Kresta in the Afternoon – July 17, 2009 – Hour 1

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    First Topic – Senate votes to expand federal hate crimes law – as an amendment to a defense spending bill

    People attacked because of their sexual orientation or gender would receive federal protections under a Senate-approved measure that significantly expands the reach of hate crimes law. The Senate bill also would make it easier for federal prosecutors to step in when state or local authorities are unable or unwilling to pursue hate crimes. The chamber voted yesterday evening to attach the legislation as an amendment to a $680 billion defense spending bill expected to be completed next week. Peter LaBarbara, President of Americans For Truth about Homosexuality, will analyze.

    Second Topic – “Mein Kampf” Published July 18, 1925 – What can we learn from this book?

    Mein Kampf, in English: My Struggle, is the autobiography and mission statement of Adolf Hitler. It combines elements of autobiography with an exposition of Hitler's political ideology and was published on July 18, 1925. Hitler began the dictation of the book while imprisoned for what he considered to be "political crimes" after his failed revolution in Munich in November 1923. Though Hitler received many visitors earlier on, he soon devoted himself entirely to the book. We look at how it was received at the time, what it reveals about Hitler, and the role that it played in history with historian and Hitler expert Tom Childers.

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