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Democracy Paradox
Does Democracy Die in Darkness? Katlyn Carter on Transparency and Secrecy in Early Representative Governments

Democracy Paradox

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2023 46:34 Transcription Available


If we're thinking about democracy as something broader that is producing equality, justice or these kind of things, often those policies that we might describe as democratic policies can emerge from processes that are undemocratic. I think that's uncomfortable for us to think about.Katlyn CarterSupport the podcast on PatreonMake a one-time Donation to Democracy Paradox.A full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com.Katlyn Carter is an assistant professor of history at Notre Dame University. She is the author of Democracy in Darkness: Secrecy and Transparency in the Age of Revolutions.Key HighlightsIntroduction - 0:41The Birth of Republics - 3:10Publicity - 19:23Spectacle - 26:43Representation - 35:43Key LinksDemocracy in Darkness: Secrecy and Transparency in the Age of Revolutions by Katlyn CarterKatlyn Carter on My History Can Beat Up Your PoliticsLearn more about Katlyn CarterDemocracy Paradox PodcastHeather Cox Richardson on History, Conservatism, and the Awakening of American DemocracyDaniel Ziblatt on American Democracy, the Republican Party, and the Tyranny of the MinorityMore Episodes from the PodcastMore InformationApes of the State created all MusicEmail the show at jkempf@democracyparadox.comFollow on Twitter @DemParadox, Facebook, Instagram @democracyparadoxpodcast100 Books on DemocracySupport the show

Trumpcast
Political Gabfest: Why Does Everyone Hate Bidenomics?

Trumpcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2023 62:47


This week, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the good U.S. economy and Americans' bad feelings about it; the Supreme Court case of SEC v. Jarkesy and its threat to the system of U.S. government; and white evangelicals and Christian nationalists with The Atlantic's Tim Alberta. Send us your Conundrums: submit them at slate.com/conundrum. And join us in-person or online with our special guest – The Late Show's Steven Colbert – for Gabfest Live: The Conundrums Edition! December 7 at The 92nd Street Y, New York City. Tickets on sale now!   Here are some notes and references from this week's show: Sam Sutton for Politico: Why a ‘soft landing' may not solve Biden's polling problem Lydia DePillis for The New York Times: Even Most Biden Voters Don't See a Thriving Economy; Paul Krugman: Bidenomics and the Guys in the Bar; Jim Tankersley: ‘Morning in America' Eludes Biden, Despite Economic Gains; and Bryce Covert: Don't Let Inflation Bury the Memory of a Government Triumph Dylan Matthews for Vox: Why the news is so negative – and what we can do about it  David Winston for Roll Call: Why Voters Are Still Wary 10 Years After the Economic Collapse  Robert Barnes for The Washington Post: Supreme Court conservatives seem dubious about SEC's in-house tribunals Ronald Mann for SCOTUSblog: Supreme Court to consider multi-pronged constitutional attack on SEC Noah Rosenblum for The Atlantic: The Case That Could Destroy the Government Ian Millhiser for Vox: A Supreme Court case about stocks could help make Trump's authoritarian dreams reality Public Citizens: The Attack on Big Government and the Remaking of American Liberalism by Paul Sabin  Tim Alberta for The Atlantic: My Father, My Faith, and Donald Trump and How Politics Poisoned The Evangelical Church The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: American Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism by Tim Alberta Thomas B. Edsall for The New York Times: ‘The Embodiment of White Christian Nationalism in a Tailored Suit' PRRI and Brookings: A Christian Nation? Understanding the Threat of Christian Nationalism to American Democracy and Culture   Here are this week's chatters: Emily: Brian Murphy for The Washington Post: Larry Fink, photographer who explored class divides, dies at 82 and Emily Bazelon and Larry Fink for The New York Times Magazine: Shadow of a Doubt John: The New Yorker: “Bob and Don: A Love Story” a short documentary by Judd Apatow; CBS News Sunday Morning; and Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning by Liz Cheney David: Matt Phillips for The New York Times: Shane MacGowan, Songwriter Who Fused Punk and Irish Rebellion, Is Dead at 65 and peyoteshaman on YouTube: Pogues 930 club mid 1980's Listener chatter from Nicola in Dublin, Ireland: Irish Archaeology: Pangur Bán and Tread Softy: Classic Irish Poems for Children edited by Nicola Reddy   For this week's Slate Plus bonus segment, David, John, and Emily talk about the book lover's dilemma: borrow or buy. See also A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin; Little Free Library; Adam Sockel for Perspectives on Reading: Library users are book buyers; and Pew Research Center: Libraries, patrons, and e-books. In the latest Gabfest Reads, Emily talks with James Sturm about Watership Down: The Graphic Novel. See also James Sturm and Joe Sutphin in The New York Times: In Times of Danger, There's Strength in Numbers. Email your chatters, questions, and comments to gabfest@slate.com. (Messages may be referenced by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth  Research by Julie Huygen   Hosts Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

First Coast Connect With Melissa Ross
Media critic Margaret Sullivan on the importance of local journalism

First Coast Connect With Melissa Ross

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2023 53:00


Margaret Sullivan, a renowned media critic, discusses her latest book, "Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy." Then, Artist Connection Theatre shares details about its upcoming production, "White Christmas."

Political Gabfest
Why Does Everyone Hate Bidenomics?

Political Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2023 62:47


This week, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the good U.S. economy and Americans' bad feelings about it; the Supreme Court case of SEC v. Jarkesy and its threat to the system of U.S. government; and white evangelicals and Christian nationalists with The Atlantic's Tim Alberta. Send us your Conundrums: submit them at slate.com/conundrum. And join us in-person or online with our special guest – The Late Show's Steven Colbert – for Gabfest Live: The Conundrums Edition! December 7 at The 92nd Street Y, New York City. Tickets on sale now!   Here are some notes and references from this week's show: Sam Sutton for Politico: Why a ‘soft landing' may not solve Biden's polling problem Lydia DePillis for The New York Times: Even Most Biden Voters Don't See a Thriving Economy; Paul Krugman: Bidenomics and the Guys in the Bar; Jim Tankersley: ‘Morning in America' Eludes Biden, Despite Economic Gains; and Bryce Covert: Don't Let Inflation Bury the Memory of a Government Triumph Dylan Matthews for Vox: Why the news is so negative – and what we can do about it  David Winston for Roll Call: Why Voters Are Still Wary 10 Years After the Economic Collapse  Robert Barnes for The Washington Post: Supreme Court conservatives seem dubious about SEC's in-house tribunals Ronald Mann for SCOTUSblog: Supreme Court to consider multi-pronged constitutional attack on SEC Noah Rosenblum for The Atlantic: The Case That Could Destroy the Government Ian Millhiser for Vox: A Supreme Court case about stocks could help make Trump's authoritarian dreams reality Public Citizens: The Attack on Big Government and the Remaking of American Liberalism by Paul Sabin  Tim Alberta for The Atlantic: My Father, My Faith, and Donald Trump and How Politics Poisoned The Evangelical Church The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: American Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism by Tim Alberta Thomas B. Edsall for The New York Times: ‘The Embodiment of White Christian Nationalism in a Tailored Suit' PRRI and Brookings: A Christian Nation? Understanding the Threat of Christian Nationalism to American Democracy and Culture   Here are this week's chatters: Emily: Brian Murphy for The Washington Post: Larry Fink, photographer who explored class divides, dies at 82 and Emily Bazelon and Larry Fink for The New York Times Magazine: Shadow of a Doubt John: The New Yorker: “Bob and Don: A Love Story” a short documentary by Judd Apatow; CBS News Sunday Morning; and Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning by Liz Cheney David: Matt Phillips for The New York Times: Shane MacGowan, Songwriter Who Fused Punk and Irish Rebellion, Is Dead at 65 and peyoteshaman on YouTube: Pogues 930 club mid 1980's Listener chatter from Nicola in Dublin, Ireland: Irish Archaeology: Pangur Bán and Tread Softy: Classic Irish Poems for Children edited by Nicola Reddy   For this week's Slate Plus bonus segment, David, John, and Emily talk about the book lover's dilemma: borrow or buy. See also A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin; Little Free Library; Adam Sockel for Perspectives on Reading: Library users are book buyers; and Pew Research Center: Libraries, patrons, and e-books. In the latest Gabfest Reads, Emily talks with James Sturm about Watership Down: The Graphic Novel. See also James Sturm and Joe Sutphin in The New York Times: In Times of Danger, There's Strength in Numbers. Email your chatters, questions, and comments to gabfest@slate.com. (Messages may be referenced by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth  Research by Julie Huygen   Hosts Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Political Gabfest: Why Does Everyone Hate Bidenomics?

