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David Blankenhorn
Better Angels
Beyond 2016
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Post-Election Healing

How some Clinton and Trump supporters came together after an ugly election season.

Better Angels
A Conversation with Lew Finfer

David Blankenhorn welcomes Lew Finfer, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Community Action Network, to the Better Angels podcast.

Authoritarianism
The Red Style in American Politics

What do Donald Trump and the Daily Worker have in common?

Codes of Conduct
Calling Miss Manners

How everyday violations of decency threaten a democracy.

Community Organizing
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Clinton’s Alinsky Problem—and Ours

Saul Alinsky wasn’t a Marxist, and Hillary Clinton wasn’t his acolyte—though you wouldn’t know if from today’s political discourse.

2016
Listening to Trump Voters

The commentariat spends a lot of time talking about Donald Trump—time that might be better spent listening to the people who are voting for him.

Better Angels
The Honorable William F. Winter
A Conversation with William F. Winter

David Blankenhorn talks with with William F. Winter, who has spent a lifetime in Mississippi politics.

State of the Union
The Honorable William F. Winter
In Defense of the Practical Politician

Why government by political outsiders doesn’t necessarily leave us better off.

Better Angels
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With the Anti-Trumpers in New York

This weekend’s anti-Trump protest in New York featured a fair amount of anti-police and anti-free speech rhetoric from the protest leaders. Even so, the course of wisdom is not simply to criticize the protests, but to swell the anti-Trump cause.

State of the Union
The Seven Habits of Highly Depolarizing People

How to make friends and influence people on the other side of the aisle.

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France 2017

France’s embattled conservative presidential contender, Francois Fillon, says that he will be staying in the race till the bitter end.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Things are heating up in both of China’s maritime disputes.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Money without reform is a bad idea.

Trump's Cabinet

The new EPA head made his career railing against the agency he will now lead.

The Greek Tragedy

Nothing demonstrates the dead end into which the European Union has so tragically worked itself better than the policy paralysis that has crippled its response to the Greek calamity.

Gridlock

Poland and the Czech Republic are collateral damage in Germany’s energiewende.

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