Category Archives: Book TV

Reason Magazine: Nick Gillespie Interviewing Nadine Strossen- ‘Fight Hate Speech With More Speech, Not Censorship’

Source: The New Democrat To paraphrase USA Today political columnist and CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers, I’m a free speech nut. Meaning I don’t put many limits on what free Americans can say about anything in America or anywhere else. … Continue reading

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Politics and Prose: Timothy Snyder- The Road To Unfreedom

Source: The New Democrat Timothy Snyder seems to be arguing that the reasons why voters in America and in Europe, have turned to nationalist-authoritarianism instead of liberal democracy, has to do with what’s called inequality. That people who are voting … Continue reading

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Politics and Prose: Bruce Bartlett- ‘The Truth Matters’

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat I don’t want to make this all about Donald Trump, but when I thinking about The Truth Matters I think of that Kellyanne Conway line from February last year I … Continue reading

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Washington Watch: BookTV Afterwords- Carlos Lozada Interviewing David Frum: Trumpocracy & The State of Western Democracy

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Maybe Trumpocracy is another way of talking about the new highly rated Washington reality TV show known as The White House, with Donald Trump. I say highly rated and not … Continue reading

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Politics and Prose: Robert Reich- ‘The Common Good’

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat In this long PBS style fundraiser marathon of a speech that Robert Reich gave in Washington about his book The Common Good, I got the sense that he was talking … Continue reading

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The Thinking Atheist: Seth Andrews Interviewing Dr. Michael Shermer- Why Smart People Believe Stupid Things

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Why smart people believe stupid things? Perhaps a better question would be do these smart people actually believe these stupid things, or are they ( pardon my French ) bullshit … Continue reading

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Politics & Prose: John Leland- ‘Happiness Is A Choice You Make’

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat I believe in the cliche life is a highway and then add Tom Cochrane’s line, I want to ride it all night long. On the highway of life ( to … Continue reading

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