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Truth, Politics and Power

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Each week, host Neal Conan conducts in-depth conversations that help listeners learn the history, politics and risks of the new administration's decisions.

The election of Donald Trump is challenging core ideas about how we view ourselves as a nation and how we function as a democracy. Stepping back from the daily scrum, ”Truth, Politics and Power” addresses the context and meaning that underlie the issues.

Each week, host Neal Conan puts the new administration’s policies and practices in historical perspective. Among the range of questions to be explored: What’s the purpose of the President’s constant attacks on the media? Why would a new president question the integrity of his own intelligence services? How do the origins of the “America First” movement fit into Trumps’ World view? How will the president respond to dissent, to the checks and balances of the American system, and to inevitable crises? How does a President and a ruling party with a narrow political base address an increasingly diverse population? What’s the long-term effect of a strategic retreat from the US role as the “indispensable nation” at the center of the world order established after World War II? How does Trumpism fit with the rise of right wing movements in Europe as well as authoritarian regimes in Russia, China, Turkey and the Philippines?

For information about Truth, Politics and Power, please contact Steve Martin at steve@sfmconsulting.com or call 703.715.0827. Hide full description 

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Just a decade before the outbreak of World War II, most of the world’s countries agreed to make war illegal. The Kellogg-Briand Pact may have seeme...

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