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Focusing on issues, not tweets, Raw Story and AlterNet’s Joshua Holland and Liz Preza talk politics with academics, newsmakers and progressive journalists.

June 4, 2020

Rick Perlstein: It isn’t 1968 and Donald Trump is no Richard Nixon

This week, Liz Preza and Joshua Holland talk about the fact that we've been reduced to counting on the generals to stave off Donald Trump's authoritarianism. 
 
Then we're joined by author and historian Rick Perlstein, arguably the premier chronicler of the right seizing power in the United States. The Nixonland author's phone has been ringing off the hook since Trump leaned into a Nixonian law and order theme for his floundering campaign, but Perlstein sees more differences than similarities between the two men and the eras in which they've governed. 

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