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A highlight from The problems of evil
"In today's episode I'll be speaking to Raphael Cohen -Algamal about the problems of evil. How can you reconcile individualism and collectivism? Has multiculturalism failed? And what happens when the rights of the state are in conflict with the rights of culture? Raphael discusses his book and provides an academic viewpoint on these tricky dilemmas. I create clear thinking and decisive leaders who can amplify their influence. Contact me to find out how I can help you or your organisation. And today our guest is Raphael Cohen -Almagor. How are you doing? Good, how are you Judith? I am doing great, thank you. Tell me what sort of things make you giggle or laugh out loud? What makes me giggle? Good, cynical, sharp, statement jokes. Things that make me think and then see the irony behind them. And yeah, make me giggle. Tell us a little bit about you. I'm an academic, I've been in academia all my life. I did my bachelor degree at Tel Aviv University in political science, sociology and anthropology and then continued to do my masters in political science at Tel Aviv University. I pursued a doctorate at Oxford University at St. Catherine's College. I'm very patriotic about my Oxford College and then started to research and teach at the Hebrew University, went to the and Institute then I moved to University of Haifa. I spent a year at UCLA, I spent a year at Charles Hopkins University. I spent some time at the Woodrow Wilson Centre for International Studies, then moved to the UK, been to of course Oxford and then University of Hull and then University College London and presently I'm the Olof Palme Visiting Professor at Lund University in Sweden. Besides academia, I am sort of a public person. I established some organization in my life. So back in 1983 I established a second -generation Holocaust Remembrance Organization in Israel and later I established a Centre for Democratic Studies and then I established the Palme Jews Institute and I established the Middle Eastern Studies Centre at the University of Hull. So I like to do practical things. I'm not the usual academic because I have many many interests. You told me that today we're going to speak about the contrast between group rights and individual rights which is subject of my two last books. One of them is Just Visible Multiculturalism, maybe you can see that, published in 2021 and I consider this as one of my major works. Took me 10 years to write this book and then the other one is my most recent book which is called the Republic Security and Secularism which is on the fight of France against how women dress, especially Muslim women dress. In France I was fascinated by the fact that in France people are so preoccupied by the fact that women dress. I mean why should you be? There are people that can think that the government should be preoccupied by rather than how a woman dresses. She does it every day. So I went to France to study that and that's a subject of my most recent book but other than that I'm interested in problems of evil.
A highlight from Tomer Weller Interview - Stellar Adding Smart Contract Functionality Soroban, MoneyGram USDC, Allbridge, Jed McCaleb, WorldCoin, DeFi
"This content is brought to you by Link2 which makes private equity investment easy. Link2 allows you to get access to companies before they go public, before they do an IPO. Within their portfolio includes fintech companies, artificial intelligence companies, as well as crypto companies. Some of the big crypto companies in their portfolio include Circle, Ripple, Polysign, Chainalysis, Dapper Labs, Ledger, and many more. So it's a great way to diversify your portfolio to get access to equity. So you may invest in crypto, stocks, ETFs, but now you can get access to equity in these companies before they go public. And obviously that can be very beneficial from an ROI standpoint. So if you'd like to learn more about Link2 and diversifying your portfolio, please visit the link in the description. Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. With me today is Tomer Weller, who's the VP of Product at the Stellar Development Foundation. Tomer, great to have you on the podcast. It's a pleasure to be here. Thank you for inviting me. Tomer, you guys are doing some exciting things on the Stellar side, smart contracts coming to the Stellar blockchain, and much more. But I want to get to know you a bit better. Tell us about yourself, where you're from, and where'd you go up? Sure. So I spent most of my life in Israel, born and raised in Haifa. Did my undergrad studies in Jerusalem, in the Hebrew University. And I also spent a few good years in the Tel Aviv startup taxiing before eventually moving to the US, initially to Boston. And what was your professional background before working at Stellar? Sure. So I've kind of been all over the place. My ever first business was actually a food truck in German Sci -Trans festivals in 2006, 2007. But yeah, more recently before joining Stellar, I was at the Media Lab at MIT. And I was working on a bunch of different research projects ranging from decentralized systems, obviously, to things like media aggregators. I also, the last project I worked at MIT on was a 3D glass printer, an actual physical 3D glass printer. And I'm definitely, I think that if I wasn't in crypto, I would probably still be in the world of digital fabrication. I think it's just super magical to be able to design something on a computer and then see it shape up in real life. It's pretty epic. I mean, you mentioned that that is also a huge emerging market. And in parallel with crypto and AI, just the future of how the world is going to work with. I've been seeing 3D printed houses and different products and so forth. That fascinates me as well, the ability to do that and that becoming more prominent in different industries. Yeah, I think there was definitely a big boom a few years back. Everyone was talking about 3D printers and this idea of local fabrication. I think there was a bit of a step back from that. I happened to, as part of my studies, I went to Shenzhen in China, where a lot of these things, a lot of the supply chains actually originate. And I can tell you that fabrication is hard. And you can see so many, like anything that you have at home, there are so many human hands touching and testing everything and replicating that economy of scale across the world is just very difficult. So I'm excited about the idea of local fabrication. I think we still have a ways to go there. Yeah, maybe AI will help with a lot of that, right? Actually, yeah, for sure. The human touch to a certain degree. For sure. So what was your first encounter with Bitcoin or crypto and what was your aha moment? So these are definitely two very distinct moments. So I think my first encounter was in 2011. This is like very early on. I was still in Jerusalem finishing up my undergrad. And my roommate told me about this crazy Bitcoin thing. He actually started mining on his laptop and he was making Bitcoin on his laptop. Just pretty nuts thinking about it these days. But I kind of like I shrug. I said, this is just like nuts. Nothing's going to come out of this. Clearly, I was wrong and I should have listened more carefully. And throughout my time in MIT, we actually had the Media Lab started this digital currency initiative and it was sponsoring Bitcoin Core development. But I never actually paid that much attention to it. I wasn't really sure where this industry is going. And in 2017, when I was finally wrapping up my work at the Media Lab, I was in San Francisco talking with some companies on potential jobs. And I had offers from Google and Lyft and nothing really felt right. And I reached out to a friend of mine from MIT, Jeremy Rubin, who also happens to be a Bitcoin Core developer and very prominent in that ecosystem. And he was doing some work for Stellar at the time, advising Jed on some protocol changes. And so I asked Jeremy, he said, you should talk to Jed. And you know what? I told him I actually don't do crypto. Like, I don't see a reason for me to talk to Jed. And Jeremy, who, by the way, like more than 10 years younger than me, said that saying you're not doing crypto in 2017 is like saying you're not doing web in the 90s and that I sound stupid when I say that. And so I should really meet with Jed. And so the following day I met with Jed in the San Francisco office. I also met David Mazares, who's the Stanford professor who came with the consensus protocol, some of the other crew. And there was just something very I think I was both sold on kind of like blockchain as a tool for creating equitable access, but also like Stellar at the time. And to be honest, even today, like it felt just like really scrappy and focused and like great atmosphere. And even though it was the office back then was just like a shitty little apartment in the mission in San Francisco. But I just I just fell in love and, you know, packed my stuff up and moved from Boston to San Francisco the following week and been with Stellar ever since. Wow. So in a way, you are a crypto OG, you back in 2011, you know, you know, you knew a Bitcoin even though you didn't touch it or whatever, maybe. And then 2017, I mean, working with Stellar, that's pretty amazing.
A highlight from LGM Podcast: On a Road Called Oppenheimer
"It's a three -hour movie, and it doesn't feel that way. And, like, a week earlier, I had gone to see Mission Impossible 7 -1 -13, gosh, whatever. And, you know, that's a movie that's an action movie. People are leaping off cliffs and leaping onto trains, and the trains are falling over cliffs. And it's 15 minutes shorter, and it feels longer. This is the Lawyers, Guns, & Money podcast. Hello, and welcome to the Lawyers, Guns, & Money podcast. My name is Rob Farley, and joining me today are a large group of LGM front -pagers from New Mexico. We have Cheryl Rofer from Seattle. We have Scott Lemieux. And from a town near Tel Aviv, we have Abigail Nussbaum. And I believe this is your first appearance on an LGM podcast, although you've been with LGM for quite a while. How is everybody doing today? Fantastic. And as I think we were talking about, this is what may be our first four -time zone podcast, which just sort of reinforces how this is becoming a Big Ten blog, right, that eventually the Big Ten will encompass every time zone across the entire world as new universities are added to the league. So what we're talking about today is Oppenheimer. And I think we come at this film from a lot of different backgrounds. Cheryl and myself, you know, I have more general security interests. Cheryl has worked in the nuclear enterprise specifically. Scott and Abigail, both of you, right, really extensively about the aesthetics of film. And you both studied film pretty extensively, even if you don't have sort of the same professional linkage to the material in Oppenheimer that Cheryl and I might. But I think it's a really important film. You know, already at LGM, we have, I think, three long posts. It might be more than that by now on this film. And I've certainly had a lot of thoughts that I haven't put into a post myself. So I think the easiest way to start here we'll give you the pride of place, Scott, to tell us a few of your thoughts about about Oppenheimer. And then we'll go into a more general conversation where we'll try to hit a bunch of different questions that the film arose in our minds. So we'll start with you, Scott. And then we're going to go around with just sort of general impressions of the film. Yeah, welcome, everybody. And my apologies, I've got sort of the end of the cold. So teaching yesterday was a very rough experience. I think my voice sounds a little better today, but I may have to. But if that means that Abigail and Cheryl have to talk more, I think everybody would be happy with that anyway. But yeah, we did the full Barb and Barbie Heimer experience. Barbie on Saturday, Oppenheimer on on Sunday. Not an IMAX, unfortunately, because the Taylor Swift concert made getting to the other end of downtown unviable.
