Jen Rubin’s Green Room

Overcoming Authoritarianism with Thomas Zimmer

November 15, 2023

In This Episode:

Jen welcomes historian and democracy activist Thomas Zimmer to investigate the Right’s descent into ethno-religious authoritarianism and how to defeat it.  They break down how media bubbles have allowed the lies driving radicalism to flourish, and the ways the white christian nationalist minority is trying to gain control by using raw power to subvert our institutions.  Critically, they pivot to the steps that the Biden administration has taken to build a broad and diverse coalition around the defense of democracy, the need to resist fractures on other issues, and what can energize voters to create a vibrant pluralist majority capable of moving us forward.

Get More from Thomas Zimmer:

Twitter | The Guardian | Substack | Georgetown | Is This Democracy Podcast

Get More From Jennifer Rubin:

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

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