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The Ezra Klein Show
Is This How a Cold War With China Begins?

The Ezra Klein Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 51:25


There are few issues on which the dominant consensus in Washington has changed as rapidly in recent years as it has on China. Donald Trump made taking on China a core pillar of his campaign and presidency. And while Joe Biden has toned down the harsh anti-China rhetoric of his predecessor, many of his administration's policies have gone even further than Trump's did.In October the Biden administration unveiled sweeping controls on advanced chip exports to China — a move that former Trump officials have described as a sharp break from where their administration's policies were. And the Biden administration doesn't intend on stopping there: It plans to roll out further controls that target China's biotech and clean energy sectors.Meanwhile, Biden has repeatedly voiced such strong declarations of American military support for Taiwan that his own administration has had to walk them back. And, in Congress, China policy is one of the few areas Democrats and Republicans seem willing to work together — almost always in the direction of getting tougher on Beijing.Jessica Chen Weiss is a political scientist and China scholar at Cornell. From August 2021 to last July, she was a senior adviser in the Biden State Department. And she emerged from that experience as one of the most outspoken critics of Washington's more hawkish turn regarding China. “The more combative approach, on both sides, has produced a mirroring dynamic,” Weiss wrote in a 2022 essay called “The China Trap.” She worries that Beijing and Washington are misreading each other's ambitions, resulting in a “downward spiral” of mutual aggression that will leave both sides — and the world more broadly — less prosperous and secure.So I asked Weiss to come on the show to help me understand the state of U.S.-China relations and why she thinks it's headed in the wrong direction.Mentioned:“The China Trap” by Jessica Chen Weiss“A World Safe for Autocracy?” by Jessica Chen WeissBook Recommendations:Seeking Truth and Hiding Facts by Jeremy L. WallaceOur Missing Hearts by Celeste NgSee No Stranger by Valarie KaurThoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at ezrakleinshow@nytimes.com.You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of “The Ezra Klein Show” at nytimes.com/ezra-klein-podcast, and you can find Ezra on Twitter @ezraklein. Book recommendations from all our guests are listed at https://www.nytimes.com/article/ezra-klein-show-book-recs.“The Ezra Klein Show” is produced by Emefa Agawu, Annie Galvin, Jeff Geld, Rogé Karma and Kristin Lin. Fact-checking by Michelle Harris. Original music by Isaac Jones. Mixing by Isaac Jones. Audience strategy by Shannon Busta. The executive producer of New York Times Opinion Audio is Annie-Rose Strasser. Special thanks to Pat McCusker and Kristina Samulewski.

The John Batchelor Show
#Ukraine: Moscow POV; Rise of the Russian Action Committee to replace Putin's autocracy. Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 11:25


Photo: No known restrictions on publication. Berlin 1808 @Batchelorshow #Ukraine: Moscow POV; Rise of the Russian Action Committee to replace Putin's autocracy.   Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.foreignaffairs.com/ukraine/dont-fear-putins-demise

TAC Right Now
The Pfizer Files

TAC Right Now

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 50:40


Emile, Helen, Micah, and Sohrab discuss the latest revelations from the Twitter files that Big Pharma pressured the platform to discredit generic alternatives to the vaccine and question therapeutic treatments to Covid. Plus, Townhall.com reports new details in the horrific story of a gay couple in Georgia who sexually abused their adoptive sons, and the hosts discuss the modernist MLK statue debacle in Boston.   Picks of the week:   Emile: Realism and 'Realism', Micah Meadowcroft Micah: It Is Time to End the Pandemic Emergency, Paul Gosar Helen: Black Horse, Black Earth, and BlackRock, Jude Russo Sohrab: The Trouble with the 'War on Autocracy', Anthony J. Constantini

The Times of Israel Daily Briefing
BONUS: 'Courts don't turn a democracy into an autocracy'

The Times of Israel Daily Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 23:36


Is Israeli democracy in danger? A proposed High Court override clause has many concerned about a possible tyranny of the majority. Join us as a diverse set of legal experts discuss with ToI editors what's currently at stake. In this fourth episode, Dr. Tamar Hostovsky Brandes argues that undermining the powers of the courts is a common tactic adopted by regimes that seek to restrain democratic rights. Brandes teaches and researches in the areas of international and constitutional law, focusing on the intersection between international law, constitutional law, and political theory. Her work in these areas has been published in leading law reviews and collections. Her article, “The diminishing status of international law in the decisions of the Israeli Supreme Court concerning the Occupied Territories” won the 2021 International Journal of Constitutional Law Best Article award. Brandes spoke at a Times of Israel live-streamed event on December 15 at the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem on the topic of judicial reform. Times of Israel editor David Horovitz introduces Brandes and asks some follow-up questions. IMAGE: Dr. Tamar Hostovsky Brandes of the Ono Academic College Faculty of Law at a ToI Live event in Jerusalem's Israel Democracy Institute, December 15, 2022. (Oded Antman/IDI)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

AlternativeRadio
[Rami Khouri] Arab Autocracies & U.S. Policy

AlternativeRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 57:01


Autocracy: concentrated power in the hands of a few. The U.S. is linked to a network of Arab autocracies led by sultans, emirs, and military dictators who are called “allies” and “partners.”  Politics and economics make for strange bedfellows. Perhaps none is stranger than the one with the feudal regime of Saudi Arabia. The Washington/Riyadh axis goes back to 1945 when FDR met King Saud on a U.S. destroyer in the Suez Canal. The deal was struck. The U.S. would protect the Saud monarchy and in return, American corporations would have access to Saudi oilfields. In the decades since ties between the two countries have remained close. Today, the U.S. has been supporting the Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has resulted in almost 400,000 dead and millions hungry. Interview by David Barsamian. Recorded at the Middle East Studies Association annual conference.