A highlight from Dennis & Julie: Struggle with God
"One of the most peculiar species of the Latin world is the Hello body. everybody. Dennis Prager and Julie Hartman, or if you prefer, Julie Hartman and Dennis Prager. Who would prefer that actually? It is called Dennis and Julie. By the way, I finally figured out there's a tiny teensy teensy part of you that resents that it's Dennis and Julie. I made that up. I completely 100 % made that up. There isn't even a teensy teensy teensy. There's really not, and I make jokes about it, but I actually prefer the name Dennis and Julie. First of all, you should be first. You're the more established dude, if you will. And also, if you do it alphabetically, D comes before J, and it just sounds better. That's a powerful argument. Dennis and Julie sounds way better than Julie and Dennis. Is that true? I think so. Maybe it's because I'm used to it. Yeah, I think so. Anyway, that was just a joke. Hi everybody. It's great to be with you. I have a super serious thing to start with. So, I'm going to preface what I'm about to start with with a statement that I made on my show, on my radio show, that there is an openness and a self -revealing in Dennis and Julie that even I, who are very, very open and self -revealing generally, publicly, it just elicits aspects of me that I just don't come out naturally, as it were, on the radio show. Having said that, that is certainly true for you, but there's not much as a comparison, obviously, because you're so young and new and new. But this is an example of that, and I have no idea what you'll say. I have no idea. But my here's second preface. I'm sorry. So when I met Julie, it is fair to say you were a secular individual. Oh, that is fair to say. And you would have said that. Though interestingly, and I don't want to get caught on this, but interestingly, you because it's not an issue that would have arisen. See, so this is worthy of a comment, and then I won't lose track. This is worthy of a comment. People who are religious know they're religious, but people who are secular do not think of themselves as secular. You know why? Because they think that's normal. So when you're normal, you don't think, oh, I'm normal. If you're sick, you think you're sick. If you have mental problems, you think you have mental problems, psychological problems. But if you don't, you don't walk around, people don't generally walk around thinking, you know, I'm psychologically healthy. The norm is secular. So you don't think of it. Is that fair? Also, religious people know about a secular life. Secular people do not know about a religious life. They don't know what they're missing out on. Religious people do. I mean, I don't think religious people are missing out when they choose to go away from a secular life. But they know what a secular life looks like. Well, there are secular people who have rejected the religion they grew up with. So they would say, oh, I know religious life. That is fair. That's fair. And I left it. But most today. That's right. Especially your generation. It would have been it would have been much more likely that your parents closer to my generation, they rejected the religion, which is true in your case. Correct? Somewhat. They they they don't have animosity. No, no. It's not animosity. Rejection doesn't mean animosity. OK. I want to make that clear. I didn't even intend that. But wasn't one of your grandparents a pastor? Yes. My paternal grandfather was. And my my father was raised Lutheran. My mom was raised Catholic and they both said that growing up, they just had so much religion that they felt that it was too much. For instance, actually, when they got married, I'm sorry to out my my family, but there were some members of both sides of the family that didn't like that a Lutheran was marrying a Catholic and that the Catholic was marrying the Lutheran. Also, my mom talks about growing up. I'll tell you who didn't like it. The Lutherans and the Catholics. That's who didn't like it. True. And those two groups especially. Yeah, exactly. Because Martin Luther. Right. Luther, right. Of all the names. Of all people, yes. Luther was the one that started the Protestant break from the Catholic Church. Also my mom talks growing up about going to church every week. And she made it sound like and I believe her that the sermons were really kind of fire and brimstone. You're going to go to hell if you think bad thoughts. If you do X, Y, Z, she says that there was every Easter she had to sit for like five hours in here. And then the second nail was nailed to Christ. And he yelped out in pain and blood came. She just said it was really gory and too intense. So they raised us in a secular household, but they don't hate God. They don't hate religion, but they just chose not to raise us that way. Well, you opened up another subject for me and I will get back to what I originally wanted to ask you about on the secular issue. But this is really worthy of a few moments. So I realized at an early age what I was going to bring differently to the religious secular discussion. And I know you know this is true about me, but it's very important for me to say. So I am quite religious, but I don't wear it heavily. And it drove me crazy, whether it was Christian, Catholic, Catholics are Christian, so I always find that odd, but it doesn't matter, Protestant, Catholic or Jewish. Most religious people, they sort of smack you in the face with their religiosity. And it's not good for the religion, I don't think it's good for God, I don't think it's good for them, and it certainly isn't going to bring a lot of people into religion. This is a perfect example of stuff that I've never said publicly. I mean it's not a revelatory thing, but there would never have been an occasion. I remember one of my first trips to Israel, I was about 20 years old, and I speak Hebrew fluently so I was with Israelis, and I remember I was at the army headquarters in Tel Aviv, some friend brought me there or whatever, and so all these soldiers were my age. They were also in their early 20s. So we were talking, and I'll never forget it was a female soldier and we were talking, and so at one point she said to me, the issue of, I don't know how it came up, religion came up, and she said, are you religious? Now in Israel, are you religious means are you Orthodox. It doesn't really just mean religious, are you an Orthodox Jew, that's really what she was asking. So you will love this. So I had two great answers, whenever I'm put on the spot I come up with better stuff. I had two great answers. I said, I don't know if I'm religious, I only know I'm not secular. How old were you? Oh that's right. That's a pretty amazing response. Period. But especially for 20 years. Right, right. Well, you could relate, that was a compliment. So I thought that was, she didn't know what to do with the answer because she had never heard anything like that, obviously. The other one was, so she said, and if you're religious, why aren't you wearing a kippah, a yarmulke, a skullcap? And I had another answer for her. I said, because I don't think religion needs a uniform. So those were two life -setting views that I had, and I'm not in any way putting down the Jews who wear a yarmulke all the time, my son does, and my grandchildren do, and they're terrific. I totally respect those who do that. Ben Shapiro does it, you know how much I respect Ben. But anyway, that was the answer that I gave her, because all of which is my way of saying that whether it was to a Jew or a non -Jew, I realized if I'm going to make the case for the centrality of God and the Bible, that they ought to be that in people's lives, I won't do it in a heavy -handed manner. So when your parents reacted against that, I get that. I get that too. And what's great about my parents is that they taught us Judeo -Christian values without probably, maybe they realized they were Judeo -Christian values, but the great parts of their religious upbringing came through in our upbringing. For instance, I was always taught to respect my elders. I was always taught to honor my parents. Actually, I don't know if my parents explicitly said, you honor us, but clearly the Judeo -Christian values got through because I knew growing up I had to honor them. Well, okay, so forgive me. No, we have time. I heard you inhale, so I know I'm interrupting. By the way, that's Dennis's trick on the radio with callers. Don't tell them. Oh, should we blake that out? No, no, no. I'm just joking. You can tell them. No, but you told that to me when I guess it's for you. It's brilliant. Yes, it is. Because you love and respect your call. No, I love it. That's why I do talk radio. You will keep people on the air. That's why I take calls. But sometimes people can go on a little too long and you've got to cut them off at the inhale. Yes, inhale. But okay, so there are so many, so many issues that are being fleshed out, fleshed out, yeah. So this. Yes, that was a faux pas. It was. So here is what I wanted to say. Your parents, and I don't know your parents well, I could only say that I have so enjoyed meeting them and they obviously are your parents, so I adore them automatically. But your parents represent vast numbers of people in the Western world who imbibed Judeo -Christian values, but didn't keep them going in the name of Judeo -Christian values. Well said. That is, by the way, that's what Americans did. Americans American imbibed values, but didn't teach them as American values. So you end up losing them. If you don't give them a name, you lose them. I say that we are living on the dregs and fumes of Judeo -Christian values right now, but they're going to run out if we don't understand their origin and why they are important. You said this in your Torah commentary, the cut flower ethics. I use the example of a photocopy machine. So my parents were handed Judeo -Christian values. Let's just say they were written on a paper, although of course they weren't. It is an analogy. You photocopy it. The first time you photocopy something, it's going to look pretty much like the original. Let's say that was me. That's good. I like that analogy. But then if I don't continue it. Right. They get weaker and weaker. Dimmer and dimmer and dimmer. And then you can't recognize where it originally came from. That's what we're seeing in the United States. The photocopy is as good as the cut flower. I salute you. Can you explain? I will salute you. Oh, as I saluted a guy on the road today with an American flag. So I'll give you my theory on that later. I gave you my theory on the show, but we'll repeat it. So the cut flower, by the way, it's not mine. And I said it in my commentary. I don't know whose it was because the guy who I read it when I was your age said he had heard it. So it's clearly not new, but it is brilliant. So the cut flower ethic is very simple. If you cut flowers from their soil, if you know nothing about flowers, you can look at the flower and go, oh, look, it doesn't need the soil. It'll do fine without the soil. That's what people think about ethics. Oh, we cut them off from the religious soil. They're doing fine. Well, they're not doing fine. Clearly. So there are a few things you said, if you don't mind, I want to go back. What a rich topic, by the way, to state the obvious. Well, it started with you didn't know you were secular, but go on. Yes, which I want to get back to, too, and talk about my religious transformation. But the thing that you said about religion doesn't need a uniform, that intrigued me. I agree with you that shoving values at people in a really kind of aggressive way actually works against what you are trying to achieve. That was true of my parents. And that's true of some people who grow up in uber religious communities that say, you know, you're going to go to hell, you know, constantly reminding them of hell. And so I agree about that. As far as the religious uniform, I also agree that religion doesn't need a uniform. I will say now that Judeo -Christian values are so under attack in the United States. I really appreciate when I see someone wearing a cross necklace or someone wearing a And in even some cases, the word that's coming to mind is criminalized. It's not criminalized, but the word I'm looking for is it will have adverse consequences for you, both in your professional and your personal life, to reveal your religiosity. So I really appreciate those people who will wear the uniform, if you will, of their religion, because they are saying, I'm proud to be Christian, I'm proud to be Jewish, and I don't care that it's not in vogue. I have enough commitment to God to wear it proudly. But but again, the values thing is totally true. So let me react then. Sure. So I repeated those two responses that I gave to this woman soldier because I thought that they illustrated what I wanted to do with my life.
