Thomas Byrne Edsall on the Republican Party’s Descent Into Minority Authoritarianism
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
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In this episode, Andrew talks to Thomas Byrne Edsall, the author of The Point of No Return, about the crisis of American democracy, particularly in the Republican party
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Thomas Byrne Edsall has written a weekly opinion column for the New York Times since 2011. Before joining the Times, he covered national politics for the Washington Post. He is the author of Chain Reaction: The Impact of Race, Rights, and Taxes on American Politics (with Mary D. Edsall), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction; The New Politics of Inequality; Building Red America; and The Age of Austerity. He teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.