America at a Crossroads
Minxin Pei and Larry Diamond with Larry Mantle - Autocracies Face Resistence: From China to Iran to Russia

America at a Crossroads

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 56:21


China Expert Minxin Pei and Global Democracy Expert Larry Diamond discuss Autocracies and Resistance with Larry Mantle.

The Leftscape
Monarchy, Democracy, Autocracy, Art (Episode 131 Redux)

The Leftscape

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 32:55


Happy New Year! Please enjoy this redux episode while we're on winter break. In "Traversing Democracies (Episode 131)," Wendy interviewed Kat Ardern. Kat is an artist, a part-time student (Fine Art BA), and a full-time carer for her wife who has Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). She shared her insight and knowledge about the various versions of democracy she has experienced while living and working in New Zealand, Australia, and currently, the UK. They spoke in the unique time frame just after the death of Queen Elizabeth II and during the very short tenure of Prime Minister Liz Truss. Thanks for listening. We're working on a brand new season and will be back soon with new episodes for you! Love, Wendy Sheridan and Robin Renée Facebook: Leftscape Twitter: @leftscape Instagram: @leftscape Email: insight at Leftscape.com

Lagniappe
Exploring the Relationship Between Freedom and Markets with Perth Tolle

Lagniappe

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 36:53


This week's guest is Perth Tolle, the founder of Life + Liberty Indexes and creator of the Freedom 100 EM Index (FRDM index). This freedom-weighted equity strategy is the first of its kind and uses personal and economic freedom metrics as primary factors in its investment process. Doug and Greg chat with Perth about how/why she came up with the ETF, how the strategy performs vs. the market cap-weighted benchmarks, the risks of autocracies, China's role/exposure, ESG, and more. Key Takeaways [00:23] - About Perth Tolle [01:02] - The Freedom 100 Emerging Markets ETF (FRDM) [05:34] - Perth's experience in China shaping her ideals [06:16] - Autocracy risks for emerging market investors [10:38] - The investment idea behind emerging markets [12:21] - What is freedom weighting? [12:56] - Human Freedoms Index: Civil, Political, Economical [14:00] - Composite Country Scores [14:47] - Taiwan is the #1 freest merging market [15:29] - Direct vs. indirect allocation/exposure to China [19:39] - Freedom metrics performance in non-COVID environments [21:12] - Why Perth launched the ETF [24:51] - Perth's partnership with Wes Gray & Alpha Architect [28:35] - Excluding China from an emerging markets cap-weighted index [30:01] - What's next for Life + Liberty Indexes? [31:50] - The politicization of ESG  Quotes [12:06] - “We believe that the freer markets will experience more sustainable growth, they'll recover faster from drawdowns, and they'll use their capital labor more efficiently. So not only do we want to exclude the autocracies and stay away from that autocracy risk, but we want to give a higher weight to freer markets, which we think are launch paths for the growth stories of the next decade.” - Perth Tolle   [17:28] - “If you're looking at these index providers putting between 20 and 40% of an allocation to a single country that's ranking near the bottom from a freedom perspective…that seems like a pretty high risk to me.” - Doug Stokes Links Perth Tolle Life + Liberty Indexes The Freedom 100 Emerging Markets ETF (FRDM) China's 1 Child Policy Cato Institute Fraser Institute Human Freedom Index & Data Set Alpha Architect Dr. Wes Gray Connect with our hosts Doug Stokes Greg Stokes Stokes Family Office   Subscribe and stay in touch Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts lagniappe.stokesfamilyoffice.com   Disclosure The information in this podcast is educational and general in nature and does not take into consideration the listener's personal circumstances. Therefore, it is not intended to be a substitute for specific, individualized financial, legal, or tax advice. To determine which strategies or investments may be suitable for you, consult the appropriate qualified professional prior to making a final decision.

The Heavenly Mandates
A Very Special Holiday Episode #2 - A Christmas Prince (2017)

The Heavenly Mandates

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 81:44


Harken! The four wise men/women left their summit to discuss Alex Zamm's _A Christmas Prince_! Released in 2017, the film stars Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Tom Knight, and many others. It was filmed in Romania and was distributed by Netflix! Enjoy this memorable holiday trip to Shaolin.

