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Why do Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump? With Sarah Posner and Brian Klaas

Why does Donald Trump have such a good relationship with white evangelical christians despite his questionable conservative credentials? In this week's episode Sarah Posner, author of 'Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship ...


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Statues, Slavery and the Struggle for Equality with David Olusoga, Dawn Butler and Susan Neiman

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In his 2019 book Winners Take All, Anand Giridharadas launched a searing attack on the global elites. Now he turns his thoughts to the post-pandemic world. Is the crisis an opportunity to create a more egalitarian society? Ho...


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Are the middle classes really dying off? Will robots really take our jobs? Contrary to common belief Adam Davidson argues the twenty-first-century economic paradigm offers new ways of making money, fresh paths toward professional fulfillment, and unpre...


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