"tel aviv" Discussed on WTOP
"In pedestrians tel -aviv we'll have full details on these stories in the minutes ahead it's 11 11 18 time for traffic and weather on the eights married papa in the wtop traffic center all right mark we're taking a look at the beltway again on the virginia side they just went along the inner loop the report is a disabled vehicle it was near the dullest toll road uh looking through cameras didn't find it immediately but i can tell you you're going to find it at speed so on the beltway currently the only note watch out a possible disabled vehicle inner loop near the dullest toll road they were reported to be along the right side no slowdowns all around the beltway if we continue in virginia 95 from springfield to berke and back we are moving pretty much at speed currently no incidents have been reported all travel lanes are open and moving pretty well and for the holiday right now we're checking for our easy pass express lanes which are moving also without major delays so keep that in mind but the express lanes for now are moving in the northbound direction nothing on 66 from front royland to roslyn same in maryland the only slow down was eastbound 50 and it's towards sandy point state park not the bay bay bridge so once you're past that entrance if you're not going to the park stay to the left if you're going to the park stay far to the right and that's your only backlog no incidents past sandy point state park in the district things of ease with folks already at the caps game or nats game excuse me off of the freeway some delays since the it's only transit through the district the mall essentially closed you can check out all those closers at utop .com hey maryland if you have questions about safe and responsible cannabis use visit cannabis dot maryland dot gov to learn more a message from the maryland cannabis administration mary to pump and wtop traffic it be would july fourth in the washington area without high really high temperatures and high humidity and we've of got some that today as we check the seven news first alert forecast mark pena is
Does Trump Throwing Jabs at Political Rivals Surprise Anyone?
"Are going to get fired up over hearing Trump call DeSantis a loser, like he did last night in his clip on Truth Social. You know what matters? What he does in the Oval Office. I mean, and again, Derek was telling me the numbers the other day. Tens of thousands of you have texted Trump and more Trump to the 800 -655 -MIKE text line. Thousands and thousands of people, because when you see the list – and I'm going to tell you, it's a long list. I mean, it's many pages long. But from energy independence to the booming economy to tax breaks for the middle class to the Supreme Court and the conservative court to border security to cherishing life and religious liberty. He did more for religious liberty. I just talked about our Israel trip, moving the embassy from Jerusalem – from Tel Aviv, rather, to Jerusalem. Do you know how many – they all promised they'd do that, and they never did. Republican presidents, Democrat presidents, oh, yeah, we need to acknowledge and honor that Jerusalem is the center of Israel. We're going to move – no, they never did it. He did it. And the list is exhausting, safeguarding the environment of all things, educational opportunities, fighting the opioid crisis, the first step program. I mean, on and on and on. The list, again, you text Trump or more Trump to 800 -655 -MIKE, you look at that list, and then tell me about his name calling.
"2048: The Rejuvenated State" With Dr. Michael Oren
"America. I'm Hugh Hewitt. My guest is Dr. Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the United States, frequent guest on The Hugh Hewitt Show, prolific author and wonderful guest. His brand new book is 2048, The Rejuvenated State, which I read yesterday on my back and forth to Washington, D .C. I made a long list. Dr. Oren, we put the Bedouin on the table. People have to read to learn what the problem is. I want to go a little bit north now to the city of Abu Ghosh. Am I pronouncing that correctly? Not exactly. What city are we talking about here? You know, where the Hamas is buying up the real estate and it's the northernmost part of the overlook. What's it? Abu Ghosh. Oh, Abu Ghosh. Yes. Okay. Okay. Look, you're dealing with a goyim and I can't say anything the right way. Okay. Abu Ghosh. Yes. Interesting. Tell us about that's another. How could they let that happen? Exactly. Exactly. Those are those the listeners don't know. Abu Ghosh is one of the most scenic and friendly, friendliest Arabic speaking villages in Israel. It's actually not an Arab. They don't consider themselves Arabs. They are Muslims from Central Asia, from the Caucasus reasons, sort of a former a former they follow a Turkish form of Islam. The people in the village serve in the military. They serve on the police. In Israel's War of Independence, Abu Ghosh sided with the Jewish state against the invading Arab armies and they've ever been forgiven for it, by the way, by the Arabs. Now that is significant enough, but much more significant is the geographical position of Abu Ghosh. It sits astride the main highway linking Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and it sits on the top of a mountain and that mountain is the most strategically important mountain in the state of Israel because not only does it control the highway from one side, on the other side it overlooked our major airport, Ben Gurion airport.
"tel aviv" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Matt Gutman in Tel Aviv, the Biden administration proposing new rules that would bar schools and colleges that receive federal funding from instituting outright bans on transgender athletes, I'm Mark grimard, ABC News. News radio 1000 FM 97 7 stay connected, stay informed. Good evening, I'm Kelly flyer and here are the top local stories. There's been a fight brewing in Congress over the next farm Bill. Northwest news radio is John lobert ini reports. This is about more than row crops and yields. Dairy farming has always been a lot of work. 16 hour days is normal. Milk McAllen's twice a day is 16 hour days. And poul fan telling even claw turns his milk into cheese, but securing a $250,000 grant from the last farm bill is allowing him to hire some help. I'm not that three 30 to be able to get the milk into the vat. And then head off to the pike place market, trying to sell the cheese and then coming back and doing it all over again. On the opposite end of the spectrum, food stamps have become a dead ceiling pawn as some House Republicans push for tighter control of benefits. They'll be paying with tokens. The two worlds come together at farmers markets, where fan telo says food stamp recipients use tokens, tailored to buy produce and dairy products And I always kind of worms my heart to be able to see so many come up that's having hard times and they're able to buy our cheese. But with the struggle everywhere and food banks serving more people, the political fight is sprouting new outrage. John lobert, northwest news radio. Washington state has banned the use of certain terms in state laws. This bill eliminates racist terminology such as master and servant from our state laws and replaces these terms with more inclusive terminology. As governor Jay inslee as he signed House Bill 1107 into law earlier today, the measure passed with unanimous support in both the House and the Senate. A place where people come from all over the region for health and social services under one umbrella is on the verge of a big expansion northwest news radio's Ryan Harris supports from Redmond. Construction is partially complete with the rest not far behind at the together center's new building, which CEO Kim sarnaki says will be great for them to help even more than the 30,000 people they help now. It's going to be incredible
In Israel, TV's dystopian 'Handmaids' is protest fixture
"It's become an ominous fixture of the mass anti government protests roiling Israel, a coil of women in crimson robes and white caps, walking heads bowed and hands clasped. The women are dressed as characters from Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale, and the eponymous TV series. Ahead of one demonstration, the women wrote the train from Tel Aviv to Israel in costume, transforming the cars and the platform into what could have been a scene from the Hulu series. They say they're protesting to ward off what they believe will be a dark future. If the government follows through on his plans to overhaul the judiciary, the founder of one women's rights advocacy
The Israel Uprising
"Okay, so we've got about 5 minutes here. I'm going to clear the runway and let you go because there is lots of news on what's going on in Israel. And there really is only one story that I can see in Israel right now. And that is the growing backlash in the civil unrest and it is spreading to perhaps the military as well over what the Knesset in the Netanyahu government is trying to do with judicial reform. Can you kind of spell it out for the American audience, Michael? Well, you put it pretty succinctly, Dwayne. It's just facing perhaps its greatest crisis. Outside of wars and terror, this is the greatest civil crisis we've ever faced. The government, moving fast and legislation that we're completely overall our judicial system, create a situation where the government will appoint all the judges in the Supreme Court, not unlike in the United States, but unlike the United States, the Supreme Court will not have a right of judicial review, the right to overturn a piece of legislation by the Knesset. Now, in Israel, we only have two branches of government as opposed to the three in the United States. One of the judiciary, if you sort of, if you hamstring the judiciary, then you really have no checks on government. And that's what is really going out to protest today. Not tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands right now blocking our major artery. The I alone freeway in Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv is effectively shut down today because of this. People just didn't bother going to work.