TonioTimeDaily
Organized crime sex characteristics

TonioTimeDaily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 23:00


“Autocracy is a system of government in which absolute power over a state is concentrated in the hands of one person, whose decisions are subject neither to external legal restraints nor to regularized mechanisms of popular control (except perhaps for the implicit threat of a coup d'état or other forms of rebellion).[1].” --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/antonio-myers4/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/antonio-myers4/support

The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer
Throwing Darts - Indonesian Call For Religious Reform Challenges Muslim Autocracy

The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 10:52


At first glance, Islamic scholars discussing the religious legitimacy of the United Nations and the nation-state sounds esoteric. It's not. On the contrary, it's potentially revolutionary.

Cancelled Culture TODAY
Obama x Trump v Biden - U.S. Democracy Still Isn't Safe The Republican proportion of seats in the House is consistently greater

Cancelled Culture TODAY

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 6:35


Leadership Matters Podcast
#021: Autocracy V.S. Democracy

Leadership Matters Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 30:22


This episode of the Dr.John Bedker Leadership Podcast raises a crucial conversation for our times.  Autocracy vs. Democracy.  Two very different approaches to leadership.  An added tension to this crucial conversation is the notion of capitalism.  Capitalism is a source of inequality and must be confronted in either an autocratic or democratic leadership space.  These opposing leadership forces are key for our 21st century.  Which way will we go?

ThinkTech Hawaii
Understanding the Move to Global Autocracy (American Issues Take Two)

ThinkTech Hawaii

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 42:04


What Are the Causes and Factors in Play. The hosts for this show are Jay Fidell and Tim Apicella. The guests are Stephanie Dalton and Alexander H.E. Morawa. Our panel examines the remarkable growth in the rise of autocrats and autocratic governments around the world, including China, Russia, Hungary and so many other places in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, as well as the rise of autocratic right wing movements in other countries, and what this means to the United States, to Europe and to the liberal world order. The ThinkTech YouTube Playlist for this show is https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQpkwcNJny6mIafeQC2BSFX6GC4mnhEUN Please visit our ThinkTech website at https://thinktechhawaii.com and see our Think Tech Advisories at https://thinktechadvisories.blogspot.com.

In Pursuit of Development
The power of the Chinese state: Examination, Autocracy, Stability, and Technology — Yasheng Huang

In Pursuit of Development

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 55:05


Ever wondered why the state in China is so powerful? Yasheng argues that Keju — the Imperial civil service examination — has historically maximized a specific type of knowledge in the minds of the population such as memorization. It also reduced the scope of, or eliminated, alternative ideas. Keju made the state all powerful. The state was able to monopolize the very best of human capital. And in doing so, the state deprived society access to talent and pre-empted organized religion, commerce, and intelligentsia. While it is China's blessing, Keju is also a curse as it decimated society.Yasheng Huang is a Professor of International Management and Faculty Director of Action Learning at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His forthcoming book, which will be published by Yale University Press, is The Rise and the Fall of the EAST: Examination, Autocracy, Stability and Technology in Chinese History and Today. Twitter: @YashengHuangKey highlights  Introduction – 00:52Recent protests in China – 03:15Protest strategies and logistical capacity – 13:25Why is the Chinese state so powerful? – 19:35The role of the civil service exam in China – 35:00Meritocracy and the Chinese bureaucracy – 47:15  Host:Professor Dan Banik, University of Oslo, Twitter: @danbanik  @GlobalDevPodApple Google Spotify YouTubehttps://in-pursuit-of-development.simplecast.com/

Outliers with Daniel Scrivner
Best Books & Authors in 2022 – Jacob Helberg (The Wires of War: The Fight Between Democracy and Autocracy for the Future of the Internet)

Outliers with Daniel Scrivner

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 55:48


We explore the fight between democracy and autocracy for the future of the internet. We're joined by Jacob Helberg, author of The Wires of War. We cover the definition of autocracy, watershed moments in geopolitics, and how the physical infrastructure of the internet can be manipulated. “We have to see the world for what it is, not as we wish it were.” – Jacob Helberg EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/jacob-helberg1-outlier-academy-show-notes  FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/jacob-helberg-outlier-academy-transcript  CHAPTERS This episode is our definitive guide to the fight between democracy and autocracy for the future of the internet. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:03:13 – Jacob's background and introduction to geopolitics 00:05:45 – Jacob's book, The Wires of War 00:08:16 – Defining autocracy 00:12:02 – Watershed moments in geopolitics 00:15:27 – The physical infrastructure of the internet, and how it can be manipulated 00:18:13 – China is a peer competitor 00:28:20 – The need for US proactivity with autocracies 00:36:52 – Cold war, gray war, and hot peace 00:40:02 – How the US should work to preserve democracy 00:48:12 – Optimism in geopolitics ABOUT THE WIRES OF WAR The Wires of War is all about the battle being waged that will determine the future of the internet, and in many ways, the future of global society. And it's a battle that's being waged both on the front and back end of the internet. On the front end, that's taking place in the apps we use every day, from Google to Facebook, to TikTok, to Twitter. On the back end, in the hardware, routers, protocols and even the undersea cables that travel hundreds of thousands of miles crisscrossing and connecting the entire world. The Wires of War is deeply compelling, expansive, and an incredibly detailed picture woven together of the world that we're in and what we face.  The Wires of War is out now and available on amazon.com.