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2023 62:47


This week, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the good U.S. economy and Americans' bad feelings about it; the Supreme Court case of SEC v. Jarkesy and its threat to the system of U.S. government; and white evangelicals and Christian nationalists with The Atlantic's Tim Alberta. Send us your Conundrums: submit them at slate.com/conundrum. And join us in-person or online with our special guest – The Late Show's Steven Colbert – for Gabfest Live: The Conundrums Edition! December 7 at The 92nd Street Y, New York City. Tickets on sale now!   Here are some notes and references from this week's show: Sam Sutton for Politico: Why a ‘soft landing' may not solve Biden's polling problem Lydia DePillis for The New York Times: Even Most Biden Voters Don't See a Thriving Economy; Paul Krugman: Bidenomics and the Guys in the Bar; Jim Tankersley: ‘Morning in America' Eludes Biden, Despite Economic Gains; and Bryce Covert: Don't Let Inflation Bury the Memory of a Government Triumph Dylan Matthews for Vox: Why the news is so negative – and what we can do about it  David Winston for Roll Call: Why Voters Are Still Wary 10 Years After the Economic Collapse  Robert Barnes for The Washington Post: Supreme Court conservatives seem dubious about SEC's in-house tribunals Ronald Mann for SCOTUSblog: Supreme Court to consider multi-pronged constitutional attack on SEC Noah Rosenblum for The Atlantic: The Case That Could Destroy the Government Ian Millhiser for Vox: A Supreme Court case about stocks could help make Trump's authoritarian dreams reality Public Citizens: The Attack on Big Government and the Remaking of American Liberalism by Paul Sabin  Tim Alberta for The Atlantic: My Father, My Faith, and Donald Trump and How Politics Poisoned The Evangelical Church The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: American Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism by Tim Alberta Thomas B. Edsall for The New York Times: ‘The Embodiment of White Christian Nationalism in a Tailored Suit' PRRI and Brookings: A Christian Nation? Understanding the Threat of Christian Nationalism to American Democracy and Culture   Here are this week's chatters: Emily: Brian Murphy for The Washington Post: Larry Fink, photographer who explored class divides, dies at 82 and Emily Bazelon and Larry Fink for The New York Times Magazine: Shadow of a Doubt John: The New Yorker: “Bob and Don: A Love Story” a short documentary by Judd Apatow; CBS News Sunday Morning; and Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning by Liz Cheney David: Matt Phillips for The New York Times: Shane MacGowan, Songwriter Who Fused Punk and Irish Rebellion, Is Dead at 65 and peyoteshaman on YouTube: Pogues 930 club mid 1980's Listener chatter from Nicola in Dublin, Ireland: Irish Archaeology: Pangur Bán and Tread Softy: Classic Irish Poems for Children edited by Nicola Reddy   For this week's Slate Plus bonus segment, David, John, and Emily talk about the book lover's dilemma: borrow or buy. See also A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin; Little Free Library; Adam Sockel for Perspectives on Reading: Library users are book buyers; and Pew Research Center: Libraries, patrons, and e-books. In the latest Gabfest Reads, Emily talks with James Sturm about Watership Down: The Graphic Novel. See also James Sturm and Joe Sutphin in The New York Times: In Times of Danger, There's Strength in Numbers. Email your chatters, questions, and comments to gabfest@slate.com. (Messages may be referenced by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)   Podcast production by Cheyna Roth  Research by Julie Huygen   Hosts Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Democracy Paradox
How Can Democracy Survive in an Age of Discontent? Rachel Navarre and Matthew Rhodes-Purdy on Populism and Political Extremism

Democracy Paradox

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2023 46:17 Transcription Available


I think populism is rather a specific form of discontent. Discontent is the umbrella term. It's this vague sense that the way things are being done is not working. That democracy is not effective. That it's not serving my interests.Matthew Rhodes-PurdySupport the podcast on PatreonMake a one-time Donation to Democracy Paradox.A full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com.Rachel Navarre is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Master of Public Administration Program at Bridgewater State University. Matthew Rhodes-Purdy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Clemson University. They are the coauthors (along with Stephen Utych) of The Age of Discontent: Populism, Extremism, and Conspiracy Theories in Contemporary Democracies.Key HighlightsIntroduction - 0:53What is Discontent - 3:21Crisis and Discontent - 13:34Rise of Populism - 25:13An End to Neoliberalism? - 39:20Key LinksThe Age of Discontent: Populism, Extremism, and Conspiracy Theories in Contemporary Democracies by Matthew Rhodes-Purdy, Rachel Navarre, and Stephen UtychLearn more about Rachel Navarre here.Learn more about Matthew Rhodes-Purdy here.Democracy Paradox PodcastDaniel Ziblatt on American Democracy, the Republican Party, and the Tyranny of the MinorityMarc Plattner Has Quite a Bit to Say About DemocracyMore Episodes from the PodcastMore InformationApes of the State created all MusicEmail the show at jkempf@democracyparadox.comFollow on Twitter @DemParadox, Facebook, Instagram @democracyparadoxpodcast100 Books on DemocracySupport the show

The Readout
Brian Stelter on “Network of Lies”

The Readout

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2023 36:30


Former CNN Reliable Sources anchor Brian Stelter, now a special correspondent for Vanity Fair, joins the podcast to talk about media polarization, how Israel's war against Hamas is being covered, and his new book, “Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump and the Battle for American Democracy.”

