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  1. A Republic, If You Can Keep It: Masha Gessen Talks Autocracy with Timothy Snyder

    Government by the people is a powerful and beautiful system, but one that is not impervious to threats. Two political thought leaders, Russian-American journalist and author of the forthcoming "The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Retook Russia," Masha Gessen, and esteemed academic and author of "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century," Timothy Snyder, sit down to discuss the global rise of nationalism and America’s political future.

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

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  2. Isaiah Berlin Memorial Lecture 2017: Timothy Snyder

    Timothy Snyder, Isaiah Berlin Memorial Lecture 2017

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  3. Interview: Kevin Kruse, Author Of ‘One Nation Under God’ : NPR

    Kevin Kruse’s book looks at how industrialists in the ’30s and ’40s recruited clergy to preach free enterprise. And under the Eisenhower administration, Christianity and capitalism moved center stage.

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  4. Staring into the Abyss - On The Media - WNYC

    Brooke explores our long fascination with nihilism: why it’s popular today, and whether that’s always been the case.

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  5. Nixon’s Failed Attempts At ‘Poisoning The Press’ : NPR

    Writer Mark Feldstein says muckraking columnist Jack Anderson cut ethical corners to get Nixon exposes, and the president responded with fury. He recounts surprising details of the long-running battle between the journalist and the politician in Poisoning the Press.

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  6. Would Legalizing Heroin Win the War on Drugs? - The Leonard Lopate Show - WNYC

    A relatively small percentage of Americans have a debilitating drug addiction, so should the U.S. spend $40 billion on enforcement …

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  7. BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, Jorge Luis Borges

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and work of Jorge Luis Borges.

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  8. How Ronald Reagan Used An ‘Invisible Bridge’ To Win Over Americans : NPR

    Rick Perlstein’s new book describes how Reagan emerged as the leader of a potent political movement during the turbulent mid-’70s. He says the soul of Reagan’s appeal was how he made people feel good.

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  9. Political Projections: Nixon in Hollywood - The Leonard Lopate Show - WNYC

    On Tues., Sept. 9, tune in for a discussion on how President Richard Nixon has been depicted by Hollywood. Leonard …

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  10. ‘Nixonland’ Explores America in Flux : NPR

    In 1964, Democrat Lyndon Johnson won the presidency in a landslide victory; eight years later, Republican president Richard Nixon was reelected in an equally lopsided race. In his new book, Nixonland, historian Rick Perlstein looks at the chaotic years between those elections.

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