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The Public Sphere

Jan 25, 2018

This week we're discussing "Greate White Hype" by Ned Resnikoff published by The Baffler.

In the article, he argues against a new dynamic influencing public debate.

The primary example he cites is Steve Bannon, now-discredited presidential advisor and former CEO of Breitbart News, who was portrayed as a genius in some...

Jan 18, 2018

This week we are talking about "Rescuing Economics from Neoliberalism" by Dani Rodrik, published in the Boston Review. Rodrik is a well-known economist and long-time critic of globalization. While he's no black-flag, brick-throwing anti-capitalist, he was one of the earliest voices questioning the post-1991 free trade...

Jan 11, 2018

Today we're talking about Michael Wolfe's book on the first 200 days of the Trump administration. Fire and Fury is the the dramatic title for a controversial book.


Jan 2, 2018

This week we're engaging in some good old fashioned punditry. December saw a couple of profiles published about how the Trump White House operates. We've been getting edges of the puzzle for months now as personnel, like Steve Bannon, have left and the Russia investigation continues. But the Dec. 9 NY Times article from...