Jim Hightower on Class Warfare

Sunday, 06 October 2013 12:11 By Thorne Dreyer, Rag Radio | Radio Segment
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Texas progressive populist writer, public speaker, humorist, radio commentator, and political gadfly Jim Hightower is Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio. Hightower was twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner and is a former editor of the Texas Observer. He is the New York Times best-selling author of seven books including "Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow"; "Thieves In High Places: They've Stolen Our Country And It's Time To Take It Back"; "If the Gods Had Meant Us To Vote They Would Have Given Us Candidates"; and "There's Nothing In the Middle Of the Road But Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos."

Jim Hightower broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried on more than 150 commercial and public stations, on the web, and on Radio for Peace International. He publishes a populist political newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown, which now has more than 135,000 subscribers, is the fastest growing political publication in America, and has received both the Alternative Press Award and the Independent Press Association Award for best national newsletter. His newspaper column is distributed nationally by Creators Syndicate.

Also listen to our April 6, 2012, Rag Radio interview with Jim Hightower here.

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Thorne Dreyer

Thorne Dreyer, a pioneering '60s underground journalist, edits The Rag Blog, hosts Rag Radio, and is a director of the New Journalism Project. Dreyer was an editor of The Rag in Austin and Space City! in Houston, was on the editorial collective of Liberation News Service (LNS) in New York, was general manager of Pacifica's KPFT-FM in Houston and was a correspondent for Texas Monthly magazine. Dreyer can be contacted at

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