Former US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich 'Obama Failed to Connect the Dots'

The US mid-term elections on Tuesday are shaping up to be a referendum on President Barack Obama's administration. SPIEGEL ONLINE spoke with former US Labor Secretary Robert Reich about demagoguery in US politics, economic inequality and the parallels between 2010 and 1929.
Tea Party movement supporters rally in Ohio. "We are already seeing the hallmarks of the politics of anger and resentment," says Robert Reich.

Tea Party movement supporters rally in Ohio. "We are already seeing the hallmarks of the politics of anger and resentment," says Robert Reich.

Foto: Jay Laprete/ dpa
Interview conducted by Gregor Peter Schmitz
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