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Deep State Radio: Alas, Poor Democracy, I Knew Him, Horatio…


October 21,2019


What if the problem is not Trump. Or Boris Johnson. Or the rest of the current occupants of the global leadership clown car?

What if the problem runs deeper? What if something about our societies is fundamentally broken? What if that is democracy? What if each election to come takes us further from old ideals and toward deeper dysfunction? Ok, so maybe it’s not what you want to hear about when you’re driving home or working out or doing whatever you do when you’re listening to Deep State Radio. But it’s what you NEED to hear. A sobering and thought-provoking conversation with Georgetown University’s Rosa Brooks and the Financial Times’ Ed Luce. Tune in.

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About this series

Twice a week, this podcast will take you on a smart, direct, sometimes scary, sometimes profane, sometimes hilarious tour of the inner workings of American power and of the impact of our leaders and their policies on our standing in the world. Hosted by noted author and commentator David Rothkopf and featuring regulars Rosa Brooks of Georgetown Law School, Kori Schake of Stanford University and David Sanger of the New York Times, the program will be the lively, smart dinner table conversation on the big issues of the day that you wish you were having…without the calories. Sometimes special guests will join the conversation and always the emphasis will be on providing the unvarnished perspectives others shy away from. Deep State Radio is the insider perspective on American national security and foreign policy that you can’t find anywhere else.


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