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December 13th, 2019

The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: Donald Trump and the Roots of Republican Extremism in the US, an interview with Professor Theda Skocpol

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December 13th, 2019

The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: Donald Trump and the Roots of Republican Extremism in the US, an interview with Professor Theda Skocpol

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

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In this Extra Inning of the Ballpark, your host Chris Gilson of the LSE US Centre talks with Professor Theda Skocpol about her recent research on the Republican Party. Professor Skocpol outlines the shift that the Republican Party has undergone in the last decade, driven by two distinct currents of right-wing extremism: ethno-nationalist resentment, and ultra-free-market fundamentalism. They also discuss her upcoming book, which traces the growing grassroots movement of suburban white women in left-wing politics.

Professor Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University. Her ongoing research focuses on U.S. conservatives and the Republican Party, the politics of health care policy, and citizen reactions to the Obama and Trump presidencies. Skocpol is also the Director of the Scholars Strategy Network, a nationwide U.S. organization with more than a thousand members and forty chapters that makes the work of university researchers understandable to civic groups, policymakers, and the media.

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The Ballpark was produced with help of the Phelan Family Foundation.  Our theme tune is by Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers”, a Seattle based gypsy jazz band.


Note:  This podcast gives the views of the interviewee and host, and is not the position of USAPP – American Politics and Policy, the LSE US Centre, nor the London School of Economics.

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