The Great America Show with Lou Dobbs
RUTHLESS, CORRUPT BIDEN WANTS TRUMP JAILED

The Great America Show with Lou Dobbs

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2023 44:49


Trump pollster John McLaughlin's latest poll shows 68% of all Americans say the country's on the wrong track, 65% think the economy is getting worse and 84% have been hurt by inflation while more voters say “Bidenomics” is a form of socialism. When asked if voters prefer big government socialism or free market capitalism, they choose capitalism by a 4 to 1 margin. McLaughlin's polling reveals that all of the indictments against Trump have backfired. 67% of all voters believe politics played a role and 61% of voters believe Biden is behind all the trumped up charges against his political opponent. When asked if there's a double standard of justice, 82% to 9% of all primary voters say yes. McLaughlin says President Trump is leading Biden in all of the national polls. Polling shows voters don't want all these court cases: 85% of primary voters say voters should decide who is President, prosecutors, judges and juries. McLaughlin says his poll shows it's because they want President Trump to beat Joe Biden. The Dems don't want voter ID or ballot security, or election integrity. Voters do. The Dems are the real threat to Democracy, not Donald Trump. The RNC should make it their mission to protect ballots as if they're sacred. The Dems are trying to undermine American Democracy by bringing in people from around the world illegally, allowing them to vote in our elections. Non-citizens are allowed to vote in Maryland and in Vermont. It's crazy.GUEST: JOHN McLAUGHLIN, TRUMP POLLSTERSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

TARABUSTER with Tara Devlin
Tarabuster EP 269: Republicans Aren't Hiding Their Plan to Murder American Democracy

TARABUSTER with Tara Devlin

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2023 131:40


Another day in the United States of Serfs and Lords. "Project 2025" is Trump Republicon's plan to murder democracy like their authoritarian heroes around the world. Murderer, Kyle Rittenhouse is broke. We discuss the madness https://rokfin.com/tarabuster BECOME A "TARABUSTER" PATRON: www.patreon.com/taradevlin Join the Tarabuster community on Discord too!! https://discord.gg/PRYDBx8 Buy some Resistance Merch and help support our progressive work! http://tarabustermerch.com/ Donate to Tarabuster: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/taradacktyl

Politics Weekly America
Did the assassination of JFK kickstart the conspiracy theory movement?

Politics Weekly America

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2023 25:33


This week marked 60 years since President John F Kennedy was shot dead as he travelled in the back of a car through the streets of Dallas, Texas. From the moment the news broke, people had their theories about what happened. So why did the assassination of JFK spawn dozens of conspiracy theories that have persisted for decades? Is there a reason why Americans are quick to believe their government is covering something up? And despite multiple examples of when conspiracies turn dangerous, are politicians today, including Kennedy's own nephew, using conspiracy theories for political gain? This week, Jonathan Freedland speaks to Prof Kathryn Olmsted, author of Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11

The Teaching History Her Way Podcast
Empowering Educators: Education for Democracy with Shannon Salter

The Teaching History Her Way Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2023 38:09


Join us on this episode of our podcast as we sit down with Shannon Salter, an influential figure in the field of education who currently serves on the governing consortium of Educating for American Democracy. In this interview, Shannon shares her insights on the crucial role of education in serving democracy, emphasizing the importance of both preparation and practice.Shannon believes that education plays a vital role in nurturing active and engaged citizens who are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in democratic processes. She highlights the need for educators to not only impart academic knowledge but also to instill democratic values and foster civic engagement among students.One key aspect that Shannon emphasizes is the impact of teacher voices in community decision-making. She firmly believes that teachers, as frontline educators, have a unique perspective and valuable insights that can contribute to shaping policies and practices that benefit both students and the wider community. Through her work, Shannon strives to empower teachers to become advocates for their profession and champions for the transformative power of education.As part of her commitment to teacher leadership, Shannon co-founded and co-chairs the Educating for American Democracy Teacher Leadership Task Force. This task force aims to provide a platform for teachers to collaborate, share ideas, and develop strategies to advocate for the importance of education in democracy. By amplifying teacher voices, Shannon and her team are working towards creating a more inclusive and participatory education system.Tune in to this enlightening conversation with Shannon Salter as we delve into the critical role of education in service to democracy. Gain valuable insights and inspiration to become an advocate for what we do as educators, and discover how teacher voices can shape the future of our communities.Recommended Books (I receive a small commission that helps me fund the production of this podcast):Cultivating GeniusSchoolhouse ActivistsLet's be friends and continue the conversation!Instagram: @teachinghistoryherwayX: http://www.twitter.com/historyherwayOn the Web/Blog: http://www.teachinghistoryherway.comFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/teachinghistoryherwaySupport the production of the Teaching History Her Way Podcast by purchasing some really great history tees.  Click here to shop now or go to www.teachinghistoryherway.com and click on "Merch."

The Lincoln Project
Network of Lies with Brian Stelter

The Lincoln Project

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2023 49:55


Host Reed Galen is joined by Author and Journalist Brian Stelter to discuss the political media landscape, why the right-wing media ecosystem is so big and how it's so effective in its messaging, and what really goes on behind the scenes at Fox News…especially during Donald Trump's “Big Lie”. Plus, how does the media combat the flattening effect of cable news as a medium? Be sure to pick up Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy, available wherever fine books are sold and hear more from Brian Stelter on Vanity Fair's Inside the Hive. For more from Reed Galen, be sure to subscribe to “The Home Front”. If you'd like to ask a question or share a comment with The Lincoln Project, send an email to podcast@lincolnproject.us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Book Club with Michael Smerconish
Brian Stelter: "Network Of Lies"

Book Club with Michael Smerconish

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 15:17


Michael is joined by journalist and author, Brian Stelter to discuss his new book "Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy." It tells the story of how Fox News paid almost a billion dollars in legal settlements to bury the contents of this explosive account of the network's attempts to manipulate the truth. Original air date: 16 November 2023. The book was published on 14 November 2023.

New Books in Genocide Studies
Leonard Grob and John K. Roth, "Warnings: The Holocaust, Ukraine, and Endangered American Democracy" (Cascade Books, 2023)

New Books in Genocide Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 66:27


Old friends--one a Jew, the other a Christian--Leonard (Lenny) Grob and John K. Roth are philosophers who have long studied the Holocaust. That experience makes us anxious about democracy, because we are also Americans living in perilous times. The 2020s remind us of the 1930s when Nazis destroyed democracy in Germany. Carnage followed. In the 2020s, Donald Trump and his followers endanger democracy in the United States. With Vladimir Putin's ruthless assault against Ukraine compounding the difficulties, democracy must not be taken for granted. Americans love democracy--except when we don't. That division and conflict mean that democracy will be on the ballot in the 2024 American elections.  Probing the prospects, Warnings: The Holocaust, Ukraine, and Endangered American Democracy (Cascade Books, 2023) features exchanges between us that underscore the most urgent threats to democracy in the United States and show how to resist them. What's most needed is ethical patriotism that urges us Americans to be our best selves. Our best selves defend liberal democracy; they strive for inclusive pluralism. Our best selves resist decisions and policies like those that led to the Holocaust or genocidal war in Ukraine or conspiracies to overturn fair and free elections in the United States. Our best selves reject antisemitism and racism; they oppose hypocrisy and autocracy. Our best selves hold lying leaders accountable. Our best selves believe that, against all odds, democracy can win out if we never give up trying to be our best. Jeff Bachman is an associate professor at American University's School of International Service in Washington, DC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/genocide-studies

