Episode 17: How The Expert Fetish Might Re-Elect Trump

Shadi and Damir discuss how Trump’s unabashed contempt for expertise has encouraged his opponents to latch onto expert opinion—and how this could boost Trump if the economic opening goes even tolerably well. Also, there’s a lot of talk about salad bars, cruise ships, and democracy. Be warned.

Reading List:
What a Maskless Trump Says About His Re-Election Strategy” by Henry Olsen (WaPo)
In Search of Lost Time” by Peter Pomerantsev (The American Interest)
Pandemics Kill Compassion, Too” by David Brooks (New York Times)

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