'Fiddler on the Roof' star Chaim Topol dies at 87
"Actor heim topol has died in Tel Aviv at the age of 87, according to Israeli leaders, a cause of death was not given. A marchesa a letter with the latest. If I were a rich man I'm topol was so known for playing tevye in fiddler on the roof that he was fielding request to play the role even up to a few years ago. He was in other films like for your eyes only, flash Gordon and Galileo, but he had interest beyond film, including charity work. Topol said in a 2015 AP interview fame and money from acting were not his goals in life. Yes, obviously it's
"tel aviv" Discussed on WCPT 820
"In Tel Aviv protesters swarmed the streets waving their nation's flags, outraged at Netanyahu's plans to overhaul the judiciary, protester savion awe explained. He's ready to undergraduate becoming an autocratic and country. Netanyahu himself argues the judicial reform is needed to rein in a court that he says has overstepped its authority, critics say Netanyahu, who is on trial for corruption, is driven by personal grievances and that he could find an escape route from the charges through the overhaul. I am Karen Chavez, and I'm Rita foley, AP news. This is 8 20 a.m., W CPT, willow springs, and streaming worldwide. 8 20 dot com. We are Chicago's progressive talk, where facts matter. Now, your WCG 8 20 weather updates And whether ology, weather center, I'm meteorologist, Michael Carroll. A winter weather advisory goes no effect for this evening, first for this afternoon, mostly cloudy with a mixture of rain and snow late in the day, highs reach the low 40s, then change over to all snow for tonight, expecting one to three inches of nighttime snowfall, dropping back to a low at 34. La breezy east winds brought any lingering snow ending early on up to 36 and that's your latest Chicago whether update. Currently, 37. If you are a first time home buyer, which means you have not owned a home within the past three
Israelis stage 'day of resistance' against Netanyahu plan
"Israeli protesters have launched a day of resistance after two months of protests against the government's proposal to overhaul the judiciary, protesters waving Israeli flags descended on the country's main international airport. The plan was to block Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's route to Ben Gurion Airport ahead of an official trip overseas and, as U.S. defense secretary Lloyd Austin was visiting. Elsewhere in Tel Aviv protesters swarmed the streets waving their nation's flags, outraged at Netanyahu's plans to overhaul the judiciary, protester savior or explain. He's ready on the verge of becoming an autocratic country
Lee Smith: Biden Sets Israel on Fire
"Have Lee Smith who is a brilliant writer on so many things At least Smith welcome You've written a piece in the tablet Biden's such Israel on fire Our audience most of them haven't read this Tell us tell us what your hypothesis is here First of all thanks Mark so much for inviting me and to speak with you and your audience Thank you I think if we look at all the different things that have been going on especially on the streets and Tel Aviv we see happening and large parts of the Israeli press and the Israeli elites I mean it's exactly the kinds of things we saw in the entire Trump campaign I mean everything from these ridiculous group letters here we had in the United States 50 former national security officials say that the Biden laptop is Russian disinformation There there are things like 75 tech executives or 50 former security officials say that judicial reforms go on that they'll boycott or they'll withdraw their capital with hotel they'll tell IDF soldiers not to report for duty So the basic thing that's going on is it's an anti it's the get BV campaign Just like we saw with the get Trump campaign and it's the same people It's Obama operatives Obama operatives ran the Trump rem the anti Trump operation sure Hillary Clinton's campaign paid for the dossier but this went through Obama's spy chiefs It was an Obama operation And that's what we're seeing here in Israel too It's all sorts of Obama operatives Obama aides the Obama people who are working on the Biden administration and they're trying to topple BB just the way they tried to pull down Trump
The Nikki Haley Uniqueness
"Haley, a lot of people are going to run. What is your unique appeal? Your vision that is different from, say, former president Trump, governor desantis, former Secretary of State Pompeo. Lots of people are running. Christian uno. Mike Pence, maybe your fellow south carolinian Tim Scott. What is unique about the Haley appeal? Well, I think look at my record. I mean, I have been a chief executive. I've been a governor. I've run a state. I've had to deal with crises. I've had to balance the budget. I've had to manage a National Guard. I've had to work with her chains and floods, and I reformed education past voter ID and passed an Arizona E immigration law. I took 20,000 people from welfare and put up the work and created reforms in our prison system that gave us the lowest recidivism rate in the country. When I went to the UN, I dealt with thugs and dictators every day. We passed the largest sanctions against any country and a generation in North Korea. We helped get out of the Iran deal. We pushed for the embassy to remove from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but more than that, we made sure we had the backs of our allies and we held our enemies to account and we made America strong again. I've got the executive experience. I've got foreign policy experience and I've got a love for a country that I am determined to get back on her feet again. I
"tel aviv" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Ambassador to Israel, Martin indyk, on why tensions are so high over Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan for sweeping judicial reforms. This is the first and very radical move of the new Netanyahu government, which is a coalition of far right and religious parties, the sweeping judicial reforms that he has introduced. Would essentially take away the independence of the judiciary and make it subservient to his government and his majority in the Knesset and impact individual rights in a fairly dramatic way of the overlay of this, of course, that he's being prosecuted at the moment on corruption charges and if he manages to change the judicial reforms and stack the court with his own judges, it's seen as a very personal effort on his part to avoid prison time. So the combination of these things has got people riled up over a 100,000 every Saturday night in Tel Aviv and this last Monday or a 100,000 outside the Knesset. But the more important thing, I think, David, particularly for your audience, is that Netanyahu cares greatly about the economy. And economists, the bank of Israel, governor and his predecessors, high-tech entrepreneurs are all telling him that this is going to have a negative impact on Israel's credit rating and their starting to move their money abroad. And that is beginning to shake the Israeli economy in a way that I think he never anticipated. Get more
How You Can Enjoy a First-Class Visit to Israel
"Are getting tremendous response about our trip to Israel. We're going to be taking 100 of our listeners to the nation of Israel later this year in November actually for our very first inaugural stand with Israel tour, and we want you to be a part of that. It is going to be a wonderful 7 day 7 night first class experience. You're going to be getting exclusive visits to many of the major Holy Land sites, also meetings with Israeli government officials in the Netanyahu administration. We're going to have a private tour of the Knesset. It's really going to be wonderful. And you're going to meet some of my special friends who live in Israel right now. So if you'd like information, we want you to go to our website. You can get all the information there. You can sign up. A lot of people have been asking do I need a clot shot, no you do not, you don't need a COVID shot. Also, you can pay an installment and those of you this month, if you sign up this month on the installment plan, we're going to give you an exclusive breakfast with yours truly and Tel Aviv, as well as a Todd star and show jacket, which is pretty awesome. And we're not making many of these jackets. But you'll have to sign up for the installment installment plan and you can do that at Todd stern's dot com or you can call Dylan and he'll get your information at 8 four four 747 88 68.
"tel aviv" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Gets vaccinated And then Bloomberg our market vision is 2020 So let's talk about the pain trade I am shocked by the moves that we're seeing in the rights market The inflation debate continues Bloomberg radio the Bloomberg business app and Bloomberg radio dot com Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg dot com on the Bloomberg business app And at Bloomberg quick take this is Bloomberg radio This is Bloomberg daybreak Middle East Your top stories this morning fed officials that out in force again Weighing in on the path for rates Jim bullard says the current policy rate was 300 basis points too low As the head of NATO warns that the conflict in Ukraine could last for years the EU agrees to ban imports from Russia in its first move targeting Moscow's crucial energy revenue Two people are killed in 7 more injured in another shooting in Tel Aviv The fourth such attack on the Israeli city in just over two weeks And the billionaire entrepreneur he did feel caused Warren Buffett Jamie Dimon allowing members of a finance general tocracy opposed to a revolutionary youth movement that embraces Bitcoin We have the details Well it's just gone 8 a.m. across the Amara is very warm welcome to the show and menace.
Mark Levin: What Makes You Think Russia Would Stop at Ukraine?
"You know if our good little talk show host I wouldn't talk this way I get in line with all the others I'd be a good little isolationist Because I risk being called a neocon particularly because I'm Jewish I'm no neocon I am no neocon I am no trigger happy chicken hawk as they say Now I am not I'm an old reaganite Who knows history And what follows From isolationism Just think as a matter of reality If you have these countries and these regimes that are on the hunt that are on the move What makes you think they won't threaten us one day As I would history tells us of course not Of course not Why are the Iranians building intercontinental ballistic missiles Tel Aviv is in 7000 miles away from Tehran We are We are Do you think our federal contractors Our military contractors are a bunch of unpatriotic ex generals and so forth that they want war so they can make more money What's the evidence for this There's no evidence for this None
Israel's Shocking Vaccine Admission
"Israel having a very sophisticated healthcare system having an incredible research team at their disposal has had one of the worst responses and handlings of this pandemic. Now Israel is far from a third world country. They are a first world country. And in fact, if you look up GDP per CAPiTA, Israel is about 35, but if you removed parts of the West Bank and you really only counted the non disputed parts of Israel, I guarantee Israel would move up in the top ten of GDP per CAPiTA. It's one of the wealthiest countries on the planet. Makes you wonder, it should make you wonder, makes me wonder, how is it that a wealthy country with such incredibly talented scientists, they're not dumb? They're not a dumb society at all. How did they get into a situation? Where you look at the handling of the virus, it is an objective failure. Professor Ehud qimron, head of a department of microbiology and immunology at Tel Aviv university, and one of Israel's leading immunologists. Last week denounced what he called the Israeli government's mismanagement of the pandemic. He said quote, two years late, you finally realize that a respiratory virus can not be defeated and that any such attempt is doomed to fail. You do not admit it, because you have admitted almost no mistake in the last two years. But in retrospect, it is clear that you have failed miserably in almost all of your actions, and even the media is already having a hard time covering your shame. This letter is extraordinary. You guys should check it out. He continues by saying that the reported side effects of the useless lockdowns have quote destroyed Israeli and Jewish children and their future.
Mark Meadows Previews His New Book 'The Chief's Chief'
"Well you've written a fantastic book the chiefs chief And you know what's amazing As soon as it comes out the propagandist in the Democrat party media are looking to create controversy between you and president Trump Did you notice that Yes I noticed that all too well The good thing is is if anybody buys the book and read it it's a tribute to the unbelievable accomplishments that actually you and I got to witness up close and personal on a number of times whether I was chief of staff or as a member of Congress but yeah they try to in even now They're trying to make sure it doesn't sell and it has a bad headline here or there But I can tell you the Patriots out there are encouraging us and certainly I think it tells the story about how president Trump honestly came in and did things that have never been done before in Mark you and I know that but one of the ones that I outlined in the book is moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and a lot of us are candidates and presidents had promised that but it was only one who
CAIR's Nihad Awad Insists Israel Capital Should Move to Tel Aviv, Return to Palestinians
"Let me ask you this Have you ever heard Talib or Omar Or AOC or the other marxists in the Democrat party ever criticized communist China Mister producer have you ever heard them criticize communist China Have any of you ever heard them criticize how communist China is murdering raping sterilizing and torturing and torturing excuse me 2 million Muslims You ever hear about that This organization care which is led by somebody named Neha awad Sounds about right Nihad awad made a speech not that long ago That he hopes most of you didn't see or hear We insist that the capital of Israel needs to be moved back to Tel Aviv and eventually Tel Aviv needs to move back to the Palestinians as if it ever was He said there recently He's an executive director the national care CAR CAR This administration talks the care the Department of Justice the FBI work with care the Democratic Party embraces
Eric Describes the Funniest Story From His New Book 'Is Atheism Dead?'