New Books in Political Science
Leonard Grob and John K. Roth, "Warnings: The Holocaust, Ukraine, and Endangered American Democracy" (Cascade Books, 2023)

New Books in Political Science

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 66:27


Old friends--one a Jew, the other a Christian--Leonard (Lenny) Grob and John K. Roth are philosophers who have long studied the Holocaust. That experience makes us anxious about democracy, because we are also Americans living in perilous times. The 2020s remind us of the 1930s when Nazis destroyed democracy in Germany. Carnage followed. In the 2020s, Donald Trump and his followers endanger democracy in the United States. With Vladimir Putin's ruthless assault against Ukraine compounding the difficulties, democracy must not be taken for granted. Americans love democracy--except when we don't. That division and conflict mean that democracy will be on the ballot in the 2024 American elections.  Probing the prospects, Warnings: The Holocaust, Ukraine, and Endangered American Democracy (Cascade Books, 2023) features exchanges between us that underscore the most urgent threats to democracy in the United States and show how to resist them. What's most needed is ethical patriotism that urges us Americans to be our best selves. Our best selves defend liberal democracy; they strive for inclusive pluralism. Our best selves resist decisions and policies like those that led to the Holocaust or genocidal war in Ukraine or conspiracies to overturn fair and free elections in the United States. Our best selves reject antisemitism and racism; they oppose hypocrisy and autocracy. Our best selves hold lying leaders accountable. Our best selves believe that, against all odds, democracy can win out if we never give up trying to be our best. Jeff Bachman is an associate professor at American University's School of International Service in Washington, DC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science

Politics in Question
What will American democracy look like in the 21st century?

Politics in Question

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 58:31


In this week's episode of Politics In Question, Lee considers what American democracy will look like in the 21st century with Archon Fung. Fung is the Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government at Harvard Kennedy School and director of Harvard's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. His research explores policies, practices, and institutional designs that deepen the quality of democratic governance with a focus on public participation, deliberation, and transparency. He has authored five books, four edited collections, and over fifty articles appearing in professional journals.What is the present state of American democracy? What impact will artificial intelligence have on it? Will the way in which people consume information exacerbate extremism and negativity in American politics? These are some of the questions Archon and Lee ask in this week's episode.

New Books Network
Leonard Grob and John K. Roth, "Warnings: The Holocaust, Ukraine, and Endangered American Democracy" (Cascade Books, 2023)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 66:27


Old friends--one a Jew, the other a Christian--Leonard (Lenny) Grob and John K. Roth are philosophers who have long studied the Holocaust. That experience makes us anxious about democracy, because we are also Americans living in perilous times. The 2020s remind us of the 1930s when Nazis destroyed democracy in Germany. Carnage followed. In the 2020s, Donald Trump and his followers endanger democracy in the United States. With Vladimir Putin's ruthless assault against Ukraine compounding the difficulties, democracy must not be taken for granted. Americans love democracy--except when we don't. That division and conflict mean that democracy will be on the ballot in the 2024 American elections.  Probing the prospects, Warnings: The Holocaust, Ukraine, and Endangered American Democracy (Cascade Books, 2023) features exchanges between us that underscore the most urgent threats to democracy in the United States and show how to resist them. What's most needed is ethical patriotism that urges us Americans to be our best selves. Our best selves defend liberal democracy; they strive for inclusive pluralism. Our best selves resist decisions and policies like those that led to the Holocaust or genocidal war in Ukraine or conspiracies to overturn fair and free elections in the United States. Our best selves reject antisemitism and racism; they oppose hypocrisy and autocracy. Our best selves hold lying leaders accountable. Our best selves believe that, against all odds, democracy can win out if we never give up trying to be our best. Jeff Bachman is an associate professor at American University's School of International Service in Washington, DC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Politics
Leonard Grob and John K. Roth, "Warnings: The Holocaust, Ukraine, and Endangered American Democracy" (Cascade Books, 2023)

New Books in Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 66:27


Old friends--one a Jew, the other a Christian--Leonard (Lenny) Grob and John K. Roth are philosophers who have long studied the Holocaust. That experience makes us anxious about democracy, because we are also Americans living in perilous times. The 2020s remind us of the 1930s when Nazis destroyed democracy in Germany. Carnage followed. In the 2020s, Donald Trump and his followers endanger democracy in the United States. With Vladimir Putin's ruthless assault against Ukraine compounding the difficulties, democracy must not be taken for granted. Americans love democracy--except when we don't. That division and conflict mean that democracy will be on the ballot in the 2024 American elections.  Probing the prospects, Warnings: The Holocaust, Ukraine, and Endangered American Democracy (Cascade Books, 2023) features exchanges between us that underscore the most urgent threats to democracy in the United States and show how to resist them. What's most needed is ethical patriotism that urges us Americans to be our best selves. Our best selves defend liberal democracy; they strive for inclusive pluralism. Our best selves resist decisions and policies like those that led to the Holocaust or genocidal war in Ukraine or conspiracies to overturn fair and free elections in the United States. Our best selves reject antisemitism and racism; they oppose hypocrisy and autocracy. Our best selves hold lying leaders accountable. Our best selves believe that, against all odds, democracy can win out if we never give up trying to be our best. Jeff Bachman is an associate professor at American University's School of International Service in Washington, DC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/politics-and-polemics

Mea Culpa
Brian Stelter Destroys Fox and "Authoritarian Wannabe" Trump

Mea Culpa

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 74:46


Our guest today is journalist and acclaimed author, Brian Stelter. Stelter is the former chief media correspondent for CNN and was the host of the CNN program Reliable Sources until 2022. Stelter is also a former media reporter for The New York Times and today he's here with his new book, Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy.

On with Kara Swisher
The Fox News ‘Lying Tax,' Tucker and More with Brian Stelter

On with Kara Swisher

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 63:18


Why did Fox News knowingly air unhinged conspiracy theories about Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic and then fire Tucker Carlson, its most popular host, just days after settling with Dominion for $787.5 million? Brian Stelter, the former host of CNN's Reliable Sources, explores these questions and more in a new book, Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy. The TLDL: Tucker and Rupert deserved each other, until they didn't. But do listen to get the scoops on Fox … and on CNN from this media insider. This interview was recorded live at 92NY on Tuesday November 14th.  Questions? Comments? Email us at on@voxmedia.com or find us on social media. We're on Instagram/Threads as @karaswisher and @nayeemaraza Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

New Books in Critical Theory
Leonard Grob and John K. Roth, "Warnings: The Holocaust, Ukraine, and Endangered American Democracy" (Cascade Books, 2023)

