Emily, John and David discuss the violence between Israel and Gaza, abortion at the Supreme Court, and the book Nine Nasty Words with author John McWhorter.
Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
John Dickerson for CBS: “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on "Face the Nation," May 16, 2021”
Bernie Sanders for the New York Times: “Bernie Sanders: The U.S. Must Stop Being an Apologist for the Netanyahu Government”
Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever, by John McWhorter
John McWhorter for the Atlantic: “How ‘White Fragility’ Talks Down to Black People”
Here’s this week’s chatter:
John: Tariro Mzezewa for the New York Times: “Hear a Harlem Choir Rejoice Again”
Emily: Adam Liptak for the New York Times: “Ban on Non-Unanimous Verdicts Is Not Retroactive, Supreme Court Rules”
David: Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Listener chatter from Susan Bates: AMORALMAN: A True Story and Other Lies by Derek DelGaudio.
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, John, and David talk about the objects that most define them.
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Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.
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