Protest

The Chicago 7: Mark L. Levine

Mark L. Levine is a lawyer and co-editor of The Trial of the Chicago 7: The Official Transcript. We discuss how the edited transcripts were published, the parallels of social injustice and use of political protests in the late 1960s with today, and the necessity for all of us to be engaged.

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Building Authoritarian Power: Nathan Stoltzfus

Nathan Stoltzfus is the Dorothy and Jonathan Rintels Professor of Holocaust Studies at Florida State University and author of Hitler’s Compromises: Coercion and Consensus in Nazi Germany. We discuss how Hitler used popularity, legitimacy, and ideology to build power for himself and the Nazi Party.

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Defunding the Police

This week on the podcast, we’re joined by Peter Loge, the founding Director of the Project on Ethics in Political Communication, associate professor, and lifelong political operative. We discuss ethical communication in politics through civility, respect, and speaking the truth. Check out this excellent interview! Future Hindsight · Political Communication Ethics: Peter Loge Speaking of…

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The Racist Myth of Outside Agitators

This week, we’re checking facts on the podcast. We can all agree the truth is what keeps democracy alive, but sometimes ascertaining what it is poses difficulties. To better understand our political system’s relationship with the truth, and how professional fact-checking works, we turned to Jon Z. Greenberg. He’s a Senior Correspondent at PolitiFact—one of…

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It’s Time To End Cash Bail

The last two weeks of protests are another demonstration of Future Hindsight’s core message: being civically engaged can change the status quo. Thanks to protests in Minneapolis, all four officers involved in the murder of George Floyd face prosecution. Thanks to demonstrations in Los Angeles, funds destined for law enforcement are now being funneled into…

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