New Books in Critical Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 66:27


Old friends--one a Jew, the other a Christian--Leonard (Lenny) Grob and John K. Roth are philosophers who have long studied the Holocaust. That experience makes us anxious about democracy, because we are also Americans living in perilous times. The 2020s remind us of the 1930s when Nazis destroyed democracy in Germany. Carnage followed. In the 2020s, Donald Trump and his followers endanger democracy in the United States. With Vladimir Putin's ruthless assault against Ukraine compounding the difficulties, democracy must not be taken for granted. Americans love democracy--except when we don't. That division and conflict mean that democracy will be on the ballot in the 2024 American elections.  Probing the prospects, Warnings: The Holocaust, Ukraine, and Endangered American Democracy (Cascade Books, 2023) features exchanges between us that underscore the most urgent threats to democracy in the United States and show how to resist them. What's most needed is ethical patriotism that urges us Americans to be our best selves. Our best selves defend liberal democracy; they strive for inclusive pluralism. Our best selves resist decisions and policies like those that led to the Holocaust or genocidal war in Ukraine or conspiracies to overturn fair and free elections in the United States. Our best selves reject antisemitism and racism; they oppose hypocrisy and autocracy. Our best selves hold lying leaders accountable. Our best selves believe that, against all odds, democracy can win out if we never give up trying to be our best. Jeff Bachman is an associate professor at American University's School of International Service in Washington, DC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/critical-theory

New Books in American Politics
Leonard Grob and John K. Roth, "Warnings: The Holocaust, Ukraine, and Endangered American Democracy" (Cascade Books, 2023)

New Books in American Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 66:27


Old friends--one a Jew, the other a Christian--Leonard (Lenny) Grob and John K. Roth are philosophers who have long studied the Holocaust. That experience makes us anxious about democracy, because we are also Americans living in perilous times. The 2020s remind us of the 1930s when Nazis destroyed democracy in Germany. Carnage followed. In the 2020s, Donald Trump and his followers endanger democracy in the United States. With Vladimir Putin's ruthless assault against Ukraine compounding the difficulties, democracy must not be taken for granted. Americans love democracy--except when we don't. That division and conflict mean that democracy will be on the ballot in the 2024 American elections.  Probing the prospects, Warnings: The Holocaust, Ukraine, and Endangered American Democracy (Cascade Books, 2023) features exchanges between us that underscore the most urgent threats to democracy in the United States and show how to resist them. What's most needed is ethical patriotism that urges us Americans to be our best selves. Our best selves defend liberal democracy; they strive for inclusive pluralism. Our best selves resist decisions and policies like those that led to the Holocaust or genocidal war in Ukraine or conspiracies to overturn fair and free elections in the United States. Our best selves reject antisemitism and racism; they oppose hypocrisy and autocracy. Our best selves hold lying leaders accountable. Our best selves believe that, against all odds, democracy can win out if we never give up trying to be our best. Jeff Bachman is an associate professor at American University's School of International Service in Washington, DC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Interview
Brian Stelter

The Interview

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2023 49:57


Mediaite's Aidan McLaughlin and Diana Falzone speak with Brian Stelter, the veteran media reporter and former CNN host out with a new book about Fox News: Network of Lies The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy. He discusses the trove of evidence he drew on for his book from the Dominion defamation suit, what Fox News hosts know but don't say about Trump, the state of the media industry, his own ouster from CNN, and what's next for his career. This episode was produced by Brandon Reschke.

PBS NewsHour - Segments
Brian Stelter discusses 'Network of Lies' and how Fox maintains its brand

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2023 6:04


After decades at the helm of News Corp, Rupert Murdoch officially stepped aside this week. What does this leadership change mean for the future of a network so deeply tied to and influential within the Republican party? Amna Nawaz discussed that with Brian Stelter, author of "Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Humphrey School Programs
What's Next For American Democracy?

Humphrey School Programs

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2023 90:25


Does American democracy face dire ongoing challenges that threaten honest elections and effective government responsive to the majority? While the 2020 and 2022 elections were fair, doubters continue to spread unfounded charges of massive election fraud, restrict voter access, and subvert honest election administration and tabulations. What responses are appropriate and feasible? Join us for a lively conversation with a panel of political scientists on the future of American democracy.

5 Things
SPECIAL | Fox News and others lied about the 2020 election being stolen. Is cable news broken?

5 Things

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2023 15:15


In the run-up to the Capitol attacks of January 6, 2021, several networks started promoting a narrative that diverged from reality: that Donald J. Trump was the rightful president-elect and the election had in fact been 'stolen' from him. None of it was true, but night after night, Fox News hosts entertained this alternate version of events which was cited by several rioters as their motivation. Is cable news broken? Author and media journalist Brian Stelter joined The Excerpt to talk about his latest book “Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Rick Wilson's The Enemies List
Lies & Scandal: The Fox News Legacy

Rick Wilson's The Enemies List

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2023 35:33


This week on The Enemies List, Rick is joined by Brian Stelter, former CNN host of "Reliable Sources" and renowned media analyst. Together they delve into the captivating world of his new book, "Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy." Stelter takes us behind the scenes of one of the most influential news networks in the country, exploring its intricate relationship with Donald Trump and its far-reaching impact on American democracy. Brian's new book, "Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy", is available now. Timestamps: [00:01:36] Origins of the book [00:04:25] Where FOX stands in the election [00:11:58] Cost of doing business [00:14:36] The economics of FOX [00:16:50] The rise and fall of Tucker Carlson [00:25:16] How will they treat Trump? Follow Resolute Square: Instagram Twitter TikTok Find out more at Resolute Square Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Doomsday Watch with Arthur Snell
New Series: This Is Not A Drill – Ep.1 Twelve months to save American democracy?

Doomsday Watch with Arthur Snell

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2023 48:10


Welcome to This Is Not A Drill – the new name for Doomsday Watch, with new host Gavin Esler. In our first episode: It's one year to the US Presidential election. If Donald Trump is the victor he will be unbound by any fear of legal or democratic restraint. What will Trump do to get there? And what will he do if he wins? Gavin Esler talks to Bill Kristol, editor-at-large of conservative magazine The Bulwark, who has broken with the Republicans in revulsion at the party's surrender to the MAGA ideal; and historian Sarah Churchwell, author of Behold America: The Entangled History of “America First” and “The American Dream”, to understand the United States' fateful choice.  Support This Is Not A Drill on Patreon for early episodes, merchandise and more.  Buy Behold America here and help the podcast via our affiliate links. • “The worst thing is that Trump is succeeding because of the demagoguery, the incitement, the violence and the contempt for the rule of law – not in spite of it.” – Bill Kristol  • “Trump is of a kind that we've seen before, but of a degree that we've never seen before. And he's achieved power that we've never seen before.” – Sarah Churchwell Written and presented by Gavin Esler. Produced by Robin Leeburn. Original theme music by Paul Hartnoll – https://www.orbitalofficial.com. Executive Producer Martin Bojtos. Group Editor Andrew Harrison. Doomsday Watch is a Podmasters production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Matt Lewis and the News
Brian Stelter on Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy

Matt Lewis and the News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2023 39:41


Brian Stelter, former media reporter at The New York Times, and former anchor of CNN's Reliable Sources, talks with Matt about his new book, Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy

Fresh Air
What's Changing At Fox News?

Fresh Air

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2023 44:53


This week, Rupert Murdoch steps down from his position as chair and CEO of Fox, and his son Lachlan replaces him. How might Fox change under Lachlan's leadership? And how has it already changed since Tucker Carlson was fired? Today we discuss that with Brian Stelter, author of the new book Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy. Also, David Bianculli reviews the mini-series The Curse, starring Emma Stone and the series co-creators Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie.

The Bill Press Pod
Network of Lies with Brian Stelter.

