Episode

5/19 Juan Cole: Did India Elect a Neo-Fascist? & the Why of the Turkey Mine Explosion

May 19, 2014

Professor and Informed Comment Juan Cole explains India’s election results, the controversial history of India’s next Prime Minister Narendra Modi, why the Congress Party lost, the politics of the Hindu far right, the fusion of religious nationalism and free market policies, what led to Turkey’s mining disaster, the Turkish integration of religious right politics and neo-liberalism and what comes next in India and Turkey.

On The Fun Half: Peggy Noonan says Republicans are focused on solving problems, Dick Cheney says Hillary Clinton deserves accountability on Benghazi, the Daily Caller loves climate change, more news from the “American Spring”, Utah lawmaker calls for a return of firing squads and your IMs.

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