Today we welcome Adam Serwer to the podcast. Adam is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of The New York Times bestseller The Cruelty Is the Point: The Past, Present, and Future of Trump’s America. We talk about the historical record, Democracy as a means of managing conflict, running as creative routine, and much more.
The Stacks Book Club selection for August is Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi. We will discuss the book with Juliet Litman on Wednesday August 25th.
Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. You can also find everything we talked about on Amazon.
- The Cruelty Is the Point by Adam Serwer
- The Atlantic
- David Duke
- Martin Luther King Jr.
- “The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying” (Adam Serwer, The Atlantic)
- Ronald Brownstein
- Racial Equality in America by John Hope Franklin
- Mother Jones
- David Corn
- Kevin Costner
- Whitney Houston
- The Bodyguard (Mick Jackson, 1992)
- “The Cruelty Is the Point” (Adam Serwer, The Atlantic)
- Colin Kaepernick
- Louis Farrakhan
- Stephen Miller
- “The Supreme Court is headed back to the 19th century” (Adam Serwer, The Atlantic)
- Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
- Harry Potter (2001-2011)
- More Perfect (RadioLab, WNYC Studios)
- “American Pendulum II” (More Perfect, WNYC Studios)
- “American Pendulum Reprise” (More Perfect, WNYC Studios)
- Kiese Laymon
- Leo Tolstoy
- Ta-Nehisi Coates
- How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith
- The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter
- Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 by W. E. B. Du Bois
- Ida by Paula J. Giddings
- Ida B. Wells-Barnett
- W. E. B. DuBois
- “Ep. 168 Embodying History with Clint Smith” (The Stacks)
- “Ep. 148 A Bias Toward Justice with Vann Newkirk” (The Stacks)
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