Dan Snow's History Hit
Sportswashing and the Nazi Olympics

Dan Snow's History Hit

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 26:23


With the 2022 FIFA World Cup well underway, the phenomenon of sportswashing is once again in everybody's minds. Autocracies and democracies alike have long relied on major sporting events to shore up their legitimacy and project their presence on the world stage. But why is sporting prowess so important for consolidating state power and prestige? Is it inevitable, and if not, how do we prevent it? Dan is joined by Jules Boykoff, Professor of Politics and Government at Pacific University, Oregon to talk about all these things, and more.Produced by Mariana Des Forges and edited by Dougal Patmore.If you'd like to learn more, we have hundreds of history documentaries, ad-free podcasts and audiobooks at History Hit - subscribe to History Hit today!Download History Hit app from the Google Play store.Download History Hit app from the Apple Store. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Pekingology
The Rise and Fall of the EAST

Pekingology

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 71:05


In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair Jude Blanchette is joined by Yasheng Huang, the Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management and Faculty Director of Action Learning at the MIT Sloan School of Management, to discuss his forthcoming book, The Rise and the Fall of the EAST: Examination, Autocracy, Stability and Technology in Chinese History and Today.

The John Batchelor Show
#Democracy: The uncertainty of liberty in time deteriorates to the certainty of autocracy. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 15:55


Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #Democracy: The uncertainty of liberty in time deteriorates to the certainty of autocracy. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs https://kwize.com/pics/Plato-quote-about-slavery-from-The-Republic-1a3663.jpg

Racism White Privilege In America
White Supremacy A Threat To America

Racism White Privilege In America

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 27:36


We don't live in a democracy. We live in the form of democracy. It's called the Constitutional Republic. It's a more representative system. I take issue with people calling the US a democracy because it gives a false understanding of how the "system" works. And then wonder why there "vote" doesn't count when the majority wins. The system is checks and balances and your vote does count toward the Electoral College voter. It's to ensure the policy is carefully crafted to meet everyone's needs and not just a quick approach without consideration of the minority side. Sadly our system has been sold to the rich and well-connected. The first move needs to be to get money out of all politics.

THIS IS REVOLUTION >podcast
THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 356: The Qatar World Cup and Sportswashing the Autocracy f/ Adnan Hussain

THIS IS REVOLUTION >podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 90:37


It is World Cup season and in 2022 Qatar is hosting! However, is the gulf monarchy using the World Cup to launder its image? Is this a case of Sportswashing? TIR speak with Adnan Husain of Queen's University in Canada. https://www.thenation.com/.../fifa-qatar-world-cup.../ https://www.amnesty.org/.../03/qatar-world-cup-of-shame/   About TIR Thank you for supporting the show! Remember to like and subscribe on YouTube. Also, consider supporting us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents   Check out our official merch store at https://www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com/   Also follow us on... https://podcasts.apple.com/.../this-is.../id1524576360 www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/ Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland

RevDem Podcast
Why Do Autocracies Last? Lucan Way on the Longevity of Revolutionary Regimes

RevDem Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 30:04


In this conversation with RevDem editor Ferenc Laczó, Lucan Way – co-author, with Steven Levitsky, of the new book Revolution and Dictatorship:The Violent Origins of Durable Authoritarianism – introduces what revolutionary autocracies are; explains why they tend to prove much more durable than other kinds of authoritarian regimes; discusses how the revolutionary sequences so crucial for the emergence of such regimes have played out in the various cases across the globe; and reflects on the contemporary relevance of the book's findings concerning autocratic longevity.

The Al Franken Podcast
Laboratories of Autocracy – David Pepper – It's the States, Stupid!

The Al Franken Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 55:32 Very Popular


The former Ohio Democratic State Chair on how state legislatures are dismantling democracy. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Cognitive Dissidents
Stratfor: Musings on Autocracies, Democracies and Resilience

Cognitive Dissidents

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 42:50


This is a crossposted episode from the Rane Podcast Series with Stratfor! Rodger Baker, executive director of the https://www.ranenetwork.com/stratcenter (Stratfor Center for Applied Geopolitics at RANE), and Jacob discuss the practice of applied geopolitics in the context of Russia's war with Ukraine, Putin's efforts to leverage energy supplies against Europe, and China's 20th Party Congress (among other asides). https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/applied-geopolitics-musings-autocracies-democracies-and-resilience (The original episode is here). Make sure to check out the Cognitive Dissidents site and services https://cognitive.investments (here). This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp

