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Episode 05: Jeremi Suri - History and reducing American tribalism Keep Talking

    • Society & Culture

Support the podcast on Patreon------------Jeremi Suri is the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at UT-Austin. During our conversation, Jeremi talks about his interest in history, the lessons of the Cold War, and how history can be used to create a more dynamic, interconnected, and healthy society.------------Show notesFollow Keep Talking on Twitter, Instagram, and FacebookListen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube------------(00:50) How Jeremy developed an interest in his current area of study and what he spends a lot of his time doing.(04:46) Jeremy’s ideas on what happened in the Soviet Union that led to its collapse(12:29) The Chernobyl explosion of 1986.(13:17) Jeremy shares what brought him to his current place in life and in academia(23:40) How can we help to break some of the unease happening around in the country?(31:15) Why do we say that empathy is the most important characteristic that we all need to nurture in ourselves?(36:34) What are some things people can do to stand as a bulwark against the tide of tribalism and bifurcation?

Support the podcast on Patreon------------Jeremi Suri is the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at UT-Austin. During our conversation, Jeremi talks about his interest in history, the lessons of the Cold War, and how history can be used to create a more dynamic, interconnected, and healthy society.------------Show notesFollow Keep Talking on Twitter, Instagram, and FacebookListen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube------------(00:50) How Jeremy developed an interest in his current area of study and what he spends a lot of his time doing.(04:46) Jeremy’s ideas on what happened in the Soviet Union that led to its collapse(12:29) The Chernobyl explosion of 1986.(13:17) Jeremy shares what brought him to his current place in life and in academia(23:40) How can we help to break some of the unease happening around in the country?(31:15) Why do we say that empathy is the most important characteristic that we all need to nurture in ourselves?(36:34) What are some things people can do to stand as a bulwark against the tide of tribalism and bifurcation?

42 min

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