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Political WorldView Podcast: The Real Resistance, “Fake News” Edition

Political WorldView Podcast: The Real Resistance, “Fake News” Edition
February 28
18:50 2017

The Political Worldview team — Adam Quinn, Christalla Yakinthou, and Scott Lucas of the University of Birmingham — take on big issues this week.

First, Donald Trump’s inauguration has given rise to a passionate “resistance”. Is this the best label to organize opposition to the President and what he represents?

Then, we take on another label — the “fake news” thrown up by Trump and his allies to push back real information and concerns about their character and policies. How should we deal with an era in which this tactic tries to protect deceptions and schemes at the highest levels of politics and government?

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The Women’s March in Boston, January 21, 2017

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Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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