Jared Yates Sexton (also find him on Twitter!) returns with fire and compelling insights into what has been happening in America especially in terms of fascism and the people who are trying to destroy our democracy. We also discuss his brilliant book, American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World but Failed Its People is a essential reading for anyone who cares about our country and it’s democracy. Jared is one of the great voices of truth in clarity in America. What a treasure to have him grace us with this extended and deep discussion.

Jared Yates Sexton is a writer, academic, and political correspondent whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, Salon, and literary journals around the world. He’s a regular guest on television, radio, and podcasts, and the author of three collections of short fiction and the political book The People Are Going To Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shore from Counterpoint Press. Currently he serves as an Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of Writing & Linguistics at Georgia Southern University.

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