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Episode 972


Oct 1 2017

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Henry Giroux

Distract, distort, isolate: Trump and the authoritarian style in American politics.

Cultural critic Henry Giroux examines the rise of authoritarianism in American culture and politics, and the collapse of democratic institutions and language that set the stage for the Trump Administration's toxic blend of cruelty and capitalist supremacy that will rule until the left can reclaim the power of democratic ideas and action.

Henry is the author of the new book The Public in Peril: Trump and the Menace of American Authoritarianism from Routledge.



Dave Buchen

We're screwed, but we're fine: Good news and bad news from Puerto Rico.

Our Man in San Juan, Dave Buchen checks in from post-Hurricane Irma Puerto Rico to let us know he's doing fine - and that doing fine right now means means being alive with your family, eating peanut butter sandwiches in the dark with the rest of the island, united by a natural disaster, and against the man-made financial ones to come.

Dave recommends donating to the Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund, if you can help out.