The Brian Lehrer Show

Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios

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The Narratives of Betrayal That Shape Politics


Mark Lilla, professor of the humanities at Columbia University and author of the forthcoming, The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (New York Review Books, 2016), helps us understand the enduring power of historical narratives of betrayal to shape political outlooks, from modern day Russia to the rise of radical Islam.We ask our guest Mark Lilla: Does it take an apocalypse to create a revolution? pic.twitter.com/P31sC5d0Xj — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) September 7, 2016


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 2016-09-07  16m