#1227 Stochastic Terrorism and the Bully Pulpit

Air Date: 11–13-2018
Today we take a look at the rise of right-wing terrorism in the US and the unmistakable link to the violent rhetoric and extreme policies of right-wing politicians

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: Violent Extremism in the U.S. - NowThis World - Air Date 11-4-18

White supremacist and other right-wing violence are currently the deadliest active domestic extremist movements in the U.S., according to data from several civil rights groups that track hate crimes and extremist violence.

Ch. 2: Commentary A Knife in the Heart of Pittsburgh - Criminal (In)Justice - Air Date 10-28-18

It's time to be very clear about what we mean by "free speech," and about what kinds of speech can never be accepted in a free society.

Ch. 3: A warning come true - In the Thick - Air Date 10-29-18

Maria and Julio talk about pipe bombs, the synagogue shooting and the role of hate with Brentin Mock, Pittsburgher and staff writer for CityLab and Mike German, fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program.

Ch. 4: 11 Shot Dead by Terrorist Shouting "All Jews Need to Die" - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date 10-29-18

We discuss the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the political climate surrounding it, and the connection to white supremacist antisemitic rhetoric from President Trump

Ch. 5: Uncle of Stephen Miller: Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Is What Happens When Hate Is Legitimized - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 10-29-18

We speak with Dr. David Glosser, a retired neuropsychologist who has volunteered with HIAS in Philadelphia helping refugees. He is also the uncle of Stephen Miller, a key political adviser to President Trump who has pushed for a crackdown on immigrants.

Ch. 6: Trump's stochastic terrorism as a legal defense - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 10-30-18

Attorneys for a far-right militiaman, convicted in a bomb plot to kill Somali Muslim refugees in a Kansas apartment building, have cited Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric in the 2016 campaign as justification for shortening his life sentence.

Ch. 7: Steve Schmidt: President Donald Trump Is 'Stoking And Inciting' Worst Among Us - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date 10-29-18

Donald Trump is "stoking and inciting - for the purposes of political power - the worst amongst us to take action in his name," says Steve Schmidt.

 

Ch. 8: Final comments on stochasticity and the rise of stochastic terrorism in the US

 

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