The PoliticsGirl Podcast
The Rise of Autocracy Redux

The PoliticsGirl Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 48:38


As the midterms approach, I thought we'd revisit what's at stake by re-upping a podcast from January 2022 about the rise of the Autocratic movements around the world and how one party in America seems more than willing to join their club. This is the time we need a resurgence of democracy, not only at home but around the world, or those who would seek to sink the west will finally succeed, and the values and human rights we take for granted will be a thing of the past. Stick with me, so you know where we are and we can walk together in a better direction. I'm telling you this not to upset you, but to prepare you. We have to accept the reality of the problem if we're going to muster the courage to solve the problem. We will either be the heroes of democracy or the victims of its demise. The choice is ours.   Please RATE and SUBSCRIBE so we can grow the show, open the dialogue, and inspire change moving forward!   All show links here!: https://linktr.ee/politicsgirl   The PoliticsGirl Podcast is a Meidas Touch original podcast produced by Happy Warrior Entertainment.   https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-cable-cabinet/2022/01/09/96fac488-6fe6-11ec-b9fc-b394d592a7a6_story.html https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/democracy-countries https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/12/the-autocrats-are-winning/620526/?utm_medium=cr&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=december_cover_prospects_b&utm_content=B&utm_term=Prospects https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-59561881 https://www.elle.com/culture/a38569302/peng-shuai-what-to-know/ https://www.britannica.com/event/Arab-Spring https://2001-2009.state.gov/r/pa/ho/time/rd/17672.htm https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/6/2/the-belarus-plane-hijacking-reflects-appeasement-of-tyranny https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58065313 https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2022/01/08/iowa-senate-journalists/ https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/reidout-blog/ron-desantis-crittical-race-theory-smugglers-rcna11613 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-22278037

Multipolarista
EU admits new cold war is not ‘democracy vs autocracy': Many 'authoritarian regimes on our side'

Multipolarista

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 28:12


The European Union's top foreign-policy official Josep Borrell admitted the West's new cold war on China and Russia is not a conflict of “democracies vs. authoritarians,” conceding, “On our side, there are a lot of authoritarian regimes.” He acknowledged that their economic “systems are in rivalry.” VIDEO: https://youtube.com/watch?v=Avqt0Fie-wk Read more here: https://multipolarista.com/2022/10/27/eu-cold-war-democracy-authoritarian Check out our related report "In neocolonial rant, EU says Europe is ‘garden' superior to rest of world's barbaric ‘jungle'": https://multipolarista.com/2022/10/15/eu-europe-garden-jungle

The Weekly List
Democracy at Risk - Are We Sleepwalking into Autocracy?

The Weekly List

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 23:40


Host Amy Siskind discusses the last few weeks of US news and the upcoming midterm elections.

Stratfor Podcast
Applied Geopolitics: Musings on Autocracies, Democracies, and Resilience

Stratfor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 39:45


In this podcast, Rodger Baker, executive director of the Stratfor Center for Applied Geopolitics at RANE, discusses the practice of applied geopolitics. He speaks with Jacob Shapiro, director of geopolitics at Cognitive Investments. They look at Russia's war in Ukraine, Putin's effort to leverage energy to break European cooperation, China's 20th Party Congress, and Xi Jinping's goals, all through the lens of leadership. RANE (Risk Assistance Network + Exchange) is a global risk intelligence company that provides business professionals with access to critical insights, analysis, and support, enabling them to anticipate, monitor, and respond to emerging risks and threats. Join the millions who are tapping into the collective wisdom of the world's largest community of risk and business professionals. For more information about RANE, visit www.ranenetwork.com.

Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
Laboratories of Autocracy: The David Pepper Interview

Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 47:42


David Pepper has witnessed Ohio devolve into an electoral autocracy where extreme Republican gerrymandering ensures that the results of the state elections are pre-determined. This is happening across the country in so-called red states, which are in reality voter suppression states or Republican hostage states. Pepper explains how we got here, what can still be done about it, and his list of reasons and strategies to fight like hell. For more on Pepper's work, check out his book Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake-Up Call from Behind the Lines and his website LaboratoriesOfAutocracy.com.

Kevin Swanson on SermonAudio
Morality Police in US and Iran - Autocracy on the Rise Worldwide

Kevin Swanson on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 32:00


A new MP3 sermon from Generations Radio is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Morality Police in US and Iran - Autocracy on the Rise Worldwide Subtitle: Autocracy on Rise Worldwide Speaker: Kevin Swanson Broadcaster: Generations Radio Event: Radio Broadcast Date: 10/3/2022 Length: 32 min.

Kevin Swanson on SermonAudio
Morality Police in US and Iran - Autocracy on the Rise Worldwide

Kevin Swanson on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 32:00


A new MP3 sermon from Generations Radio is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Morality Police in US and Iran - Autocracy on the Rise Worldwide Subtitle: Autocracy on Rise Worldwide Speaker: Kevin Swanson Broadcaster: Generations Radio Event: Radio Broadcast Date: 10/3/2022 Length: 32 min.

Generations Radio
Morality Police in US and Iran - Autocracy on the Rise Worldwide

Generations Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 32:00


Iranian Morality Police beat a woman to death for not getting her hijab on straight.--But then, every nation has morality police. It's just a question of which morality is to be enforced. Should the civil magistrate fine people who don't bake cakes for homosexual weddings- What about putting a person in jail--for starving their dog to death, since dogs are -made in the image of God-- Nonetheless, higher levels of autocracy are found worldwide now that freedom is dying out.--Only the Gospel and God's Law could ever restore liberty somewhere in the world.----This program includes-----1. The World View in 5 Minutes with Adam McManus -MacArthur to CA Gov. Newsom- Your soul -lies in grave, eternal peril-- Bros, all-homosexual romantic comedy, a flop- Pastor suspended from TikTok for saying 'men can't have babies'-----2. Generations with Kevin Swanson

Reel Political News - Pathway to the Presidency
Natural Disaster on the home front with the Midterms just weeks away and the control of Congress hanging in the balance

Reel Political News - Pathway to the Presidency

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 25:15


Putin is cornered: no way out his threat to use nuclear weapons grows It is hard to imagine more extreme forces colliding at the same time. Florida has experienced first hand the devastation of climate change with superstorm Ian. Is this the shape of things to come? The sanctions against Putin are continuing to take their toll on Western Economies, Putin doubles down. He declares that parts of Ukraine are now Russia! What will Putin do next? What will Biden and NATO do next?

