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Air Date: 5/17/2019
Today we take a look at the socially and politically existential threat of our time - the fight against encroaching authoritarianism in the US and around the world.
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Not a single president has met more than one of the four qualities identified by political scientists as warning signs of an authoritarian or fascist leader. Trump meets them all. Is this how our Democracy dies?
Jair Bolsonaro's election in Brazil marks the most radical political shift in the country since military rule ended more than 30 years ago. We speak with Fernando Haddad, a presidential candidate on the Workers’ Party ticket who lost in a runoff.
Extremism is the new normal. Conspiracies are fact and Right wing is mainstream. The world is moving too fast for us to catch up, let alone understand and take action.
In his new book “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them,” Yale professor Jason Stanley outlines the 10 pillars of fascism and warns about the dangers of normalizing fascist politics.
Thom reads an excerpt from the book They Thought They Were Free about the slow, nearly undetectable rise of fascism in Nazi Germany
Is the United States sliding toward tyranny? That is the question posed by Yale University history professor Timothy Snyder in his new book that draws on his decades of experience writing about war and genocide in European history.
Ch. 7: Final comments to wrap the show and introduce Sam from Nashville, the misunderstood Trump voter
MUSIC(Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- The Envelope - Aeronaut
- The Cast and Favor - Bayou Birds
- Streamer - Arc and Crecent
- Moon Bicycle Theme - American Moon Bicycle
- Astrisx - Bodytonic
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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