Jim Hightower

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Jim Hightower wants Americans to get rowdy. For too long, says this high-steppin', outspoken Texas rabble-rouser, Americans have bought a line and a view of the world that has left a few people rich and the country in trouble.

Now, Jim Hightower — onetime Texas Agriculture Commissioner and longtime burr in the saddle of the well-placed and well-heeled — says it's time to raise hell. Americans have a healthy rebellious streak, he says, and it's high time they used it.

This hour, On Point: Texas populist Jim Hightower's call for Americans to stand up and get rowdy for change.Guest:

Jim Hightower, best-selling author of "Thieves in High Places." His new book is "Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go With the Flow."

This program aired on March 14, 2008.


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