"There are a lot of funny stories in the book. And usually when I do interviews, I don't get to tell these stories. I've got a glance over the top. But you just asked me about one of my favorites. I mean, I can't tell you how much joy I just laugh every time I think about it. But this was the discovery in 1979 of what's called the silver ketef scrolls. And what that means is these are incredibly tiny silver scrolls that were so tiny they were worn as amulets. And they had the priestly blessing the ironic blessing where the priests would say the lord bless you and keep you the lord make his countenance to shine upon you and give you peace. I mean, this holy thing from the scripture of written in silver in really Proto hebraic because this is from 6 50 BC. Anyway, but how was it found? Yes. I, if you read books and archeology, it'll sort of tell you, oh, this was discovered here here by so and so and so and so I was okay. But somehow, in my research, because I have fun doing the research, I discovered this weird backstory. And the more I dug the funnier it became. Yeah. Okay, here's the story. The guy whose last name, oh gosh, what is it? It's Barack. I can never say his name. It's the book here. But anyway, it's not Jacobs. No, it's a 28 year old. It's a 28 year old guy studying archeology in a Tel Aviv, or Jerusalem. So he's a nobody. He's 6 years from his PhD, but he gets this idea in his head that below Saint Andrew's church outside just right at the outset skirts of Jerusalem. There are some old caves and burial caves, whatever. They've all, they looked like they've been excavated. There's nothing there, but he has a hunch that there's more to be found there. But he doesn't have any credibility or anything to get real archeological students to help him. So he has to be really humble and say, you know, I'll take anybody who can help me. Gabriel barques Gabriel bark, I think it's barkai, barkey. He has to go and this is like a joke. So archeology club, 12 and 13 year olds. They volunteer the kids, the kids can help you. So how'd you like 12 and 13 year olds annoying 12 and 13 year olds to help you on this big dig? So they do the dig, they find nothing. He's disappointed, and he says, well, you know what? At least to we've got a photograph, all these chambers, even though we found nothing, there was one kid that was so annoying to this barkai that barkey was like ripping his hair out and he says, I can't take another minute of this annoying 12 year old named Nathan. So here's what I'm going to do. All of these caves need to be photographed. The most distant one or one of the distant ones and over cave 25, he sends Nathan there, and he's really stern with him, like angry, like, hey, I've had enough out of you. I want you to clean that chamber. It's gonna be photographed. I want it to be so clean that your mother could use it as a kitchen. Like you really threatens the kid because this kid was very annoying. So Nathan trundles off to this distant place. And the joy, of course, is that it's far away, and we're not going to hear from this kid for two or three hours while he's doing what we do. But he takes a hammer with them, which is a weird thing, nobody knows. But the kid is so annoying that to go clean the cave, he just happens to hide a hammer on his person. And when he's bored in this sacred chamber, okay? There's nothing there. It's got a stone floor, whatever. He takes the hammer out. Nobody knows this, okay? He's all alone and starts smashing the floor with the hammer. Now this alone, I find it funny. The only reason he's there is because he was so annoying, they sent him as far away as possible. But if he wasn't annoying enough, he had a hammer with him and decides to use the hammer to smash the floor. The board Nathan smashes the floor with the hammer so hard that it cracks. It wasn't supposed to crack. And he finds a hidden chamber. He sticks his hand in the hidden chamber and is dragged into the bowels of hell itself. Just kidding. He puts his hand into hidden chamber and he pulls out some stuff, some like little ceramics. He now is like, hey, this is what I'm here for. I'm not here to clean. I found treasure. So he runs to barkai and tugs on his shirt. He's like, hey hey, look what I found. You could see bark. I could picture his hair standing on end, like what is going on? The annoying kid is back with some ancient treasure. So they run back to the place, barkai sees that, what do you assumed was an empty place was in fact hiding this stuff and the annoying kid was so annoying that he smashed the floor open or whatever. So he sends the kid home and they spend days now excavating the secret whole and they pull out treasure after treasure and the greatest treasure is what we described. And unbelievably tiny silver scroll so delicate that they couldn't unwrap it for three years. They didn't know how to have the technology without destroying it. But they could read the words inscribed in silver. Now if it's inscribed on anything but silver, it doesn't last. So the Dead Sea scrolls, which are amazingly old, they're not this old. This is even older. So this is the first extant writing from the Hebrew scriptures ever discovered thanks to the annoying 12 year old Nathan. He's probably in his mid 50s right now and he doesn't know. And when he's
"tel aviv" Discussed on The Tel Aviv Review
"Is it was wrong for the british to be putting jews behind barbed wire here in the in the land of israel and if you words to make a museum or a heritage site in shall leah. That was historically accurate. It would look so much like the heritage site of athletes. And so many of those remembrances would be the same. And it's so much easier right when saying like the british shouldn't have done this to jews to sort of coming to terms with saying like this is what happened in israel. That's much harder history to confront. So that's my follow up question is should do's be doing this to other people and the reason i ask that is because you're really touches on some very contemporary themes one of which of course is the waves of migrants and asylum seekers who have come in Through africa usually going through horrors as they crossed the sinai desert smuggling themselves in and the israeli authorities have blocked them but part of the claims of those who opposed their presence was always well. They bring horrible. Diseases are there. Ain't girls and have you thought about the insights that we can gain from that. Yeah there are definite parallels. And i think that we need to see to see these parallels and understand how they're playing out now I remember when i was when i was doing my. Hd this sort of a story that that was seared in my memory that Being in a taxi. I was early on in my phd. Thinking that you know in terms of everybody needed to know the story Being in a taxi where the driver was telling me like you know these immigrants who are coming in or they're in. they're not cultured. they're bringing diseases. And i thought that the most vakhidov way to sort of bring this to his attention for him to understand you know i. It was clear to me that he was from a A moroccan origin jewish moroccan. And i said to me you know you need to understand that the things that you're saying now about the people who are coming in where the same things that they people were saying about your mother right that people were saying about your parents and he made it clear to me that i should not speak about his mother that way right like wondering right or or pretty stupid of me right but but the fact that you know what i've seen is being the defense. Then people would then say today like yes but they're not jewish they're not jewish. So it's it's different. And i don't see it as being different right. I saying as being like the way you know because at the time it was saying like yes. But they're they're not shkin azeem or they're you know they're they're holocaust survivors and like is sort of the various ways that we see the people saying others and that need to then keep them out and that that we using disease as an excuse to exclude people in something that is is very very problematic and and i you know what i would hope that i think that you see in. This story is the need to be more. Empathetic is and for and for us to to be more welcoming and and to see to question those barriers that we put in place in the various stages. Isn't it just incredibly curious that your book came out just a few weeks before. Everyone quarantined became a buzzword. And not just a buzzword reality yeah but everyone you know it was probably the most searched word on google Whatever and i ask you whether you think that your work on on quarantining Etcetera gave us some sort of insight into understanding the reality of you know. The current pandemic will struggling with yes. It was very strange. It was very strange for me and it had. I mean it's i think on a personal level i was both very helpful Sort of an in terms of understanding what was going on you know this was just sort of very micro level but it was also very disturbing right under seeing things that you know that could have been prevented and playing out on a public level and right across the world and so many upsetting themes whether it's you know You know the scapegoating of of vulnerable communities You know blaming them for contagion No various Governments using the fear of contagion as a way to further authoritarian. Agendas right and using also the fear of contagion to as a way to justify xenophobic closures. Border border closures again was incredibly disheartening But i think that for me also you know you find comfort where you can. And i think that i saw was teaching my course on the history of disease at the time that the pandemic in a when we went online and the university took comfort in my students sort of learning about these histories and applying them. And seeing them around them. I it's reinforced for me. Which is something. That i've always felt you know but the need for Collaboration between policymakers healthcare workers and humanists right historians of medicine anthropologists have medicine. Who really have something valuable to bring to the table. And i think that when we see this I'm heartened when i see this happening And that's very useful. I think that you know two of them. When i sort of think about the two main points that i think that i would want people to come away with that. I should have also hung to with with the history of quarantine at this time and wine was that when it is implemented carefully quarantine work. This is a global ancient Act of soon very human self preservation. And that when it's done appropriately it can work than the other point that i think is so important. Is that in times of upheaval in uncertain historical times. Very much like the one that we're living through now. We need to watch out to make sure that the most vulnerable members of our communities and marginalized peoples are not being unfairly targeted and excluded. And i think are the two main points that you know that. I just keep coming back to in the midst of this period while you know having this research very central in my mind dr rhona settlement. I think you should be on the government. Advisory committees for corona policy. From now on. Thank you so much for joining us. Today thank you. It's been a pleasure speaking with you. I appreciate it and thanks to tie. Shell i'm the manager of -til v. one studios and to our producer arielle cohen and to show him for helping to produce today's episode. Now request many or most of you. Listen to us on the apple. Podcast app when we'd like to ask you to please consider writing a review. We like to hear all sides of an argument so please write anything you like. You too can support us by going to our website. He'll be one dot. Fm slash tel aviv review and subscribing on our patriot campaign. Check out our archive. We have over seven.
"tel aviv" Discussed on The Tel Aviv Review
"You mean punitive in terms of them having to the camp at all well or in terms of their own experiences. Did they perceive it. As being punitive or maybe we should really go into the people who suffered who are those who encountered some of the really vicious treatments for some of their diseases. 'cause that's also part of your book right. I would say that there's no one experience of shalala right especially when we're talking about over on or nearly five hundred thousand people in just reading through oral history and reading through the documents you have people who went through aaliyah and it was sort of a blip on their whole immigration experience you know and even their oral oral histories and interviews with people who were older and missile from backgrounds. That you know that maybe you would have expected To have have found more traumatic. And you know it was a blip on their immigration experience. You have other people for whom it was fun. I it was they. They were young and remember interviewing one man from iraq and he was. I think around seventeen or so and he came and he arrived with friends and they knew some hebrew so they managed to get along and they you recalled like laying out in the sunshine right and I might be confusing that laying out in the sunshine with another image of immigrants who are derived laying out in the sunshine on their beds. They're younger right in their twenties. Or so i end but there are people from who it was a fun adventure But you do also have been people for whom it was very traumatic and that depends on you. Know what their experiences where there were cases of theft and there was crime chandelier right. It was a very crowded camp or people from all walks of life in living in close quarters. You could be sleeping in a tent people who are strangers and potentially threatening I know there were cases of prostitution and aaliyah right. There were there were things that were very challenging and there were people they encountered Some crime in shall elliot. That would have been very traumatic and then in addition to that is the the traumatic sort of medical experiences That you're talking about. There's also people you know family members who were sick parents who had babies and children that were sick installed aaliyah in that was hugely traumatic And then if you had the the treatment of ringworm in children who were treated for ringworm in a separate part of the camp as part of style aaliyah the center for the treatment of ringworm and trachoma in immigrant children and the treatment for ringworm has re remained as trauma within israeli society up until today traumatic at that time for so many reasons so there just isn't one experience chelia there so many different experiences and it's hard to gauge. How any one person where to experience it and it's very much sort of a personal A factor that just depends on so many in so many different actors of language and age right if they were a child and and we're protected by their parents or if they were parents caring for children if you know how long. They ended up staying if they were sick etc search determined How how they experienced a camp but the broader determining factor is the fact that Perhaps a is not synonymous with immigration. I mean the act of area both for the establishment and the migrants themselves has this you know aura of something especially in these years off so soon after the establishment of the state of israel. Halama door right the dream of generations. How did it affect. You know everything that you've just been describing now yeah. I think it's really interesting because one of the Issues that i've thought about a lot in my dissertation i use the word allah right. I was even though it was written in english. I wrote it. I always wrote. I didn't do that in the book. I wrote as is like immigrants rather than liam and i use the word Immigration opposed to elia which was sort of an interesting sort of thought process that i had but in terms of the immigrants coming in and the idea of liam made it even more Even more suv. I it's more than disappointing More than disa- disappointing sort of to start with that. That more than that that people who are coming to Israel and seeing it this was for so many people you know this idea of the promised land right both in terms of that larger ideal then on a practical level after the war like this was finally like established in the jewish state. This was going to be a place of homecoming. This was going to be their their homeland. And having so many this is such an idealized and romanticized location than coming there in reviving and then the first thing to greet you is listed barbed wire fence. this was so hugely demoralizing for so many people so i think that the fact that the expectations were lifted with leah and as you say made it even harder to accept that this was how they were there. First point of arrival in the jewish state was going to be Looked like this. And and was this. I maybe this is just me with my gruesome fascination but i was really struck by the with you know some of the children who had gone through the ringworm treatment talking about how it traumatize him so many years later and i guess i i am curious to hear from you because you really research this up-close why it was so traumatic. And is there anything particularly israeli about this or was this simply the normal medical practice in western medicine.
