Politics & Polls #54: The Republic of Spin with David Greenberg

Aug 4, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
Spin. It’s used by public relations gurus and politicians to shape an image or message, thereby influencing the public’s perception of a story. And it’s engrained in American politics, as presidents and presidential candidates both have used the art of spin to frame stories and public opinion. */ To discuss the art of spin, David Greenberg, a professor of history and journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, joins this episode of...
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Politics & Polls #53: Battles for Freedom with Eric Foner

Aug 3, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
*/ Drawing connections between the past and present often sparks fierce debates within the American political landscape. In this episode, Eric Foner, one of America’s most distinguished historians, discusses these interpretations of history and how they relate to today. His latest book, “Battles for Freedom,” explores this “use and abuse of American history,” unearthing the hidden history of American radicalism. Podcast here.
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Politics & Polls #52: How Social Movements Achieve Change with Steven Levingston

Jul 24, 2017
The Civil Rights Movement is often looked back upon as a time when social activism sparked real political change. During that time, the United States saw some of its greatest leaders guide the country through turbulent years. Martin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy provided different models of leadership, which some argue are needed today. In this episode, Professor Julian Zelizer interviews Steven Levingston, nonfiction editor at...
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Politics & Polls #51: The Trump-Russia Story with Benjamin Wittes

Jul 17, 2017
President Donald Trump has spent his first months faced with a potential scandal involving Russia, an issue that’s only grown since the election with discussions and investigations about possible obstruction and collusion. In recent weeks, this has dominated national political debates, especially in Congress and the White House. Benjamin Wittes, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Lawfare blog, joins this episode of Politics & Polls to...
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