The Bill Press Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2023 41:53


Brian Stelter is one of the top reporters covering the media. After covering media for The New York Times, he had a long career at CNN on the same beat as host of the weekly show, Reliable Services. He is a Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair. And the author of the new book, Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy. You can buy a copy here. Bill and Brian explore the close relationship between Fox News and Donald Trump. Stelter discusses how Fox News hosts coordinated with White House officials to spread false information about voter fraud after the 2020 election. He also highlights the extent to which Fox News and Trump are intertwined, and how this relationship has influenced the network's coverage. Stelter argues that Fox News has become an extreme and anti-democratic outlet, and that the media as a whole is struggling to cover a radicalized Republican Party. He also touches on the coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict and the challenges faced by journalists reporting from the region.Today Bill gives a shoutout to the actors' union, SAG-AFTRA. They secured an historic settlement with the studios gaining compensation from streaming and protections from Artificial Intelligence. After the Writers Guild and United Auto Workers wins it sure looks like unions are back!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Fresh Air
What's Changing At Fox News?

Fresh Air

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2023 44:53


This week, Rupert Murdoch steps down from his position as chair and CEO of Fox, and his son Lachlan replaces him. How might Fox change under Lachlan's leadership? And how has it already changed since Tucker Carlson was fired? Today we discuss that with Brian Stelter, author of the new book Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy. Also, David Bianculli reviews the mini-series The Curse, starring Emma Stone and the series co-creators Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie.

Fast Politics with Molly Jong-Fast
Rick Wilson, Jonathan Karl & Brian Stelter

Fast Politics with Molly Jong-Fast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2023 55:16 Transcription Available


The Lincoln Project's Rick Wilson outlines how the Democrats can win big in 2024. ABC News' Jonathan Karl details his new book, 'Tired of Winning: Donald Trump and the End of the Grand Old Party.' Brian Stelter examines his new Fox News tell-all, 'Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy.' See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Slate Daily Feed
Amicus: Dunking On Trump's Lawyers Might Not Be The Win You Think It Is

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2023 63:35


If we are to take Donald J. Trump seriously (and at this stage it's surely a fool's errand not to), then the rule of law and democracy are on the line if (when) he becomes the Republican nominee for 2024. What role will the former President's many many legal woes play in the coming months? A clearer picture is emerging after testimony for the prosecution wrapped in the civil fraud trial against Trump and his adult sons in their roles at the helm of the Trump Organization in New York City this past week. That picture is of a political candidate claiming to be the victim of an unprecedented legal witch hunt. In other words, as the trials proceed within the courts, a political trial is underway on the courtroom steps, at campaign stops, and in the media. On this week's show, Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Professor Eric Posner, of the University of Chicago Law School, author of The Demagogue's Playbook: The Battle for American Democracy from the Founders to Trump, to discuss political trials - their history and their risks.  Next, Dahlia is joined by Madiba Dennie - attorney, columnist, professor, and deputy editor at Balls and Strikes - to recap oral arguments in United States v Rahimi, the big gun case considering whether adjudicated domestic abusers have a right to keep and bear arms.  In this week's Amicus Plus segment, listeners will have access to an extended version of Dahlia's interview with Madiba Dennie, analyzing whether election results are moving some of the justices away from the all you can eat originalism buffet.   Sign up for Slate Plus now to listen and support our show.  Dahlia's book Lady Justice: Women, the Law and the Battle to Save America, is also available as an audiobook, and Amicus listeners can get a 25 percent discount by entering the code “AMICUS” at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Amicus With Dahlia Lithwick | Law, Justice, and the Courts
Dunking On Trump's Lawyers Might Not Be The Win You Think It Is

Amicus With Dahlia Lithwick | Law, Justice, and the Courts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2023 63:35


If we are to take Donald J. Trump seriously (and at this stage it's surely a fool's errand not to), then the rule of law and democracy are on the line if (when) he becomes the Republican nominee for 2024. What role will the former President's many many legal woes play in the coming months? A clearer picture is emerging after testimony for the prosecution wrapped in the civil fraud trial against Trump and his adult sons in their roles at the helm of the Trump Organization in New York City this past week. That picture is of a political candidate claiming to be the victim of an unprecedented legal witch hunt. In other words, as the trials proceed within the courts, a political trial is underway on the courtroom steps, at campaign stops, and in the media. On this week's show, Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Professor Eric Posner, of the University of Chicago Law School, author of The Demagogue's Playbook: The Battle for American Democracy from the Founders to Trump, to discuss political trials - their history and their risks.  Next, Dahlia is joined by Madiba Dennie - attorney, columnist, professor, and deputy editor at Balls and Strikes - to recap oral arguments in United States v Rahimi, the big gun case considering whether adjudicated domestic abusers have a right to keep and bear arms.  In this week's Amicus Plus segment, listeners will have access to an extended version of Dahlia's interview with Madiba Dennie, analyzing whether election results are moving some of the justices away from the all you can eat originalism buffet.   Sign up for Slate Plus now to listen and support our show.  Dahlia's book Lady Justice: Women, the Law and the Battle to Save America, is also available as an audiobook, and Amicus listeners can get a 25 percent discount by entering the code “AMICUS” at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Trumpcast
Amicus: Dunking On Trump's Lawyers Might Not Be The Win You Think It Is

Trumpcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2023 63:35


If we are to take Donald J. Trump seriously (and at this stage it's surely a fool's errand not to), then the rule of law and democracy are on the line if (when) he becomes the Republican nominee for 2024. What role will the former President's many many legal woes play in the coming months? A clearer picture is emerging after testimony for the prosecution wrapped in the civil fraud trial against Trump and his adult sons in their roles at the helm of the Trump Organization in New York City this past week. That picture is of a political candidate claiming to be the victim of an unprecedented legal witch hunt. In other words, as the trials proceed within the courts, a political trial is underway on the courtroom steps, at campaign stops, and in the media. On this week's show, Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Professor Eric Posner, of the University of Chicago Law School, author of The Demagogue's Playbook: The Battle for American Democracy from the Founders to Trump, to discuss political trials - their history and their risks.  Next, Dahlia is joined by Madiba Dennie - attorney, columnist, professor, and deputy editor at Balls and Strikes - to recap oral arguments in United States v Rahimi, the big gun case considering whether adjudicated domestic abusers have a right to keep and bear arms.  In this week's Amicus Plus segment, listeners will have access to an extended version of Dahlia's interview with Madiba Dennie, analyzing whether election results are moving some of the justices away from the all you can eat originalism buffet.   Sign up for Slate Plus now to listen and support our show.  Dahlia's book Lady Justice: Women, the Law and the Battle to Save America, is also available as an audiobook, and Amicus listeners can get a 25 percent discount by entering the code “AMICUS” at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Stanford Legal
Expert Insights on Trump Indictments from David Sklansky

