Keeping Democracy Alive with Burt Cohen

Keeping Democracy Alive with Burt Cohen

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There Is Enough to Go Around. But Not the Way We’ve Been Doing It
September 23, 2021

The earth itself is today paying the price for the 20th century fossil fuel bonanza. Now instead of continuing to have all humanity in service to that powerful sector, it’s time to pay the climate and

Must We Do the Cold War Again?
September 21, 2021

It’s so easy for the national security state to just paint the same old picture for Americans: Russia and China are military threats. But in truth they are not. They are rising economically in large p

Decolonize Philanthropy: What Does That Mean?
September 16, 2021

Philanthropies came into being to launder a plutocrat’s reputation. It’s become an industry today whose goal is preserving great wealth and maintaining dominance and control. According to our guest Ed

Are We There? How Empires Fall
September 14, 2021

The prospect of losing the power of empire brings out fear which can lead to police states. Or it can be seen as an opportunity for significant improvement. On this show, Matt Wehmeier, who spent rece

Plagues and Extremism: The Perfect Storm
September 09, 2021

The assault on science and reason:we’ve seen it before. In the plagues of the 1300s and in 1918, as well as Covid-19, fear and uncertainty combine to draw out extremism. On this show professor of hist

The Biggest, Most Inhuman Power in America: Amazon
September 07, 2021

The dehumanized Amazon warehouse as pictured in the movie Nomadland is more benign than reality. There is an “existential bleakness” where every instant is being watched, humans serve robots, and one

20 Years after 9/11: Are We Any Smarter?
September 02, 2021

Have we learned that the military is not necessarily the best tool for the job? On this show New Republic journalist Jordan Michael Smith talks about the self imposed failures, squandering America’s p

A Benefit From Covid? 4 Day Work Week
August 31, 2021

With the pandemic throwing everything up in the air, there are new opportunities for us to shape the way it all lands. Going back to the old “normal” is not the only option. On this show Joe Ryle a le

Now They Must Govern: Prospects for the Taliban
August 24, 2021

Anything but monolithic, the newly victorious Taliban have internal divisions and are desperately seeking stability. Many confuse the Taliban with Al Qaeda and even ISIS, but the truth is ISIS was the

Pack The Court!
August 19, 2021

Let’s face it: the current Supreme Court is hostile to democracy. Even if Congress passes the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, the voter suppression right wing will take it to this Supreme Court which wi