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"Beautiful souls which in my mind is a beautiful book Which looked at individuals who broke with their communities and took a path of dissent resisting participation in terrible things even atrocities of moral violations sometimes even in the heat of battle. I see a connection between these two teams. And i'm wondering if you can help explain what it might be. There's definitely connection Dalia and thank you for the kind words about beautiful souls You know that book was I think both books deal quite centrally with in some ways. Similar question is how to individuals navigate morally treacherous situations. Where they they may have to do things that that go against their beliefs. Their conscience their their principles But there are also differences so one one obvious differences the subjects Beautiful souls. i'm writing about Exceptional individuals who break ranks. Who don't dirty their hands And in in this book. I'm writing about conflicted insiders who go along And you know the reasons they go along are not always nefarious but They do dirty their hands And i think that when i finished beautiful souls i was drawn to and interested in The folks who sort of got swept along and and weren't able to break ranks There was a. There's a particular story actually in in beautiful souls in the section of the book that set in the balkans where i spent an evening talking to Eighteen and nine it while they weren't eighteen and nineteen anymore but but the guys in their in their forties who described what happened when the balkan wars erupted. And how they were kind of told. Go fight here go go. Do this go do that. Ended up fighting their neighbors And they were eighteen. Nineteen years old and sutton went from having sort of fairly conventional lives to Participating in in a war that led to ethnic cleansing genocide To all kinds of atrocities And i felt in these stories that i heard the moral injury the horror not just that These folks had perpetrated but also that they've experienced themselves from having gotten swept along this from something that they didn't fully understand again. I'm not. I'm not absolving. Them of responsibility for the choices they made but I don't think these were easy choices. for anyone at the in that situation and i think that similarly in dirty work i'm looking at you know people who You know like the chapter of the book on prison guards They're going to be people who for begin that chapter thinking you know these guys are all. They're all part of a violet system. They willingly participate in it. They don't need to work in it so they're all to blame And they don't deserve any sympathy And that's a fair reading if if you have it but I think what the chapter shows. Is that You know who who ends up applying for jobs as prison guards where our prisons in this country again. It's not societies elites it's Small towns it's poorer areas The number of women and the number of People of color who work in corrections has risen dramatically in recent decades alongside of mass incarceration. So you have this system. Where in effect. There are two sets of victims there are. There are the people who are subjected to brutal the car serrated people who are subjected to brutal conditions but also the jailers Who are in a system that degrades and dehumanizes. I think everyone in it to some extent That's that's the sort of thrust of the book. And i think that you know a again. I'm i'm sure that I could have looked for the dissenters in all of these stories But i wanted to shift the focus to the folks who The gray actors who go along i we have. We have like a thousand more questions and no more time but i just wanna make the observation that in life. I find that it's very easy to be angry at. The people doing bad things right especially as a critical person who thinks about society critically. I wanna be angry at the slave traders always and only angry at them But i think that your your book really says we just don't have that luxury it's not necessarily the effective way to understand society. We have to see a lot more complexity. Which is what comes out in your book to my mind. So that's just a took and also looking.
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"Slavery spread and and thrived for for as long as it did Moving particularly to the cotton belt. has you know Tobacco farmers who owned plantations Further north Sold sold slaves to to Cotton plantations in the south. And what was so interesting to me in reading about. Slave traders is that You wouldn't be surprised that abolitionists and opponents of slavery thought these were lowly a horrific people Doing doing societies dirty work. Doing doing the south's but what's more striking is that Slave traders were also vilified within the south By slavery supporters and defenders So the idea was well. You know plantation owners are gentlemen They treat treat slaves Well but but the slave trader is is filthy and morally disreputable Person who's just in it for the So even has it's obvious looking historically and was obvious that the time that that slave traders were not just condone they were relied on and not just in the south. But but by the entire united states whose whose economy was driven by slavery by cotton for such a long time and yet these slave traders were vilified. They were they were on people to pains to to criticize them. Including authors of books defending slavery And i think that's does really tell me because again it speaks to this kind of on the one hand. I'm ashamed on the other hand. Will someone has to do this. Not me but someone And as extreme as that example may may seem contemporary years. I actually think that You know in in the twentieth century to bring story up today We have even more sophisticated ways to conceal and removed from sight things that are morally objectionable. And actually that. That's a running theme in the book that this is actually one of the markers of quote unquote civilization So we have more civilized warfare warfare. That is You know that seems clean. as as drone strikes do their they're described as surgical They're described you know as a sort of this new technocratic bloodless form of war But of course wars not bloodless And so you know it. I think in the twenty first century and as we move forward I don't think dirty work will disappear. I think the the mechanisms of concealment will become more refined and sophisticated. You also right that All in passing assuming it's relatively new addition to the to the introduction that the covert pandemic brought some of them to the four that brought down this system of concealment certainly the meat packing industry. And yeah. so what do you think people do to To the way that the larger the american public Is aware of these of these issues of these workers and they deeply problematic Way in which the system operates. Well i i think the pandemic. I think kobe did in the united states Did significantly expand heighten the awareness of the entire society on dependent classes of hidden labor You know who the people sheltering at home were you know Microsoft workers and and you know software engineers and and day traders for for wall street for banks The people who are called the essential workers who were driving buses and delivering packages and delivering food to people's doors Were you know mostly manual laborers Who get paid less and who were putting their lives on the line Doing jobs they needed and got because that's what they could get And you know these weren't all that jobs but but What we call the central work you could see. There was a kind of classified and the non essential work that could be done from home tended to be more of societies More privileged classes. Let's face a lot of people like that said things like you know. Actually cova wasn't that bad. We got to hang out at home and are nice houses and spend time with their families like we're talking about radically different experiences completely completely and so so i think that You know in that sense. The pandemic sort a kind of a put society under the microscope and showed. Wow look at this division of labor look how it look how it plays out look who is risking their lives. Look who is it But i think my book is trying to Expand that conversation and say you know it's not just that we Have this divide and that. Some people take physical risks at work that more privileged people don't have to take like exposing themselves to disease exposing themselves to injury. It's also that we have a moral divide that mirrors and reflect that inequality and so we have a class of workers who dirty their hands doing societies dirty work in these kind of walled off places. And then we have a class of people who are are very removed from it And you know one of one of the key. What is i. Think that that You know i was asking me. How does this sustain itself will the the elites who who occasionally do get glimpses of this world. They'll be a terrible abuse in prison that gets into the newspapers or gets onto the nightly news at that point. There's an easy ville and the villain is the security guard that the individuals who are involved to did this dirty work As opposed to the system the larger system that created them. You know the taxpayers fund. The prisons the department of corrections that You know comes along. And no one at the top is held accountable. Because it's all blamed on the people at the bottom That's a fundamental dynamic. That i think perpetuates this so even even though there has been on expanded awareness I don't know how far it's got. I wanna go. you know. i'm still i. I was riveted by the stories of what these people go through. Who are working in these jobs and many of them in your Telling go through some sort of crisis like we said you know the moral injury which has an effect something like ptsd. And i wanna related a little bit to your earlier book..
