The “Don’t Be a Tough Guy. Don’t Be a Fool! I Will Call You Later” Edition
Abandoning the Kurds, the Democratic presidential debate, and guest Daniel Markovits’ new book, The Meritocracy Trap.
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Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
• Max Fisher for the New York Times: “The U.S. Turned Syria’s North Into a Tinderbox. Then Trump Lit a Match.”
• Emily Bazelon for the New York Times Magazine: “Who Qualifies for ‘Asylum’?”
• The Meritocracy Trap: How America’s Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite, by Daniel Markovits
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
Emily: Nicholas Casey for the New York Times, “Ohio Was Set to Purge 235,000 Voters. It Was Wrong About 20%.”
John: Kim Bellware for the Washington Post, “Lasers, Rabbits and New Nikes: How the 2-Hour Marathon Barrier Was Broken”
David: Amanda Frost for the American Prospect, “The New War on Naturalized Citizens”
Listener chatter from @spokospoko: Reply All, Episode No. 149: “30-50 Feral Hogs”
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, David and Emily discuss the season finale of HBO’s Succession.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.