Jen Rubin’s Green Room

“Democracy Is The Worst Form Of Government…Apart From All The Others” with Ian Bassin

November 1, 2023

In This Episode:

Jen is joined by the co-founder of Protect Democracy Ian Bassin to explore the growing threat of authoritarianism at home and abroad by laying out the cultural, institutional, and personal forces that Trump and the MAGA Right are exploiting to undermine our democracy.  They examine how times of uncertainty allow the siren song of the strong man to encourage voters to compromise on our national values, how the politicization of the SCOTUS is weakening the independence of the justice system, and why our institutions are essential to fighting back.  In addition to reform, they emphasize the role we all play in becoming single issue voters against tyranny and participating in communities that bind us together in the democratic experiment.  Will it be enough to save us?

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Get More From This Week’s Guest

Ian Bassin: Twitter | Protect Democracy | MacArthur Foundation

Get More From Jennifer Rubin:

Twitter | WaPo | Author of “Resistance: How Women Saved Democracy From Donald Trump”

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