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"It sustainable How does it not affect largest society. How does not trickle up to the more convenient part of society which are the majority has described. I mean i think i think the division of labor is a big part of that and i think concealment is part of that If you can keep things hidden You know america generally is is such unequal society cleaved by vast Class disparities. racial disparities And so it shouldn't surprise anyone. I think that the dirty work in america would reflect that would be arranged in a way that Where those with power do and see very little of it even when they'd benefit from it And those without ow Dirty their hands in it and sort of innocence. Bear the burden of it I will say that you're very right. That the the people in the book is sort of their their gray actors. They're people who get caught up in and sometimes do awful things But i it. Implicit in the book is that they are also in some sense victims because larger circumstances have have cooked. You know certain people into these roles and absolves others of having to do them. Hell no no go ahead deli. Oh no well. I mean i really want to pick up on that point. I mean i would say. It's not terribly implicit. I would think it's it's to me. It seemed like a rather outstanding part of the book of people who are In these jobs because in many ways because of their station in life end up very damaged and in fact you spent a lot of time especially in in the chapter on drone killings. You spend a lot of time talking about moral injury and it wasn't just harriet. Losing her hair. They all suffered in many ways. Can you tell us about the the impact of this has on him on them. These kinds of these kinds of jobs and what is that moral injury which is a clinical term. Yes so so moral injuries. It's quite central to to a lot of the stories in the book right and in the case of drone operators so You know there's there's been a very expansive conversation in the united states and probably in israel as well about ptsd and ptsd linked to combat and warfare and violence but ptsd is generally in. The united states talked about diagnosed in the military and also in broader society As something that is is caused by exposure to life threatening. That's a roadside bomb or allowed explosion Seeing a comrade fall an and Received seeing you know having one's own life threatened in such a way that the sort of fear response becomes wired into a person and jesse is very extensive among veterans. Coming back from america's recent wars because the wars were counterinsurgency. They were messy. So much of this But what about drone operators mean there. They don't actually enter the combat zone So why are they burning out. Why are they a why. Why is it that the military was having such a hard time keeping people in the program to to to do this kind of work What i discovered in reporting on it and meeting Imagery analysts and sensor operators in the drone broker and and then going to bases in talking to psychologists who worked on these basis is that they suffer from a different kind of injury. And it's the injury of watching over and over again Sometimes in very intimate detail Really morally troubling things You know in some cases you know that that that can flow from decisions they make or don't make right so should we hit that building You're you're far away from it. And you're part of the decision making chain that decides yes we should But then you see or you learn that actually the target Wasn't there or in addition. The target there was a family there were there. Were civilians there You watch this play out over and over again or you decide not to fire And then you see a soldiers on the ground Who die And the sense of responsibility of. I did the morally wrong thing and i could have done something else You know this becomes the type of wound. It's a psychological and moral wound That that that that is rooted in Witnessing doing things that go against one's own principles and beliefs. And you know. This is true of of the drone operators who who i describe at length in the book. You know the began. They don't have this fear response. They don't have this. What would traditionally called. Ptsd in the military sense but they have these moral and psychological wounds that That echo with with the return on moral injury and moral injury has mostly been discussed and written about in relation to the military in recent years. Even though the military itself does not officially think as of this point it's still quite controversial term within the military But it's starting to spread beyond the military so You're starting to have people talk about The moral injury that Healthcare workers may experience. And i take that concept actually. Apply it to dirty workers in various different ways. Because i think that Again these are. These are ethically Troubling things and certainly not everyone who does them is troubled ethically but i think you know that there's a very real question of what happens to a person who's placed in such a position over and over again you know. It's not the first time in history that this is. This has happened Modern societies always had to rely to a certain extent on dirty workers. And i'm thinking about not just of course not just not germany but also i dunno slave traders and child laborers During the industrial revolution in eighteenth century england tatra What do you think is particular relevance of this notion of these stories to Twentieth century american. If so what. What are they really. The modalities wordplay that i think the history really fascinates me and you mentioned slave traders and i that that to me is really captures. What i think are the key dynamics of dirty work. Because in the united states the domestic slave trade was Was a major reason that slavery spread and and thrived for for as long as it did Moving particularly to the cotton belt..
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"Of you know maybe some changes on the ground so Citizens united was a supreme court decision. That gained a lot of attention. Because it essentially opened the spigots to corporate money in politics claiming that that was free speech and that any restrictions on that money including dark money as you know has become the mo- untraceable dark money on any restrictions would be free speech violations so it was with that citizens united decision that the coke network was then able to pump tons of money unheard of amounts of money into the Twenty mid-term elections and gain control of What was it then to states in which they could then practice the gerrymandering in the voter suppression. That's citizens united. Case was litigated by outfits. Funded by this coat donor network and pursued for years To up the way to Dark money In corporate spending and politics. That's one example and i propose. Can i propose my own personal name for this. Whole approach reverse marxism which basically says. What do you think right. It works. i mean in other words. Basically saying yes. We completely admit that everything in government should be controlled by capital and we plan to advance that agenda. Because we think it's right as opposed to marxism which would try to expose it in order to undermine it And the result is the same way in practice because they're ultimately undermining individual rights in every way shape or form. What do you think of my theory. I think your theory is a good one. And i see it as kind of a slow motion on quiet capitalist revolution so i i like your theory on and and i think it's accurate n. I would only add two things. One is this doesn't need to be like a marxist revolution of the workers of in this case the capitalist joining together because you know as the old axiom goes there's two sources of power in society ultimately organized money and organiz people so this coq donor network understands that they are a tiny minority. Charles coke actually said this when he started in earnest in the nineteen nineties and i quote him in the book he said since we are greatly outnumbered the failure to use our superior technology ensures failure. So what he's getting at there is knowing. The libertarians are a tiny minority. The only way that they can get power is to us you know. And he's a three engineering degrees from. Mit very very brilliant engineer. Understanding that they have to engineer the political process in a different way to achieve their ends. So that is exactly what they were doing. But i think you also caught on w. a a really important piece of this in that day. Actually think that what they're doing is ethical and so in that sense too. I think it's you know what you say. In terms of reverse marxism because they have this view of the world that portray themselves as the makers the job creators etcetera on an sees themselves as being besieged by these know grasping hands as some of their language puts it or moocher's or Buchanan use the language of parasites. You know a a language. It's kind of frightening given given the way that it's been used in in places like germany and others in the twentieth century but absolutely they have.
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"Slavery is a positive good These folks have have had A class power and racial privilege woven together. So much that as you say it's almost pointless to try to separate them so i don't think that buchanan was motivated simply by racism in the way that may many people understand it which is almost like racism isn't irrational Way of understanding the world as a set of personal prejudices or kind of sin of the heart ch- but rather. I think that his commitment on an all of these folks. Commitment to this arch libertarian view of political economy necessarily Leads to it can only be possible. By some degree of assumption of white racial dominance and it also into that so another way to get at this is to point out that social darwinism has been central to this libertarian. Get-go because how do you explain long-term multigenerational inequality in a society based on a conquest of in our case native americans And the enslavement of african americans in the perpetuation of that intergenerational inequality if you say the market is perfectly fine and the market is the domain of freedom and people are just freely contracting. Then you get cold into a racial explanations or cultural explanations for the senate charles. Murray if you're familiar with him Was is very much. A part of this libertarian. Enterprise has been writing for years. Things questioning the intelligence of of a different racial ethnic groups in the united states. Really really troubling off and we also have seen over the years. A slide from this arch libertarianism. In to what is now called in in the. Us the all right right. The white nationalist white supremacist of an anti semitic right and we also see that with atlas network affiliates. So there's been some research on this in germany and austria the Libertarian groups like the high institute ugly. It's called in in germany. Many of their members are now working. With the alternative for deutschland the german neo nazi groped. So you see this again and again. And i think it's because you know so she'll darwinism is so paired with libertarianism. As a way of explaining differences in In in Advantages in in particular countries without recourse to history and explaining inequality. You right that. The goal of buchanan's projects was ultimately to save capitalism from democracy. And can you. Can you unpack this for us and explain what well exactly does democracy interfere with capitalism which is funny because i always thought that democracy depends on capitalism fundamentally exactly not not that i necessarily support milton. Friedman actually wrote that book capitalism and freedom but there was always a slide between freedom and democracy. And when you come right down to it. What they're really saying is that economic liberty is most important Not democracy and so charles cokie quote a language from him like that big hedge fund billionaire. Peter thiel who's been associated with both the coke donor network and is a big supporter of donald trump. He has said. Capitalism is more important that democracy. And you'll find many other people in that tradition who make similar statements Again a lot of this. is grounded in buchanan's virginia school of political economy which argues that the liberal states. You know as as we call it. Kind of the modern modern twentieth century forms of government grew up because of essentially democratic pressures and many of these numbers on it. You know again. I quote them in the books but they will say that the The threats to economic liberty Developed in the twentieth century with the mass enfranchisement of working class people. They often point to women. Suffrage to Chew as a culprit. In all of this peter thiel has done that for example As has another academic who works closely with charles coke at george mason university but basically so what they say is that In a sense citizen pressure on elected officials has made elected officials respond to that pressure by taxing. And spending right by taking from in the libertarians terms. The makers the corporate leaders the wealthy people to give to the so called takers so So that is the the ideology behind this or the analysis behind this and then the idea that the idea strategies that flow from that are trying to find ways to curb the political participation of people who would want to see active government so in our country we see laws against labor unions. What's called right to work here. Which is really kind of a fiction. It's anti union all legislation. We saw with governor scott walker in wisconsin. If you all Paid any attention to that and twenty eleven was the first kind of Starting gun of an attack on public sector workers rights to collectively bargain from there. We saw the most aggressive and technologically sophisticated gerrymanders in american political history in the states controlled by this radicalized. Not party coke. Funded republican party and of course voter suppression voter suppression on a scale that we have not seen since the White supremacist undermined black. Voting power in the us at the turn of the twentieth century. So all of these things together are trying to you. Know as i say in the book to shackle the democratic process and that's actually language that kind of language of in chaining unshackling is language. I got from. James buchanan talking about what was needed. And he said that that kind of shackling should go up to the point of what he himself called. Constitutional revolution Achieving such significant changes in constitutions that they would prevent that will from being able to take effect and he advised on the chilean constitution Put into practice by the pinochet. Military junta in that has become a model for what this co network is trying to get in the us in the way of constitutional change. Actually wanted to ask you exactly on this. How successful have been in really implementing those ideas the these efforts and the the the the huge investment that you're talking about Is it not more than than just a dent in the illustrious. A american democracy is something that is more nefarious and more long lasting than yes. This is huge now So 'cause the the effort to change The courts in constitutional interpretation has many prongs on. Charles coke has been funding these efforts and getting like minded donors to fund efforts to change the courts since the nineteen seventies with litigation fits with a field called law and economics which has become a large and almost dominant part of law school training in many places and also by the federalist society developed in the mid eighties which has become hugely important as an alternative right-wing credentialing outfit for a federal judges and supreme court justices and a politicians presidents from ronald reagan. George w bush to donald trump have only essentially been selecting justices from the federalist society so it has reached the point. Where sheldon whitehouse. The us senator from rhode island. Who now heads the judiciary committee in the senate. Judiciary committee has spoken of captured courts and has a project on these captured courts and traces. All of this to this coq network into the designs did they had on the gorge. The incredibly sophisticated ineffective way they have moved into law schools and they have funded dark money operations to ensure the confirmation of arch. Right justices from john roberts. The current chief justice of the us supreme court to brett kavanagh to amy. Conybeare it So we have now a two thirds majority on the supreme court that has come from the federalist society that has this arch right view of the constitution in that has decided cases that have advanced this coq vision example of you know maybe some changes on the ground so Citizens united was a supreme court decision. That gained a lot of attention..
