Author Nato Thompson explains how art and culture became a weapon aimed at the public - by expanding the influence of the powerful across society, and revealing the deeply emotional dimension to life and politics long concealed by liberal appeals to rationalism - and what Roger Ailes understands about human nature that Plato just couldn't get.
Nato is author of Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life from Melville House.
Gary is author of the new book Katrina: After the Flood from Simon & Schuster.
Kevan just returned from South Africa and will be in-studio tomorrow.
Rael is co-author of the study Why wealthier people think people are wealthier, and why it matters.
Michael will be in-studio with a couple beer choices and the chance to support a local public school by getting day drunk.
Here's what Chuck is reading this week to prepare for Saturday's show:
Gary Rivlin - Katrina: After the Flood
Kevan Harris - The Spectre of Global China by Ching Kwan Lee
Alyssa Katz - The Influence Machine
Chuck is on vacation in Michigan's poorest county and we're trying to switch podcast URLs. See you soon!