The Myth of a ‘United’ States
Publisher |
WNYC Studios
Media Type |
audio
Categories Via RSS |
Documentary
History
News
Politics
Society & Culture
Publication Date |
Nov 22, 2021
Episode Duration |
00:50:49

History shows that our country’s actually been divided from the start. If secession is in our DNA, what’s keeping us together? Should we just break up already? Kai talks with author Richard Kreitner about his book, “Break It Up: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America’s Imperfect Union.” Plus, a look at how the Internet and the “Filter Bubble” contribute to our isolation today. Stick around for an exercise you can do when the divide gets real at the Thanksgiving table.

Companion listening for this episode:

Can America Be Redeemed? (07/05/2021)

Eddie Glaude and Imani Perry consider the question through the work of James Baldwin and Richard Wright. Plus: How our country could enter a period of “post-traumatic growth.”

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