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13 February 2016

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Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic) and Michael Brendan Dougherty (The Slurve, The Week)

Conor and Michael kick things off by discussing the trial of Anders Breivik, the far-right Norwegian terrorist, who is trying to turn his trial into an attack on multiculturalism. They next turn their attention to Katie Roiphe’s controversial Newsweek cover story about female submission fantasies. Conor argues that there is a bipartisan interest in making women feel bad. Do American voters have a psychological need to be frightened? Both diavloggers muse on why Republicans continually fail to nominate the most conservative candidates in presidential primaries. And Michael heretically argues that Pete Campbell is his favorite character in Mad Men.

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Recorded:Apr 16    Posted:Apr 18, 2012
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Friedersdorf | Apr 18, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Michael Brendan Dougherty

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