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Archive for Friday, July 5, 2019

Intersection: NPR’s Eric Deggans, Poet Taylor Mali and The Uilleann Pipes

Its been more than a month since the season finale of Game of Thrones, HBOs fantasy drama which captured the imagination of fans and became a cultural phenomenon. So what else are people watching on cable, streaming services or traditional network television? NPRs TV critic Eric Deggans says theres a lot-- too much even for him to watch.
Published in Intersection Podcast

Eric Deggans Talks TV and Shows We Should Watch

It's almost half way through the summer and while most of us are still taking a break from television after the Game of Thrones finale, there is still a lot to talk about surrounding television. Eric Deggans, NPR's TV critic, talked to Matthew Peddie about network television and recommendations for shows we might.
Published in Intersection

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Lessons from “How Democracies Die” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

Im not sure if its a bad time, or the perfect time, to be reading a book called How Democracies Die. This 2018 book by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt presents case studies of how democratic governments throughout history have fallen into authoritarian regimes, as a warning that the American experiment is more fragile than we think. There’s nothing magical about the United States Constitution. Other countries have copied it, sometimes word for word, and collapsed. In its early days, the U.S. almost did, too. What held us together was a set of informal norms, an unspoken agreement that the parties would share power and the branches of government wouldn’t exploit the Constitution’s ambiguities to their own ends. For a ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly