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On this week’s DoubleX Gabfest, Invisibilia co-host Hanna Rosin, New York magazine’s Noreen Malone and Slate Outward editor June Thomas discuss the upcoming Women’s March on Washington. Then they discuss Mark Lilla’s piece in the New York Times about identity politics, and the new book Twenty-Six Seconds with author Alexandra Zapruder
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Other items discussed in the show:
- “Getting the Women’s March on Washington on the Road” by Christina Cauterucci in Slate
- The podcast 2 Dope Queens
- “The End of Identity Liberalism” by Mark Lilla in the New York Times
- “Democratic Politics Have to Be ‘Identity Politics’ ” by Michelle Goldberg in Slate
- “Keep Hope Alive” by Jamelle Bouie in Slate
- “The Crisis of Liberalism” by Ross Douthat
- Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film by Alexandra Zapruder
Noreen recommends the movie What About Bob, Matthew Yglesias’ tweets about Gilmore Girls, and Hanna’s piece in New York magazine about her father, “7. There’s Nothing Like a Great Old New York Hack (Except a Great New New York Hack).”
Hanna recommends Tinkers by Paul Harding.
Outro Song: “Only In America” by Brooks and Dunn
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