Democracy

It’s Casual Friday! Emma hosts Alex Pareene, Contributing Editor at the New Republic and proprietor of the AP newsletter on Substack, to round up the week in news. Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on May 15th HERE: https://majorityreportradio.com/live-show-schedule Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here:  https://madmimi.com/signups/170390/join Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch […]
Emma hosts Paolo Gerbaudo, Director of the Centre for Digital Culture at King’s College London, to discuss his recent book The Great Recoil: Politics after Populism and Pandemic.  Emma first starts off by covering the amoral impending execution of Melissa Lucio, despite growing evidence that she was not responsible for the death of her child. Then, Emma touches briefly […]
Sam and Emma host freelance journalist Alexander Zaitchik to discuss his recent book Owning The Sun: A People’s History of Monopoly Medicine From Aspirin To COVID-19 Vaccines, on the development of patent regimes from an attempt to democratize knowledge to a system of corporate and institutional control. Zaitchik begins by walking Sam and Emma back to the inception of […]
Emma hosts Alex Keyssar, Professor of History and Social Policy at the Kennedy School at Harvard University, to discuss his recent book Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?, on the consistent pushback to our system of Presidential Election since the start of the 19th Century. Professor Keyssar begins by situating the Electoral College as without […]
Emma hosts Deva Woodly, Associate Professor of Politics at the New School for Social Research, to discuss her recent book Reckoning: Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Necessity of Social Movements, on the growing importance of Radical Black feminist pragmatism in an age where politics are seen exclusively as brokering deals with the powerful, and never about […]
Sam and Emma host writer and filmmaker Rupert Russell to discuss his recent book Price Wars: How the Commodities Markets Made Our Chaotic World, on how the profits in Wall Street come from placing bets on the products most central to our society’s functioning. First, Rupert situates his studies over the past decade, originating with his work on the […]
Author and law professor, Lawrence Lessig, explains the questionable historical roots of the modern implementation of the electoral college. The legal case he is pursuing to reform the electoral college. The opportunity that Bush V Gore creates. David Boise’s role in the lawsuit. Is The Supreme Court honest. What was it like clerking for Scalia. […]
Daniel Ziblatt, a Professor of government at Harvard University and author of Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy, explains what classes need to give up power in order for democracy to flourish. How did classical conservatives come to accept democracy? The invention of the conservative political party. Conceding democracy but not conceding power. Why […]
Eddie Glaude Jr, Chairman of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University talks about how segregation and racism still works in America. Policing and Convict Labor. What can you do to undo generations of discrimination. Reaganism and the reverse of Civil Right. Blaming black people for being murdered by Police. The exhaustion of […]
On today’s best of, Princeton Professor and author of Affluence and Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America and Why Americans Hate Welfare Martin Gilens explained how public policy in America have been distorted by income inequality, the shocking lack of influence middle class and poor Americans have in public policy, will campaign finance reform help restore American democracy? […]