Haymarket Books Live
U.S. Empire and Autocracy in the Middle East (5-24-22)

Haymarket Books Live

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 87:47


Join Haymarket Books and Internationalism From Below for a discussion of the relation between US imperialism and its regional alliances in the Middle East. ***Please note: This discussion was recorded on May 24, 2022 and while the situation on the ground has changed, we hope the background provided here remains informative.*** The US empire relies on regional alliances with countries whose interests don't always align 100% with US interests. This panel will focus on the regional alliance among Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Israel and their role as partners of US imperialism. Speakers: Aslı Bâli is Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, Founding Faculty Director of the Promise Institute for Human Rights, and former Director of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies. Her research focuses on public international law—including human rights and humanitarian law—and comparative constitutional law, with a focus on the Middle East. She co-chairs the Advisory Council for the Middle East and North Africa Division of Human Rights Watch and chairs the Middle East Studies Association Task Force on Civil and Human Rights and the MESA Global Academy. Jamie Allinson is a senior lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, where he teaches courses in the politics of the Middle East. He is a member of the Salvage editorial collective and the author of The Age of Counter-Revolution: States and Revolutions in the Middle East (Cambridge University Press, 2022). His previous book, The Struggle for the State in Jordan: The Social Origins of Alliances in the Middle East (2016), was co-winner of the Jadaliyya Political Economy Book Prize. Allison McManus is the research director of the Freedom Initiative, where she leads a team of researchers in documenting prison-related abuses and advocating for detainees in the Middle East and North Africa. She is also a member of the steering committee of the U.S. Committee to End Political Repression in Egypt. Previously she was research director of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. Moderator: Joel Beinin is a member of the steering committee of the U.S. Committee to End Political Repression in Egypt. He is Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History, Emeritus at Stanford University. His many books include Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East (2001) and Workers and Thieves: Labor Movements and Popular Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt (2015). --------------------------------------------------------- This event is sponsored by the US Committee to End Political Repression in Egypt, Internationalism from Below, Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP), Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), The Freedom Initiative, DSA International Committee, and Haymarket Books. While all of our events are freely available, we ask that those who are able make a solidarity donation in support of our important organizing, programming and publishing work. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/sf30lzByj9c Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

The Economics Review
Ep. 89 - Dr. Masaaki Higashijima | Featured Guest Interview

The Economics Review

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 30:49


Dr. Masaaki Higashijima is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Graduate School of Information Sciences at Tohoku University in Japan. Holding a Ph.D. in Political Science from Michigan State University, his research interests include comparative political economy, autocratic politics, regime change, ethnic politics, Central Asia, and political methodology. His latest book is titled The Dictator's Dilemma at the Ballot Box: Electoral Manipulation, Economic Maneuvering, and Political Order in Autocracies.

Heartland POD
The Increasingly Anti-Democratic Push Against Ballot Initiatives in America, with Jenna Spinelle from Penn St McCourtney institute for democracy

Heartland POD

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 46:27


Jenna Spinelle is a podcast producer based in State College, Pennsylvania and recently released a series called When the People Decide (http://thepeopledecide.show) that looks at how ballot initiatives and the people who organize them are changing American politics. She has talked with Benjamin Singer of Show Me Integrity for one episode and several others feature the heartland in some way (Nebraska, Cincinnati, and South Dakota just to name a few). Jenna joins Adam Sommer and Rachel Parker to talk about the power that the initiative offers everyday citizens — especially at a time when it feels like the courts and the legislature are not going to save us. Plus, the threats to the initiative process and how grassroots organizations like Show Me Integrity and Reclaim Idaho are pushing back against them.Website: https://thepeopledecide.show/ https://heartlandpod.com/Twitter: @TheHeartlandPOD"Change The Conversation"

