, as a Jewish man, mitigates his criticism of the state of Israel. Can Americans protest the violence and death through boycott? 

Max Blumenthal on twitter: https://twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal

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In this latest terrific interview, hilarious and incisive political comedian Jimmy Dore (http://twitter.com/jimmy_dore) sits down with The Young Turks' host Cenk Uygur (http://twitter.com/cenkuygur) to discuss politics, the media and how corporations have seized control of them both - all of which Jimmy also covers in his new book, "Your Country Is Just Not That Into You: How the Media, Wall Street, and Both Political Parties Keep on Screwing You - Even After You've Moved on."

Along the way the two also discuss Jimmy's Chicago upbringing and why, as the 12th of 12 kids in an Irish Catholic family, he was eminently disposable, how ABC newscaster Brian Williams can be a terrific guy and still be a huge part of what's destroying the country, and why on earth someone making $50,000 a year would ever care about the estate tax.

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Amazon link: http://ow.ly/AdJBS
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Follow him on Twitter! http://twitter.com/jimmy_dore

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This is the complete interview of nerd royalty, Wil Wheaton on his start as an awkward child actor, rise to the Star Trek Enterprise bridge. Wil is also known for using his celebrity as a platform to stand against SOPA, promote "Wheaton's Law," promote nerd culture positively, and voice his thoughts on the political establishment. Plus, he and Cenk have a surprising amount of other things in common!

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Larry King is nothing short of THE name in talk shows- he rose from hunble radio beginnings to the most preeminent interview and news shows in the world. But how did he get there? How did he transition from humble and scared radio host to CNN and OraTV's biggest host? Now that he's departed CNN, what can he say is his real political point of view? What happened in his infamous Jerry Seinfeld interview? What is the first question he would ask Osama bin Laden?

Larry King sits down with Cenk Uygur to discuss all this, plus the choices that shaped his career, which is still running strong.

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Russell Simmons - founder of Def Jam and Phat Farm, majority shareholder for Global Grind - is famous for his huge career as a hip hop, clothing, media, and all-around business magnate. He's also well-known for his philosophy and social activism. Simmons is undoubtedly very busy, but today he reveals the secret to happiness and personal success-- staying still? In his new book, "Success Through Stillness," Simmons explains the power of meditation and the transformative power something that seems so simple can have over your life.

Russell Simmons talks about all this and more in this special interview with Cenk Uygur!

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Ondi Timoner is a film director, producer and entrepreneur. Her films include the documentaries "DIG!", "We Live in Public" and "Join Us" for which she's won two Grand Jury prizes at the Sundance Film Festival.

She's also directed music videos for artists like Paul Westerberg, the Jonas Brothers and Run-DMC and she hosts a weekly talk show, "BYOD," on http://www.thelip.tv that features interviews with other documentary filmmakers.

At this year's South by Southwest Film Festival she debuted her new online video portal, "A Total Disruption," featuring an interview with Shepard Fairey. "A Total Disruption" is a partner program on The TYT Network.

In this interview with The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur (http://twitter.com/cenkuygur), Ondi Timoner talks about how she got started in documentary films, how documentary filmmakers earn a living, her upcoming films about comedian Russell Brand and visual artist Robert Mapplethorpe, the unsatisfying and fickle experience of fame, her favorite documentary right now and how she chooses the topics to address in her films.

Follow Ondi Timoner on Twitter: http://twitter.com/onditimoner
Visit her innovation portal here: http://www.atotaldisruption.com
Check out her production company here: http://www.interloperfilms.com

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Michael Hastings is best known for a 2010 interview with General Stanley McChrystal, NATO commander in the Afghanistan war. Comments from the General published in the Rolling Stone magazine interview led President Obama to relieve McChrystal of duty.  In this conversation with Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks, Hastings talks about his early experiences as a journalist, and explains how some media outlets soften news coverage and inadvertently serve the purpose of supporting the establishment.

Read The Runaway General here: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-runaway-general-20100622

Michael Hastings wrote I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story, available on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/?tag=theyoungturks-20.

Michael Hastings writes for http://www.buzzfeed.com.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm EDT