Democracy & the Decline of Reason

Do facts matter when experts are dismissed as partisan propagandists or out-of-touch elitists? Political economist William Davies, author of Nervous States, joins us to discuss Trump, Brexit and the triumph of emotion over reason in modern politics. Full episode transcript here. © Copyright Original Music “Royal Flush Gang” by Composer Joel Goodman; Published by Oovra Music

Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Tweet (Bonus)

Peter Glick returns for a bonus episode to help us unpack and understand the week’s controversy surrounding Representative Ilhan Omar’s tweet about the pro-Israel lobby, specifically AIPAC. Michael, Betty, and Peter take on the difficult and fraught conversation about anti-Semitism and Israel and add important psychological insights missing from the debate. Full episode transcript here. …

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