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#1273 Death of the Old, Birth of the New (Global Authoritarianism)

#1273 Death of the Old, Birth of the New (Global Authoritarianism)

Air Date: 5/17/2019 Today we take a look at the socially and politically existential threat of our time - the fight against encroaching authoritarianism in the US and around the world. Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991   Episode Sponsors: Code: LEFT) Amazon USA| Amazon CA| Amazon UK| Clean Choice Energy Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content: Support our show on Patreon! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Donald Trump Puts Our Democracy and Our Lives in Serious Danger - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date 01-13-18 Not a single president has met more than one of the four qualities identified by political scientists as warning signs of an authoritarian or fascist leader. Trump meets them all. Is this how our Democracy dies? Ch. 2: As Brazil's Bolsonaro Takes Office, Opponents Warn of Regressive Policies & Threat of Dictatorship - Democracy Now! - Air Date 1-2-19 Jair Bolsonaro's election in Brazil marks the most radical political shift in the country since military rule ended