Madeleine Albright discusses the rise of right-wing authoritarianism around the world and the demagogic nature of Trump.
Turkish writer Elif Shafak warns of the fragility of democracy, the strategies of populist demagogues and the importance of not belittling those who are fearful but not allowing ourselves to be guided by fear either.
Eliane Glaser breaks down Brexit and the uprising of anti-politics against technocratic policies of the elite.
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Katha Pollitt on Trump's attacks on democracy which have a lot in common with authoritarian around the world. Austerity, pushed by right-wing parties, creates the economic anxiety that fuels racism and anti-immigrant sentiment.
Yascha Mounk and Branko Milanovic discuss why economic causes of populism are often expressed in cultural ways.
Dr. Lukasz Pawlowski explains that a country being a democracy only tells you how people gain power, it doesn't tell you how that power is used. A critical difference between liberal and illiberal democracy.
Author and historian Yuval Noah Harari explains the important difference between fascism and nationalism -- and what the consolidation of our data means for the future of democracy.
Ch. 9: Final comments on the barriers to a united front against fascism in America
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U.S. Senate: Deedra Abboud
U.S. House 2nd District: Mary Matiella
U.S. House 3rd District: Raul Grijalva (incumbent; will likely win primary)
Governor: David Garcia
EARLY VOTING: Aug 18th-25th
U.S. House 7th District: Chardo Richardson
U.S. House 8th District: Sanjay Patel
U.S. House 18th District: Pam Keith
U.S. House 26th District: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
U.S. House 27th District: Michael Hepburn
Heads up for Nov. 6th! U.S. Senate: Bill Nelson (incumbent; uncontested in primary; running against Rick Scott in Nov)
Governor: Andrew Gillum
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- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Filmore (Blue Dot Sessions)
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- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
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