Stanford Legal

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2023 28:17


The many indictments against Donald Trump, former president and current Republican frontrunner for the 2024 presidential contest, have left many scratching their heads. Is the Florida documents case more important than the Georgia election interference one? Is it all just political theatre, or is this serious? Here to help make sense of it is former prosecutor and criminal law expert David Alan Sklansky, who joins Pam and Rich for this episode about the criminal cases against Trump and how they might play out in this critical campaign year. From the intricacies of witness testimonies to the strategic implications for co-defendants, this episode touches on the unprecedented challenges faced by judges, lawyers, and the American legal system.This is the first episode of the newly-relaunched Stanford Legal podcast;  make sure you're following so you don't miss an episode!Connect:Episode Transcripts >>> Stanford Legal Podcast WebsiteStanford Legal Podcast >>> LinkedIn PageRich Ford >>>  Twitter/XStanford Law School >>> Twitter/XStanford  Law Magazine >>> Twitter/XDavid Sklansky >>> Twitter/XChapters:(00:00:00) IntroductionRich Ford and Pam Karlan reintroduce the Stanford Legal podcast after a hiatus, as well as guest David Alan Sklansky. Overview of the four major criminal indictments against Trump.(00:05:02) Severity and Strength of ChargesAnalysis of the seriousness of charges & assessment of the legal strengths of different cases, highlighting the Florida case as particularly challenging for Trump.(00:07:25) Trump's Trial StrategiesPrediction of strategies to delay the trials, including attempts to change judges, create discovery disputes & Trump's courtroom absence during the trials.(00:12:05) The Judges Navigate Trump's CasesSklansky discusses the particular challenges the judges are facing presiding over these trials.(00:15:04) Ensuring an Unbiased JuryDiscussion on the difficulty of finding jurors unafraid to participate due to potential threats or intimidation. Insight into the legal system's approach to selecting jurors and the importance of reasoned deliberation.(00:18:12) Trump's CodefendantsAnalysis of co-defendants in the cases, highlighting the New York and Georgia indictments. (00:22:24) Strategic Implications of ConvictionDiscussion on how trial outcomes may influence co-defendants' decisions & their repeated testimonies and its impact on legal proceedings.(00:24:18) Legal Representation ChallengesExamination of co-defendants' legal representation, including lawyers paid by the Trump campaign, as well as the intersection of cases, and unprecedented  consequences.(00:26:30) March to Trial and Democracy's FutureDiscussion on the anticipation of the D.C. election fraud trial in March and its historical significance.

Been Awake with L.B.
87.1 Pre-Knowledge about Israel & Palestine

Been Awake with L.B.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2023 31:11


Welcome to the show, this episodes kicks off our live stream from October 24, 2023. Here we will begin the delicate operation that is talking about the conflict that has broken out between the Israeli government and Hamas in Palestine. To start we'll explore a phenomena I'm dubbing “pre-knowledge” whereby your understanding develops not from a linear approach, but from an emergent coalescing patchwork of ideas. With this baseline we will then explore the how the two sides in the cult of American Democracy are able to support the system rather than tear it apart. What these sides are I think unlocks the fervor we feel from all sides in this complicated issue. Make sure you're subscribed for the next episode where we put this story into the historical context of a post world war 2 order. If you want immediate access to the two hour livestream become a member of the Been Awake Elite by buying a yearly membership!The best way you can support the mission of better sensemaking is by being subscribed with your email, the second is sharing with a friend! This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit beenawake.substack.com/subscribe

Living in the USA
UAW Makes History: Harold Meyerson; Hamas and history: D.D. Guttenplan; 'American Midnight": Adam Hochschild

Living in the USA

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2023 58:19


Victory for the United Auto Workers in their strike against the big three automakers, GM, Ford, and Stellantis. Harold Meyerson, editor-at-large of The American Prospect, explains what's in the new contract, and what it took to get there.Also: A cease-fire in Gaza is only the beginning of what Israel and the Palestinians need. D.D. Guttenplan, The Nation's editor, argues that “both peoples will have to find a way to share the land—in peace, yes, but also with justice.”Plus: Adam Hochschild: Woodrow Wilson's threats to American Democracy. Adam's book "American Midnight" is out now in paperback.

What In God's Name
S6 Ep606: Are Humans Capable of Sustaining Self-Governance? Will American Democracy Fail?

What In God's Name

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2023 34:00


Your view of human nature will shape your understanding of how democracy should be ordered for longevity. Your view of human nature may mean that you don't think democracy is sustainable.

Keen On Democracy
Overcoming the politics of black grief and white grievance in America today: Juliet Hooker on why American democracy is in desperate need of an radical expansion of its political imagination

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2023 43:58


EPISODE 1838: In this KEEN ON show, Andrew talks to Juliet Hooker, author of BLACK GRIEF/WHITE GRIEVANCE, about why American democracy is in desperate need of an radical expansion of its political imaginationJuliet Hooker is Professor of Political Science at Brown University. She is a political theorist specializing in racial justice, Latin American political thought, Black political thought, and Afro-descendant and indigenous politics in Latin America. Before coming to Brown, she was a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Race and the Politics of Solidarity (Oxford, 2009); Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos (Oxford, 2017); and editor of Black and Indigenous Resistance in the Americas: From Multiculturalism to Racist Backlash (Lexington Books, 2020). Theorizing Race in the Americas was awarded the American Political Science Association's 2018 Ralph Bunche Book Award for the best work in ethnic and cultural pluralism and the 2018 Best Book Award of the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. Her current book, Black Grief/White Grievance: Democracy and the Problem of Political Loss, is forthcoming in 2023 from Princeton University Press. Prof. Hooker served as co-Chair of the American Political Science Association's Presidential Task Force on Racial and Social Class Inequalities in the Americas (2014-2015), and as Associate Director of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin (2009-2014). She has been the recipient of fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the DuBois Institute for African American Research at Harvard, and the Advanced Research Collaborative at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.Named as one of the "100 most connected men" by GQ magazine, Andrew Keen is amongst the world's best known broadcasters and commentators. In addition to presenting KEEN ON, he is the host of the long-running How To Fix Democracy show. He is also the author of four prescient books about digital technology: CULT OF THE AMATEUR, DIGITAL VERTIGO, THE INTERNET IS NOT THE ANSWER and HOW TO FIX THE FUTURE. Andrew lives in San Francisco, is married to Cassandra Knight, Google's VP of Litigation & Discovery, and has two grown children.

Smithsonian's Stories from Main Street
The Greater Good: Democracy Everyday

Smithsonian's Stories from Main Street

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2023 28:46


Democracy can be messy. Americans share many common values and ideals, but views on how that works out in the democratic process and in public policy can vary widely. In this episode, you'll hear stories from everyday Americans about their experiences with democracy, polarization, unity, and the issues they most care about. Our storytellers grapple with the big questions about democracy: What level of debate and disagreement is proper? What issues matter the most? How do we balance the need for dissent with the need for unity? Smithsonian's Stories from Main Street is produced by Better Lemon Creative Audio. Hannah Hethmon is your host.

