Air Date: 12–5-2020
Today we take a look at what's behind Trump and his autocratic instincts. The enablers, the supporters and the long lineage of authoritarianism.
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If the past week — and past four years — have proven anything, it’s that we are not as different as we believed. No longer is the question, "Can it happen here?" It’s happening already.
Dahlia Lithwick of Slate and Ian Bassin of Protect Democracy discuss Trump's sickening lurch toward autocracy post-impeachment with the cooperation of Bill Barr.
Sam speaks with Ruth Ben-Ghiat (@ruthbenghiat), professor of History and Italian studies at New York University, about her new book "Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present."
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Today's episode of America's favorite political game show!
We explore the strategic logic of cults of personality with stories that you won’t believe but are all too real.
“How come none of the experts are asking why white voters underperformed the Democratic Party?”
Why Donald Trump’s violation of norms come with more social or political penalties than legal ones
Virginia Heffernan talks to historian Nicole Hemmer about the Proud Boys—breaking down their hazing and hyper-masculinity, how to be initiated, conservative cults, and how Trump incites them.
Ch. 10: Call to increase existing membership pledges - Josh from Wilmington, DE
Ch. 11: Responding to Rutger Bregman - Linda from Illinois
Ch. 12: Final comments on utopian thinking and criticizing ideas and implementation separately
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
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