we cannot afford to live on our local laker lakes anymore. that changes the culture of our community. when landholders came up it was primarily in that kind of way. >> good evening, thank you very much for a presentation. i should say i'm not from wisconsin but i do sympathize because i'm from illinois. we have a. we have a good share problems on our side too. i always feel a big problem, i guess threat the country is just big money in politics. if you want to know how, no matter what they or governor is going to act, look at their donors. and so that i feel like the donors say now that the discussion is big-city versus small town, it is [inaudible] us, do we keep given the money to politicians and the powers
that be and it's like nothing will ever change. i want to know is is that something you see in wisconsin? or much in wisconsin. >> yes. yes, i think you have laid it out nicely for all of us. it is an issue. for sure is something that we all, increasingly think about, like yes, how is is it that money and politics is so prominent in the part of whether or not we feel represented and how campaigns are run. thank you. thank you so much for your presentation in your research, i grew up in madison and a small town in wisconsin, but i live in a major in eastern city. but i could get sidetracked in an amount to perception that
there is toward the democratic governor of the state state. i don't think it is entirely limited to the state of wisconsin, sure you don't think so either. the second thing come i wanted to ask you to question first row we are in the midst of a cyber revolution, much was some sort of parallel, was there any reference at all to the problem of computers, number one. number two, i just came from two conversations with two veterans, i wonder if you had a military to mention to your research. i'm furious that they, who five for their country have to show identification in the state. they would rather not both and show that they are citizens.
>> with response to the cybernetic conversation i heard some conversation and out state wisconsin are officially in the western part of the state about broadband and internet access. they often came up when i would talk about, what are the solutions and how do you think your economy and your local economy might turn around. people do talk did talk about wanting faster download speeds just for jobs and the ability to actually have jobs that maybe were located in cities that they could telecommute or do the jobs with staying in their community and with respect to education. accessing other job skills and improving the education of the local public schools. it was a big topic of conversation where people really thought there is an unfair burden put on rural communities in terms of internet access. i'm totally forgetting your
second question. >> veterans i'm totally forgetting your second question. >> veterans that was really important. honestly it played into the anti- urban elites resentment where sometimes we would have conversations about how they knew people, they meaning people in smaller towns wisconsin new young people who had gone and served in the military. some had passed away given their lives to the country where the elites in the city, the wealthy folks did not know they do not need to because they had other sources of income or other types of livelihood. i think, i did not really hear what you heard about the ids, but it was an important part of the conversation in terms of veteran experience, being a very
>> you have been listening to author kathy cramer discussed her books, the politics of resentment. this is book tv's live coverage from madison of the wisconsin book festival. several authors are ahead in about 30 minutes for 30 minutes the next author will be out. we'll be discussing two books, nothing ever dies, vietnam and the memory of four, that book is a finalist for this years national book award and his other book, the sympathizer was awarded the pulitzer prize for fiction. while we wait for that to begin we want to show you a program from our archives. donald trump appeared in book tv in 2000 for a book signing for the america we deserve, in which, in which he outlined his plans for america. [applause] wow.
we'll thank you all. it is a great honor. we will be doing a book signing today. we have done three books, they have gone to number one. but they have been much different than this book. this is a little bit about what i think on the country. what can be done, what should be dug, and we hope this also becomes the number one bestseller. i'm very honored by the turnout, i'm honored by the people who want to get a book signed. let's start the process right now. thank you all very much. thank you. [applause] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible]
>> okay, some questions. that's. let's go. who has a question? >> what? i believe in the death penalty. i believe strongly of the death penalty. okay, next question. [inaudible question] >> we will cover that on friday. i am meeting with governor ventura on friday. we will be in minnesota, i am making a speech to the chamber of the chamber of commerce. we will be covering that on friday. [inaudible] >> well, i think it is something that turned out to be very serious. if you look at the crowds, if you look at our internal poll numbers have been amazing. the ratings on television have been the highs. of anyone by far. so if you look at the various numbers, think people have various numbers, think people have now seen that this has become very real. question. [inaudible] >> i am going to make a decision on probably the month of
february and they'll be based on whether or not i think i can wait. i'm not looking to get 20% of the vote. if i think i can can win, we may have a very positive decision. >> we are going to meet with him, talk with him, i make in a speech in speech in minnesota for him. i'm attending a fundraiser for him. again, i am speaking at the chamber of commerce. we will be discussing a lot of things. how are you? [inaudible] >> i have not made that determination. it will be someone very excited. [inaudible] >> we have a lot of great positives, the polls are interesting, depending on the way they are asked, you can get a poll to say anything. we have had a lot of tremendous positives. 60 minutes is doing a piece on january eleventh, i hope everybody is 11th, i hope everybody is going to be watching 60 minutes that i. i think it will be good, i think it will be positive, but we will
see. [inaudible] >> i love jesse, i think he is terrific and he has done a great job. yes. [inaudible] >> there were a lot of things that i would do if i were lucky. one thing i would do differently it would be to stop other countries from ripping off the united states. we are like a whipping post. i would stop other countries from ripping off the united states. they are ripping us like we have never been ripped to before. if you look before. if you look at japan, if you look at china, we lose $100 billion per year with china. they do nothing to help us with potentially our biggest problem of all, and that is going to be north korea. i would start at that point. >> hello richard. i have seen you richer. [inaudible] >> any other questions?