The Thriller Zone
David Pepper, author of A Simple Choice

The Thriller Zone

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 60:16


On today's 94th episode of The Thriller Zone, stellar author and political specialist David Pepper joins the show to talk about his latest thriller A Simple Choice. Hillary Rodham Clinton says, "David Pepper has written another thriller ripped from the headlines." Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, says, "Pepper comes through again with this clever tale of how cyber sabotage of elections, coupled with highly concentrated ownership of traditional media operations, can undermine American democracy." And I say, come on in, the thrillers are hot and the topics are interesting! As backstory, David Pepper is the author of The Voter File, The People's House, The Wingman, and Laboratories of Autocracy. he earned his BA from Yale University, and his JF from Yale Law School. He has clerked for a judge on the United States Court of Appeals, served in local elected office in Ohio, worked for major law firms, and taught election and voting rights law. David served as Chair of the Ohio Democratic Party from 2015 to 2021. To learn more and David, his background, and most importantly his books, visit: https://DavidPepper.com (DavidPepper.com). As always, please follow us on both Twitter and Instagram @thethrillerzone, and on the web at https://TheThrillerZone.com (TheThrillerZone.com) and https://YouTube.com/thethrillerzone (YouTube.com/thethrillerzone). Mentioned in this episode: AB-Do Like Me-082522 There was a time when I built my own website. Yeah, that worked out really well. Until it didn't. Talking about hassles. Listen, don't do like the "old me" do like the "new me" and hire AuthorBytes.com for your new website. Warwicks-CraftsmanTools-9822 When I was a kid my Dad only bought Craftsman tools. Why? Because they were dependable, and never broke, but if they did you could return no questions asked. That's Customer Service, built upon Integrity. THAT'S Warwicks.com

The Bill Press Pod
Laboratories of Autocracy

The Bill Press Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 36:28


We say it all the time. Down ballot races are very important. Lauren Baer is someone doing something about it. She is the Managing Partner at Arena, an organization convening training and supporting the next generation of candidates and campaign staff. With an emphasis on diversifying young people going into Democratic politics. But she is no newcomer to policy and politics. She spent six years in the State Department working for Hillary Clinton and John Kerry and Samantha power at the United Nations. She ran for Congress in Florida in a Purple to Red district and got more votes than any Democrat ever had.Today Bill is highlighting the work of Lauren's organization, Arena. You can help support their work at Arena.run.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Deep Dive Radio Show and Nick's Nerd News
When Democracies Shift Towards Autocracy, Privacy Is Lost

The Deep Dive Radio Show and Nick's Nerd News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 7:10


When Democracies Shift Towards Autocracy, Privacy Is Lost by Nick Espinosa, Chief Security Fanatic

Heartland POD
Laboratories Of Autocracy - A Chat With David Pepper About The Importance Of State Gov. To Secure The Future By Cleaning Up Our Own Back Yard

Heartland POD

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 54:10


Host: Adam Sommer @Adam_Sommer85Guest: David Pepper @DavidPepperhttp://davidpepper.com/ - to buy David's book and learn more about himBook: Laboratories of Autocracy - A Wake-Up Call From Behind The LinesDavid Pepper joins Adam Sommer for a chat about a topic we have been raising at The Heartland POD, along with others, for months. David's book is framed by Ohio but can be easily applied across the heartland as a way to change the conversation, and reframe the debate around the future of our democracy in America. https://heartlandpod.com/Twitter: @TheHeartlandPOD"Change The Conversation"

The Hartmann Report
WHY WHITEWASHING AMERICAN HISTORY IS SO DETRIMENTAL TO DEMOCRACY

The Hartmann Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 57:54


Sitting in for Thom Hartmann, guest host Jefferson Smith is joined by former Chair of the Ohio Democratic Party, and author of Laboratories of Autocracy, David Pepper. Are our state houses becoming incapacitated by the invasion of white supremacists and right-wing extremists? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Utterly Moderate Network
Political Violence, Autocracy & Other Threats (w/Rachel Kleinfeld & Ken White)

Utterly Moderate Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 84:56


Join the Connors Crew by subscribing to our free email newsletter TODAY! On this episode of the Utterly Moderate Podcast, host Lawrence Eppard discusses the threat of political violence, America's slide toward autocracy, and more with guests Rachel Kleinfeld and Ken White. Articles/other stuff referenced in this episode: “The New Era of Political Violence is Here” from Tom Nichols at The Atlantic “Trump Supporters' Threats to Judge Spur Democracy Concerns” from Fields & Riccard at the Associated Press Bulwark Podcast episode with guest Dana Milbank Ken White's podcast and newsletter The Connors Forum is an independent entity from the institutions that we partner with. The views expressed in our newsletters and podcasts are those of the individual contributors alone and not of our partner institutions. Episode Music: “Please Listen Carefully” by Jahzzar (creative commons) “Draw the Sky” by Paul Keane (licensed through TakeTones) “Star Blessed Night” by Ketsa (creative commons) “When” by Stephan Siebert (creative commons) “Cloudbank” by Podington Bear (creative commons) “Happy Trails (To You)” by the Riders in the Sky (used with artist's permission)  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Departures with Robert Amsterdam
Tyranny and autocracy are on a winning streak

Departures with Robert Amsterdam

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 31:06


Today there are currently fewer global citizens living in open and free democratic systems than in 1989, a sobering fact underlining the rapid global expansion of authoritarian regimes around tthe world. According to Moisés Naím, the world has made itself safer for tyrannical leaders to install themselves, often using the "three Ps" of populism, polarisation and post-truth, putting both fragile and established democracies at risk of extinction. In Naím's latest book, "The Revenge of Power: How Autocrats Are Reinventing Politics for the 21st Century," it is argued that these environmental factors of propaganda and polarization are compounded by harsh economic circumstances, including inflation and inequality, placing greater pressure on democracies and raising public discontent with the state, paving the way forward for authoritarian opportunists. In this podcast conversation with host Robert Amsterdam, Naím discusses and contrasts his experiences in Venezuela with the tragedy of January 6th in Washington DC, and points to the utmost importance of having a well informed citizenry and what can be done to regulate disinformation while exploring what other options should be explored to better protect the world's remaining democracies from tyranny.

