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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.

November 22, 2015

November 21, 2015 Show

This week, Joshua Holland shares a few thoughts about the politics of fear.

Then Rebecca Hamlin, an assistant professor of legal studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the author of Let Me Be a Refugee: Administrative Justice and the Politics of Asylum in the United States, Canada and Australia, tells us why we really need to get a grip about desperate refugees fleeing the bloody chaos in Syria.

Then we'll speak to Robert Pape, a professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago and founder of the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism. Pape has studied every recorded suicide attack in the world over the past 35 years, and he offers some insight into what motivates terrorist groups like ISIS.

Finally, we'll be joined by Heather "Digby" Parton to discuss a truly awful week marked by a remarkable outburst of bigotry and xenophobia.

PLAYLIST:
Cold War Kids: "Hang Me Up to Dry"
Arctic Monkeys: "Mardy Bum"
Cake: "The Distance"
Beck: "Que' Onda Guero"

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