44 min

Exploring Ethnic Entrepreneurship and Political Polarization with Barbara Walter Rick Wilson's The Enemies List

    • Politics

On Enemies List, Rick Wilson talks with Barbara Walter, author of How Civil Wars Start: And How To Stop Them. They discuss conditions that lead to modern civil wars, the role of ethnic entrepreneurs, and political polarization vs political violence. Walter assesses the US’s current state of democracy and the need to regulate social media algorithms to reduce the risk of violence. Finally, she encourages graciousness toward the US Women's Soccer Team's after their loss. Is graciousness still possible in America?

Timestamps:
[00:00:01] Civil war risk factors identified.
[00:04:04] Political violence risk in partial democracies
[00:07:39] Political violence acceptable: rising engagement
[00:11:20] Transitioning to multi-ethnic democracy: Risk of civil war?
[00:15:18] Two sides, hyperpolarized, no violence.
[00:19:09] Anti-slavery movement leads to Trump.
[00:23:14] Ethnic entrepreneurs exploit crisis.
[00:27:29] Prevent civil war: Strengthen democracy, reform system.
[00:31:25] Regulate social media to reduce violence.
[00:34:53] Social media fuels civil war chaos.

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On Enemies List, Rick Wilson talks with Barbara Walter, author of How Civil Wars Start: And How To Stop Them. They discuss conditions that lead to modern civil wars, the role of ethnic entrepreneurs, and political polarization vs political violence. Walter assesses the US’s current state of democracy and the need to regulate social media algorithms to reduce the risk of violence. Finally, she encourages graciousness toward the US Women's Soccer Team's after their loss. Is graciousness still possible in America?

Timestamps:
[00:00:01] Civil war risk factors identified.
[00:04:04] Political violence risk in partial democracies
[00:07:39] Political violence acceptable: rising engagement
[00:11:20] Transitioning to multi-ethnic democracy: Risk of civil war?
[00:15:18] Two sides, hyperpolarized, no violence.
[00:19:09] Anti-slavery movement leads to Trump.
[00:23:14] Ethnic entrepreneurs exploit crisis.
[00:27:29] Prevent civil war: Strengthen democracy, reform system.
[00:31:25] Regulate social media to reduce violence.
[00:34:53] Social media fuels civil war chaos.

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44 min