29: Awakening Democracy with Heather Cox Richardson

Jen Rubin's Green Room

29-11-2023 • 1 hora 6 min

Jen welcomes historian and author Heather Cox Richardson to explore the historical continuum of the Right’s war on freedom and equality from before the Civil War through the rise of MAGA. They discuss how the Southern oligarchy of the Bleeding Kansas era used race to push the average citizen to vote against their interests, and lay out  how that authoritarian legacy continues to drive limitations on voting rights, sustain racism and misogyny, and undergird our politics with violence.  Will we be able to overcome the forces still conspiring against our rights to continue perfecting our democracy?

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Heather Cox Richardson:
Twitter | Boston College | Substack | Facebook | Author of “Democracy Awakening” & Many Other Books

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Twitter | WaPo | Author of “Resistance: How Women Saved Democracy From Donald Trump”