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This week, Melissa Harris-Perry asks us “to have a conversation not only about the poor but with people who are themselves living in poverty.” That’s because the war on poverty has too often been a war on the poor themselves. Watch the full clip to hear how we can take full stock of how this war has been waged from Clinton through Obama. 

—James Cersonsky

For more on America's domestic warfare, read Melissa Harris-Perry column in this week's print edition of the Nation