The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart
The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart: August 14, 2022

The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 83:50


On this week's episode of 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart': The latest on the nine-hour FBI search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence and the newly released search warrant that revealed officials were seeking classified documents. White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield discusses President Biden's recent legislative wins, including the final passage of a landmark climate and health bill. Plus, a new ProPublica report shows that the IRS has given a far-right advocacy group a tax-exempt church status. All this and more on this week's episode of 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart.' 

The Rick Smith Show
David Pepper, Author of "Laboratories of Autocracy"

The Rick Smith Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 23:04


By working people. For working people. Welcome to The Rick Smith Show.Tune in every weeknight from 9-11pm EST as we break down the news of the day and what that news means for working families across the country.Call-in at 1-866-416-RICK (7425) to join the show.Did you miss part of the #RickShow on your local radio station? Want to listen at work? Download the podcast at: https://www.thericksmithshow.com.The Rick Smith Show also streams live every weeknight from 9p-11p EST on YouTube & Twitch, and you can also find us on Free Speech TV. Be sure to add the FSTV channel on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, on the FSTV iOS app, or find it in the regular channel lineup on DirecTV or Dish.Questions or comments? Email Rick@thericksmithshow.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The New Yorker: Politics and More
Jane Mayer on Ohio's Lurch to the Right

The New Yorker: Politics and More

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 24:00 Very Popular


Last month, the story of a 10-year-old rape victim captured national headlines. The young girl was forced to travel out of state because of Ohio's draconian abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest, which would have been nearly unthinkable until very recently. Jane Mayer took a deep dive into statehouse politics to learn how a longtime swing state—Ohio voted twice for President Barack Obama—ended up legislating like a radically conservative one. Its laws, she says, are increasingly out of step with the state's voters, and this is owing to a sweeping Republican effort at gerrymandering. While familiar, gerrymandering “has become much more of a dark art,” Mayer tells David Remnick, “thanks to computers and digital mapping. They have figured out ways now to do it that are so extreme, you can create districts [in which the incumbent] cannot be knocked out by someone from another party.” Mayer also speaks with David Pepper, an Ohio politician and the author of “Laboratories of Autocracy,” who explains how, when a district is firmly controlled by one party, the representative is driven by the primary process inexorably toward extremism, until you have “a complete meltdown of democracy.”

The New Yorker Radio Hour
Jane Mayer on Ohio's Lurch to the Right

The New Yorker Radio Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 25:09 Very Popular


Last month, the story of a 10-year-old rape victim captured national headlines. The young girl was forced to travel out of state because of Ohio's draconian abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest, which would have been nearly unthinkable until very recently. Jane Mayer took a deep dive into statehouse politics to learn how a longtime swing state—Ohio voted twice for President Barack Obama—ended up legislating like a radically conservative one. Its laws, she says, are increasingly out of step with the state's voters, and this is owing to a sweeping Republican effort at gerrymandering. While familiar, gerrymandering “has become much more of a dark art,” Mayer tells David Remnick, “thanks to computers and digital mapping. They have figured out ways now to do it that are so extreme, you can create districts [in which the incumbent] cannot be knocked out by someone from another party.” Mayer also speaks with David Pepper, an Ohio politician and the author of “Laboratories of Autocracy,” who explains how a district is firmly controlled by one party, the representative is driven by the primary process inexorably toward extremism, until you have “a complete meltdown of democracy.”

Democracy in Color
Why Ohio Is Trending Red: Conversation with David Pepper

Democracy in Color

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 49:10


Former Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper joins us to discuss the state of U.S. politics through the lens of Ohio. David shares the work he's done to hold the line against the disturbing trend of autocracy emerging across the state and in national politics at large. He breaks down the role state houses play in either helping or hurting our democracy. We also discuss David's new book Laboratories of Autocracy, in which he outlines the dangerous strategic shift and development of white nationalism across the country—a backlash he attributes to the election of the first Black President.

Fresh Air
Hungarian Autocracy & The American Right

Fresh Air

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 46:05 Very Popular


New Yorker journalist Andrew Marantz says Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's administration has rewritten Hungary's constitution to consolidate his power. U.S. conservatives are taking note.

Lovett or Leave It
Real Housewives of Autocracy

Lovett or Leave It

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 87:24 Very Popular


This week, Lovett or Leave It journeys to Boston where a Selling Sunset star (Eugene Mirman) susses out your starter home, and the fate of American democracy goes toe-to-toe with the Real Housewives of New Jersey courtesy of authors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt and comedian Pat Regan. Who remains standing… might not surprise you. Representative Ayanna Pressley gives us hope for student loan forgiveness and abortion rights, and we welcome legendary drag queen Lady Bunny to partake in a round of takes so hot, you could use that harbor as a jacuzzi for a week.--Crooked Coffee launches 6/21. Sign-up to be the first to sip:  http://go.crooked.com/coffee-loli