We talk with Ben Lorber with Heron Greenesmith abut the rise in antisemitism in the United States, and how it is a kind of racism. In addition to these groups, there is a general rise in anyone who does not conform to the gender essentialism that the right espouses. We talk about whitewashing history, the attacks on the LGBTQ communities, and how this is being pushed in all venues: schools, libraries, etc. Who benefits by this? We should be looking at the powerful, who are using this as a weapon to divide us.
We talk with John Nichols about his latest book, Coronavirus Criminals and Pandemic Profiteers: Accountability for Those Who Caused the Crisis https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-83976-377-9. We discuss those responsible for the incompetent and venal decisions made about how to react to the pandemic.