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Michael Brendan Dougherty (The Slurve, The Week) and Peter Suderman (Reason)

On Washington Squares, Michael asks Peter about the place of video games in our culture in light of the release of Mass Effect 3. Are video games art? The conversation then moves on to the weird emptiness of the HBO film Game Change and whether political consultants are now the primary vehicle through which we get our history. Next, Peter and Michael discuss Mitt Romney’s strange lack of policy substance. Michael finishes by finding the brighter side of Romney’s soulless consultant-style approach to governance.

 

 

 

 

 

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Recorded:Mar 9    Posted:Mar 11, 2012
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Washington Squares | Mar 11, 2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty & Peter Suderman

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