How a Novel Poisoned America’s History
Wednesday, 7 September
American society is in crisis, but can the iconic story Gone with the Wind explain the divisions ripping the US apart today? Professor Sarah Churchwell talks to Arthur Snell about her new book The Wrath to Come, which re-examines the controversial legacy of Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel, and what it tells us about American history and culture today.
“Gone with the Wind does reject the idea that war is romantic, that is where it’s more modern.”
“During the insurrection a white supremacist flag was carried in the US Capitol for the first time since the civil war.”
“Anyone outside of the US sees Biden as centre-right. In America he’s painted as a socialist.“
“Democracy in America hasn’t been achieved. It’s something we have to constantly fight for.”
Written and presented by Arthur Snell. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.
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