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Mike Konczal (Rortybomb, Roosevelt Institute) and Peter Frase (Jacobin)

On Fireside Chats, Mike talks to Peter about the state of the left. Peter explains why Glenn Greenwald’s critique of Obama cuts deeper than Paul Krugman’s. Mike sees the Occupy movement as an opportunity for liberals to play good cop/bad cop. Are lefty home-schoolers bad for America? And is utopia a destination or a direction? Finally, Mike and Peter contemplate the future of work, with help from Marx, Keynes, and Star Trek.

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Fireside Chats | Mar 10, 2012 | Mike Konczal & Peter Frase

“Now, he belongs to the ages”

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Bill Black and historian Ted Miller discuss how John F. Kennedy’s assassination continues to shape Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidential legacy.

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A legacy of ruin

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David Frum, author of the new book Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic, on the lasting damage Trump could inflict on American norms and institutions.

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Can truth survive Trump?

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Will a child prodigy be an unhappy adult?

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Robert Wright speaks with Ann Hulbert, author of the new book Off the Charts: The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Prodigies.

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Should John Kelly stay or go?

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Matt Lewis argues that Kelly should keep his position as chief of staff for one reason: there’s no one better around to replace him.

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Mourning man’s best friend

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Tami Simon, editor of the book The Dharma of Dogs, explains why the loss of a pet has spiritual significance in human life.

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Clickbait and tribalism

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Robert Wright and Matthew Cooper, who just resigned from Newsweek, discuss how the emphasis on page views furthers polarization.

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Remembering ‘satanic ritual abuse’

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Anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann assesses the costs and benefits of letting imagination shape one’s reality. Plus: Schizophrenia as a spiritual calling.

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Culturally Determined

“I was worried Trump was going to tweet about me”

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Jesse Farrar’s joking tweet about waterboarding conservatives ended up on Fox & Friends. He discusses what it was like to briefly become an object of hate online.

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“Racism is an effective political message”

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Glenn Loury and Harold Pollack look back at the 2016 election and what it can teach Democrats going forward.