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"That's an interesting point. I mean i definitely i think of Buchanan and friedman is almost like the yen in the hang of this Oltra kind of Free market fundamentalists project. And the reason. I say that is because milton. Friedman had this very sunny disposition. He was very public about what he believed in. He was always making the case for markets. The case for for equating markets not regulated by government with freedom whereas buchanan was a figure who was much more content to remain in the shadows. He was not visible publicly. He was not a great communicator. In the way that that off. Friedman was and i think in some ways he was actually a. This may be a not a great adjective but he was a more sinister figure. And what i mean by that is whereas friedman was know became kind of enraptured through something called the pelourinho society which contained thinkers like friedrich hayek and ludvig on. Mrs friedman became enraptured by the possibility of of free markets but buchanan was a very different figure. He had grown up in rural tennessee in the great depression in a farm family and he understood that you would never win this battle by making a case just for free inc's right essentially as what it what it's about You would not make that. You will not succeed making that case because too many people especially of his Generation the depression generation understood that government intervention was crucial for their wellbeing whether it was you know providing rural electrification or places like tennis. See where he grew up or providing social security and workers rights. All of these things were tremendously popular. So what buchanan did that was. That was his kind of particular genius and contribution to this was developed. A body of thought called public choice economics more. Broadly and his more particular version was the virginia school of political economy and the goal of this as he informed his funders and you know people on the right he was working with was to actually undermine public trust in government and public confidence that government could do what the people look to it to do and that was really an important move because you know in the mid twentieth century when he and friedman and others in the mob eleryan society set to work most people. Most economists were focused on market failure and understanding the ways in which you know for example we can say. Climate change is a huge market failure right or are troubled. Healthcare system in the united states market failure so people would look to government to remedy problems buchanan saw that and he wanted to basically make it so that government wouldn't be seen as a plausible alternative to markets or that it would be subject to such strict scrutiny. That time people would give up on government and so Basically the way that he he approached things was to say that public actors of all kinds should be understood in the same way that neoclassical economics understood private market actors. That is as rational self interested individuals who were seeking their own ends and so it was deliberately a kind of debunking operation from the beginning to say public Officials did not care about the things that they said they cared about. You know whether it was say labor union leaders. They didn't really care about workers or you know government officials. They didn't really care about retirement security for seniors. What they were doing is just using. This is an old trope on the right but other people's money to buy voters or to buy support so it's a really toxic way of looking at public life and it public officials and they add them to the conclusion that government should be absolutely limited as possible correct. Absolutely and what people don't understand. I think it would be shocked if they did understand. Is that for these. Libertarians government has only three legitimate functions. And those are to provide for the national defense and fairly restricted view of that To guarantee the rule of law and to ensure a public order so translated simply that means armies courts and police. nothing else is legitimate. sounds cheerful. but i want to jump in and ask you about a side of this that we haven't discussed. But which really is the opening of your book and it's a theme throughout which is the racial grounding that is part and parcel of this approach to governance. I mean right at one point. The notion of including the notion of unwanted unwarranted federal intervention has been set inseparable from the desire to maintain white racial as class dominance. And i want to ask. You is your argument. That at the core of buchanan's ideology was a vision that was ultimately about racial supremacy or subservience or he was co opted to serve that cause or is one of those causes serving the other or does it even matter they're simply intertwined and it doesn't matter which one is dominant. Yeah i think your last point is is the correct. One that they are so intertwined that it's hard to separate. I was actually very careful in the book to reduce All of this to racism. Because i don't actually think that that's accurate What i talked about was what i called property. Supremacy which in the us given you know a country whose premier capitalist industry in the nineteenth century was slavery and production particularly cotton production through racial slavery. Those things have been implicated since forever in the most extreme defenders of Property supremacy in the us going back to a man named john c. Calhoun that i write about. Who was a senator from south carolina. Who sat on the senate floor. Slavery is a positive good These folks have have had A class power and racial privilege woven together..
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"Scroll down to the bottom and click. The big red button has patriot. Click and support us because we are counting on you. This episode is part of a series in partnership with israel office of the konrad adenauer foundation focused on democracy populism authoritarianism its causes symptoms and manifestations and today's conversation takes us back to the united states for a look at the long historic basis for america's current. Right wing politics to that in riveria pleased to welcome nancy. Mclean who is the william chafe professor of history and public policy at duke university. She speaking to us today. From durham north carolina. Her research focuses on race gender labor history and social movements in the twentieth century in the us with particular attention to the us south. She's also the author of four books. In addition to the one we'll be discussing today called democracy in chains. The deep history of the radical rights stealth plan for america published by viking in two thousand. Seventeen nancy mclean. Welcome to the show. Good to be with you. There has been a flood of writing. Lots of ink spilled trying to figure out how america got into its current phase of right wing populism At least prior to the last election and some analyses like to go few years back but you have looked at the roots of the radical right today many decades back even centuries. And i wanted to ask you. What have you found in this in these further reaching historic political trends that have has been missing up until now from our understanding of today's right wing politics in the us. Yes well in a nutshell. I'd say that What i found was the set of ideas that has been a weaponized and turned into a strategy. To make a libertarian. Political economy possible In america off and these ideas have been taken up by charles coq one of the wealthiest people in the world And at figure on the extreme libertarian. Right in the. Us who has convened at donor network of over six hundred like minded donors who give a minimum of one hundred thousand dollars a year so they have been investing to transform not only our politics but our society our institutions higher education. The whole works in. I happened onto this story. The only way i think could be done. Which was by serendipity. Picking up a thread in the late nineteen fifties in the us south Of the source of these ideas that the coke network has turned into a strategy to radically transform Entry by stealth without informing the people of its troops actives and So we can pick that shaggy dog story up anywhere you'd lie. We'll pick it up right now. Can you tell us about the character of the center of your book. James mcgill whom you as the ideological forefather to charles coke and the coke brothers. I suppose in general but also the tea party and perhaps even trump isn't today. How do you link them. All back to james mcgill buchanan. Yes so james mcgill buchanan. I'm sure is not familiar to most of your listeners. He was not familiar to me. When i started this research but he was the first. Us southerner to win the nobel prize in economic sciences and he won that in the nineteen eighties for work that he had begun in the late. Nineteen fifties and early nineteen sixties in charlottesville virginia at the university of virginia. And i picked up his trail. Because i was looking at the state of virginia's reaction to the Major supreme court desegregation decision in the us brown versus board of education and the state of virginia responded to that decision with what was called massive. Resistance ah policy to defy the us supreme court on a mandate to desegregate public education. And what massive resistance entailed was first of all Tax subsidized what we would today call vouchers for private segregation academies beyond the reach of the courts also a requirement that local school districts that were planning to desegregate be shut down by the governor to prevent them from doing so and a whole suite of bills to take away a first amendment rights from the n. Double acp the main african african-american organization behind The desegregation litigation so it was really quite something. But what struck me as. I was doing that. Research was the intervention of a the economics department chairman. At the university of virginia. The new newly appointed james mcgill buchanan and a colleague who made an economic argument for what the most arch segregationists day were seeking and basically a made the kind of case for school vouchers for private school education that we hear quite regularly now and it was made also by one of their advisors at the university of chicago. Milton friedman Who i'm sure will be known to many of your listeners. As a leading twentieth century on neoclassical economists and someone who wrote the book capitalism and freedom. So i started pulling at that thread wondering why these economists would be helping the most arch segregationist of the day and again very shaggy dog story. You know more than ten years of research. But that ultimately led me to charles coke on and the network of organizations he funds he james buchanan got to know each other As early as nineteen sixty nine if not a four and then james buchanan was present as coke began to create an infrastructure of organizations to put. These arch libertarian ideas into practice Beginning with the cato institute which was originally called the charles coke foundation in the nineteen seventies a push to promote austrian economy. Next that buchanan was part of and by today there are literally hundreds of organizations in the us and several hundred more transnationally as part of something called the atlas network That are carrying extreme libertarian. A corporate funded donor ideology and trying to in a sense rigged the rules of the political process in state after state in our country in the us nationally and internationally in the way that this connects to right wing populism to the trump victory etcetera. Is that these. Libertarians realized that the vast majority of the country in the world would never want to live in the world that they are trying to create and the single most important. Finding of my book was to see these Strategists saying this again and again recognizing the unpopularity of their ideas. Buchanan i than later charles coke and so what they have done is to leverage Prejudice of all kinds racism against african americans against imigrants against women against lesbians and gays most recently trans gender people leverage those prejudices to get In our case republican voters to the polls to vote for a party that the donor network has managed to take over by changing the incentives to which those electoral elected officials are countable. And so you know again. We could pick this up. Edit any a big boxing match who gets to ask the next question. So i'm going to introduce lots questioned by just asking you about other relevant thinkers here. I mean you mentioned the atlas network. Could this be an any way related to ayn rand and gilaad will add you. Just want him before we get into the big money and politics right to say in the realm of ideas a bit longer and ask you really about buchanan himself. How influential do you think. He was in shaping postwar and maybe twenty-first-century right wing politics in america and you know As opposed to say you mentioned milton. Friedman was thinking also reading a book about william f. Buckley other big names that we've we've come to realize it's almost single-handedly shaping politics right wing politics in america and maybe ask you whether buchanan looking at it today was to trumpism what friedman and baku to reaganism back.
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"Clips from yesterday's demonstration in new york city which i covered in person on second avenue and forty second street near the israeli consulate in manhattan. I'll also add in a clip from our interview with hillel. Neuer the un watch executive director. I'll add that in at the end of the show. We interviewed him live on instagram. This morning at nine. Am in order to catch him before he goes on to washington dc. But before all of that. Let's get to the news as i write. This script. syrians are ringing out in the tel aviv.
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