>> welcome i may be and that is why i have not made a decision. i said i was too honest in my first book into straightforward. i think the public has changed a little bit. i think they want honesty, i think they want somebody who is going to be a little straightforward. i may be too straight, i may be too honest, truly to truly to be a politician. okay folks, let's find some bucks. [applause] thank you. let's sign some books. [applause] >> a nice crowd out here. where you live? >> brooklyn, new york. >> that's a good place. i was in brooklyn for a long time. a good learning ground too. >> you take care, and i seen you. >> come on up. how are you? >> richard, pretty impressive. >> nice meeting you. how are you?
>> good nice seen you, sure. sure. >> how are you doing? >> look at that. have a good time. be good. thanks. say hello to everybody. how are you? where do you live? [inaudible] have a good time. >> nice seeing you. do you like the other one? is that the one you like the best? enjoy this one. [inaudible]
[inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] >> presidential candidates hillary clinton and donald trump have written several books. many outlined their worldview and political philosophy. democratic candidate, hillary clinton has written five books. in her most recent title, "hard choices" she remembers her 2008 campaign and her secretary of state.
we spoke with secretary clinton about the book and you can find that interview on our website. published in 2003, living history is secretary clinton's account of her time as first lady. we'll still in still in the white house she released it children book about letters renter family pets and authored a coffee table book about life as first lady. in her first book, ""it takes a village"" republican presidential candidate donald trump has written many books. his first several titles released in the 1980s and 90s are accounts of his business transactions and real estate companies. in the early 2000's he released several financial self-help books and his two most recent books, "time to get tough" he outlines his vision for american prosperity. several of these books have been discussed in book tv and you can
find them on our website, booktv.org. >> book tv on c-span to his life and medicine for the annual wisconsin book festival. we'll be back with more in a few minutes. for. for a complete schedule of author events visit book tv.org, follow us on twitter at book tv, and on facebook, facebook.com/book tv. >> my earliest memories was a refugee and i came to the united states are is for. my first memory from pennsylvania been taken away for my parents and
given to a white sponsor family. that was that was the only way to leave the refugee camp. that has i stayed with me. the idea that even though i don't remember the where myself, it has been imprinted on me. like an invisible brand stand between my shoulder blades. my parents arrived foredeck decades of war and they really spoke about it but they exuded the force of their memory through their actions and feelings. so did everyone else in the be enemies american refugee community. as an american boy growing up i was very cognizant of the fact that the vietnam war was something very important to the vietnamese community as a whole. america's only saw one side of the story. apocalypse. apocalypse now which i saw when i was ten, scarred me for life. so -- the novel is my revenge. also my attempt to also tell the
history of the vietnam war of the story of the vietnam war from the perspective that most americans have never heard of be fair which is how their own allies, friends, south vietnamese experience this. my narrator is a communist by was but was also giving us the communist perspective on it. when he arrives in the united states he is telling, giving us the viewpoint of how the vietnamese see american culture. which is not necessarily in a positive light. there's a very satirical dimension of the novel as well. as i get why people to see what it looks like outside of this country. i think the topic has been hard to exhaust for me. that is why i wrote another book about it. nothing ever dies, my attempt to look at the vietnam war in a larger context of 100 years of american warfare that has been wage since 19 -- the korean war, the vietnam vietnam war and now iraq and afghanistan as a
extension of century long campaign. that's where i needed to turn to nonfiction. >> go back for one second. one of the questions i had for you was whether your experience writing the novel did anything to reform your sense of vietnam. >> definitely. i wrote the novel to criticize everybody. there's something for everybody just like in the novel. they criticize they criticize the communist, the south vietnamese, the americans. the theme of the novel is sympathy. what i took away is the easiest thing to do in war or conflict is sympathized only with our own side. the virtue in the flaw of my character that he sympathizes with everybody. that makes him a great spy and will lead to his downfall as well. that is what i learned from writing the novel.
we have to go forward for peace and reconciliation and things like that. it requires requires expansion of sympathy and empathy to a much larger community. >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> is a look at the five finalists for this year's national book award for nonfiction. african-american history professor provides a history of history in america. "stamps from the beginning". then "strangers in their own land". in nothing ever dies, we recall the vietnam war. we look at the enslavement of native americans in "the other slavery". in "blood of the water" they in the water" they report on the 1971is