Heather Cox Richardson on the State of American Democracy

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Mike talks with Heather Cox Richardson, a professor of history at Boston College and creator of the popular, award-winning “Letters from an American” Substack newsletter. She’s the author of the recently released book, Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America, which is the topic of their discussion.

Topics Mike and Heather Discuss Include:
– if America is on the brink of authoritarianism
– how and why authoritarian leaders come to power
– the breakdown of the American “Liberal Consensus”
– the transformation of the Republican Party
– GOP enablers of Trump
– whether liberal elites are to blame for Trump’s rise

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