Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
John Dickerson for CBS: “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Face the Nation, May 16, 2021”
Bernie Sanders for the New York Times: “Bernie Sanders: The U.S. Must Stop Being an Apologist for the Netanyahu Government”
Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever, by John McWhorter
John McWhorter for the Atlantic: “How ‘White Fragility’ Talks Down to Black People”
Here’s this week’s chatter:
John: Tariro Mzezewa for the New York Times: “Hear a Harlem Choir Rejoice Again”
Emily: Adam Liptak for the New York Times: “Ban on Non-Unanimous Verdicts Is Not Retroactive, Supreme Court Rules”
David: Children of Time, by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Listener chatter from Susan Bates: AMORALMAN: A True Story and Other Lies, by Derek DelGaudio.
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, John, and David talk about the objects that most define them.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.