The Salt Lake Tribune's Mormon Land
Can Latter-day Saints become as good at peacemaking as they are at proselytizing? | Episode 310

The Salt Lake Tribune's Mormon Land

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2023 40:48


Amid today's polarized political scene, many Americans throw up their hands and say, like Patrick Henry, “‘peace, peace,' but there is no peace. The war is actually begun.” To some, the partisan divide seems deeper than ever — with no way to bridge it. Even religions sometimes seem to battle with other faiths, as well as those within a faith. Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith America and author of “We Need to Build: Field Notes for Diverse Democracy,” has done a lot of thinking about how to overcome divisions. He is also an “impact scholar” at the University of Utah and will visit the Salt Lake City campus a few times each year during his two-year appointment. Retired federal Judge Thomas Griffith, a Latter-day Saint convert, also bemoans the toxic divides that poison public debate and rip apart the fabric of U.S. society. Recently, the American Bar Association appointed Griffith a member of a newly created Task Force for American Democracy, whose aim is to push back against authoritarian tendencies in the country. On this week's show, Patel and Griffith — both hopeful if not optimistic — discuss how to bring peace to our trouble times and how members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have a vital role to play in that quest, especially if they can become as accomplished at bridge building as they are at evangelizing.

The Hartmann Report
Will American Democracy Survive the Age of Oligarchs?

The Hartmann Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2023 57:22


Ron DeSantis is passing out millions to his crony buddies - Is he building his very own oligarchy club for Florida? If Trump's family takes the fifth - it won't work....Plus - Judge reinstates gag order on Trump. Where's the media when an YUGE climate changed Hurricane just wiped out a city of more than a million? Should Hunters Use Meditation Machines or Go it Alone? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

How to Fix Democracy
Allida Black

How to Fix Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2023 28:31


Women's Political Rights | Dr. Allida Black Allida Black speaks with host Andrew Keen about the history of women in politics and the impact of their noteworthy political and social activism, which dates back a time well before the Women's Right to Vote. Dr. Allida Black is a historian, author, and editor of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers.

Digging a Hole: The Legal Theory Podcast

Squarely in the heart of the Trump administration, Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt published a book titled How Democracies Die which proved enormously popular. Celebrities read it. Obama read it. Most people you know probably pretended to have read it. Five years later, Levitsky and Ziblatt are back with a sequel of sorts, arguing that in the United States, democracy might never have been fully alive in the first place, strangled in the cradle by our very own constitution. To explain how their thinking has changed since How Democracies Die and discuss the new book, Tyranny of the Minority, we're thrilled to have on today's podcast Daniel Ziblatt, Eaton Professor of Government at Harvard University and director of the Transformations of Democracy group at Berlin's Social Science Center. In this episode, we poke around into all of the different ways the United States privileges minoritarian politics. Ziblatt explains that a major contribution of Tyranny of the Minority is showing how regular politics interact with our constitution's minoritarianism to create a particularly potent anti-democratic danger for the United States. We discuss the legislative advantage minorities have in the U.S. thanks to our love of holding onto grand old traditions like the filibuster and what that means for statutory interpretation. Democratic backsliding, the advantages of party politics, papal smoke and mirrors–it's all in there. We hope you enjoy. This podcast is generously supported by Themis Bar Review. Referenced Readings How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt Democratic Justice: Felix Frankfurter, the Supreme Court, and the Making of the Liberal Establishment by Brad Snyder “Inside or Outside the System?” by Eric Posner and Adrian Vermuele After Misogyny: How the Law Fails Women and What to Do about It by Julie Suk The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution: Reconstructing the Economic Foundations of American Democracy by Joseph Fishkin and William Forbath “The Insulation of Local Governance from Black Electoral Power: Northern Cities and the Great Migration” by Jacob Grumbach, Robert Mickey, and Daniel Ziblatt

Democracy Paradox
Cenk Uygur is Running an Unorthodox Campaign for President

Democracy Paradox

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2023 56:24 Transcription Available


You could take that populism and turn it negative, which often happens... But populism could also be a wonderful thing where you're actually appealing to what the voters want instead of what the powerful want.Cenk UygurAccess Bonus Episodes on PatreonMake a one-time Donation to Democracy Paradox.A full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com.Cenk Uygur is a host of the show The Young Turks and the founder, president, and CEO of its parent company TYT. He is a Democratic Party candidate for President of the United States and the author of Justice Is Coming: How Progressives Are Going to Take Over the Country and America Is Going to Love It.Key HighlightsIntroduction - 0:42Cenk's Presidential Campaign - 2:49Progressive Issues - 26:56Populism - 40:28Polarization - 49:17Key LinksJustice Is Coming: How Progressives Are Going to Take Over the Country and America Is Going to Love It   by Cenk UygurSupport Cenk Uygur's campaign at cenkforamerica.comCheck out The Young Turks and other TYT programs at tyt.comDemocracy Paradox PodcastHeather Cox Richardson on History, Conservatism, and the Awakening of American DemocracyDaniel Ziblatt on American Democracy, the Republican Party, and the Tyranny of the MinorityMore Episodes from the PodcastMore InformationApes of the State created all MusicEmail the show at jkempf@democracyparadox.comFollow on Twitter @DemParadox, Facebook, Instagram @democracyparadoxpodcast100 Books on DemocracySupport the show

The Non-Prophets
Project 2025: A Christian Nationalist fever dream that would destroy American democracy

The Non-Prophets

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2023 14:45


The Friendly Atheist, By Hemant Mehta, October 3, 2023 https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/project-2025-a-christian-nationalist?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android&r=oa4eThe Non-Prophets, Episode 22.41.4 featuring Phoebe Rose, Aaron Jensen, Jimmy Jr. and Blatant Blatheist

We the People
The Founders, Demagogues, and the American Presidency

We the People

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2023 61:43


This week we are sharing an episode from our companion podcast, Live at the National Constitution Center. In this episode, these three leading experts on American presidents—Sidney Milkis and Barbara Perry of the University of Virginia's Miller Center, and Stephen Knott of Ashland University—warn about the increasingly demagogic nature of the presidency. Their discussion traces a historical journey, from George Washington, who governed as a neutral and unifying officeholder, to modern presidents—from Teddy Roosevelt to FDR and Woodrow Wilson onward—who fanned populist passions. They also offer solutions for how to restore the Framers' vision of the constitutional presidency today. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.     Resources:   Stephen Knott, The Lost Soul of the American Presidency: The Decline into Demagoguery and the Prospects for Renewal (2020)  Nicholas Jacobs and Sidney Milkis, What Happened to the Vital Center?: Presidentialism, Populist Revolt, and the Fracturing of America (2022)  Michael Nelson and Barbara Perry, The Presidency: Facing Constitutional Crossroads (Miller Center Studies on the Presidency) (2021)  Stephen Knott, Coming to Terms with John F. Kennedy (2022)  Sidney Milkis, Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the Transformation of American Democracy (2009)     Questions or comments about the show? Email us at podcast@constitutioncenter.org. Continue today's conversation on Facebook and Twitter using @ConstitutionCtr.  Sign up to receive Constitution Weekly, our email roundup of constitutional news and debate, at bit.ly/constitutionweekly.  You can find transcripts for each episode on the podcast pages in our Media Library. 

The NPR Politics Podcast
Roundup: Feinstein's Legacy, Shutdown, Biden And Democracy

The NPR Politics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2023 28:58


Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, is dead at 90. The government is about to shutdown over intra-GOP disagreements. And Biden gave a speech warning about the continuing threats to American Democracy.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Deepa Shivaram, congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.The podcast is produced by Casey Morell and Elena Moore. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.Unlock access to this and other bonus content by supporting The NPR Politics Podcast+. Sign up via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org. Connect:Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.