Praise from Democracy In Danger
Great episode on authoritarian successor parties. Though, he was not mentioned, much of the topics that were mentioned reminded me of the politics of the former President. Some leaders in Latin America have only used parties to get elected and do not build them into real electable groups; when some Latin American parties can’t win on the issues they focus on culture; and some Latin American parties legitimize themselves with grievance politics. All of these topics could just as easily come up in a conversation about the current state of the conservative party in the United States. Though, as Loxton argues, we need a conservative party that represents the interest of the wealthy in order to have a healthy democracy, there’s no doubt that January 6th -- and all the events thereafter – have shown that in the wrong hands, this faction can also tear our democracy apart. Maybe this is why we should all be rooting for the true conservatives who are attempting to take the party back – even if we vehemently disagree with them on the issues
DemocracyInDanger via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/21
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DP host Justin Kempf his a real gift for producing this podcast. His questions are incisive, and he encourages his guests to thoughtfully delve into deep subjects as they pertain to democracy and civic engagement. One standout episode is Justin’s interview with Ryan Salzman, author of “Pop-Up...Read full review »
[email protected] via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/21
Only heard one podcast so far—German democracy—but picked up some insights—who knew that the reason parliamentary democracy failed was because it was seen as opposed to the common good, and supportive of the dominance of factions? Keep the deeper insights coming, I’ll keep listening...
curious african american via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/21
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