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The truth will set you free. Each week on "The Truth Report", Salon politics and culture writer Chauncey DeVega searches for personal, philosophical, empirical, and moral truth with New York Times best-selling authors, leading opinion makers and other experts on politics, history, social justice, the creative arts, human rights, the economy, technology, and the Age of Trump.

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The truth will set you free. Each week on "The Truth Report", Salon politics and culture writer Chauncey DeVega searches for personal, philosophical, empirical, and moral truth with New York Times best-selling authors, leading opinion makers and other experts on politics, history, social justice, the creative arts, human rights, the economy, technology, and the Age of Trump.

    Reflecting on Gratitude and Thankfulness on This Thanksgiving Day 2022

    Reflecting on Gratitude and Thankfulness on This Thanksgiving Day 2022

    ***This is a special combined episode of The Truth Report and The Chauncey DeVega Show***
    On this special Thanksgiving Day installment of the podcast, Chauncey DeVega reflects on the deeper meaning of gratitude and thankfulness during these challenging and troubling times.
    Chauncey also shares his recent essay on using gratitude and thankfulness as a type of energy and fuel in what will be a long struggle against neofascism and to create a true we the people democracy here in the United States.
    WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME?
    On Twitter:
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    HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW?
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    • 37 min
    The Republican Party's "Red Tide" of Fascist Sewage Didn't Fully Drown the American People

    The Republican Party's "Red Tide" of Fascist Sewage Didn't Fully Drown the American People

    *** This is a special combined episode of The Truth Report and The Chauncey DeVega Show***
    Jeff Sharlet is a journalist and bestselling author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power and C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy. His forthcoming book is The Undertow: Scenes from a Slow Civil War.
    Sharlet reflects on the meaning of the 2022 midterms and how the American people voted to slow down the Republican fascist assault on their democracy and by doing so won an important reprieve in what will be a very long struggle. He also counsels that hope is very important and a source of strength and fuel in the long war for American democracy.
    Sharlet also highlights how writing and community and other forms of creating social capital will be a bulwark and source of resistance and fuel against the Republican fascists, the larger white right, and other forms of civic evil.
    Chauncey shares his insights on the 2022 midterms, what the polling data and other evidence really shows about how the American people voted to support “democracy” (or not), and counsels that many countervailing forces were at work on election day. Ultimately, Chauncey warns that the final story about the 2022 midterms is far from being written and that the conventional wisdom will likely be proven wrong again.
    WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME?
    On Twitter:
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    My email:
    chaunceydevega@gmail.com
    HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW?
    Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com
    Patreon:
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    American Democracy and Freedom are on the Ballot in the 2022 Midterm Elections

    American Democracy and Freedom are on the Ballot in the 2022 Midterm Elections

    *** This is a special combined episode of The Truth Report and The Chauncey DeVega Show***
    David Neiwert is an investigative journalist. He is the author of numerous books including Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump, The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right, and Red Pill, Blue Pill: How to Counteract the Conspiracy Theories That Are Killing Us. His forthcoming book is The Age of Insurrection: The Radical Right's Assault on American Democracy.
    Neiwert warns that there is a high potential for right-wing violence in response to the midterms and beyond.
    He also explains how the Republican fascists and larger white right have been planning their attempt to end American democracy in plain sight for decades – and that the Age of Trump and this escalating democracy crisis should not be a surprise.
    And he reflects on what it feels like to have been sounding the alarm about American neofascism and the violent extremism of the American right-wing for decades and to not have been listened to.
    David Rothkopf is the CEO of The Rothkopf group. He was also a senior official in the Clinton Administration and CEO and editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy Magazine. He is the author of many books and articles including the new book American Resistance: The Inside Story of How the Deep State Saved the Nation.
    Rothkopf is a frequent contributor to such leading news media outlets as The Washington Post, The New York Times, Financial Times, Time, CNN, and Newsweek.
    Rothkopf is also the host of the podcast Deep State Radio.
    David Rothkopf explains why being calm and focused is necessary to defeat the Republican fascists and the larger white right’s attempt to end American democracy. In the end, panic is a recipe for disaster – and is exactly what the Republican fascists and their forces want to create among the American people.
    He warns that voter turnout and mobilization are one of the few ways to stop the Republican fascists and their campaign against American democracy during the 2022 midterms and beyond.
    And Rothkopf reflects on what he learned from his time in the Clinton administration and why there can be no compromise with today’s Republican fascists and why doing so is to surrender and betray American democracy and freedom.
    WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME?
    On Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega
    On Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega
    My email:
    chaunceydevega@gmail.com
    HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW?
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    • 47 min
    Who is Really Responsible for America's (and the World's) Democracy Crisis and the Rising Tide of Neofascism and Fake Right-Wing Populism?

    Who is Really Responsible for America's (and the World's) Democracy Crisis and the Rising Tide of Neofascism and Fake Right-Wing Populism?

    Shawn Rosenberg is a professor of political science and psychology at UC Irvine and one of the world’s foremost experts in political psychology.
    He warns that the average American and other people who live in countries governed by Western-style democracies may be fundamentally unable to follow through on the basic responsibilities of being responsible citizens.
    Such a deficiency helps to explain why right-wing fake populism and other forms of authoritarianism and fascism are compelling to so many people – and that saving American and Western-style democracy from the rising fascist tide will require fundamental reforms of the educational system and democratic institutions.
    In this wide-ranging conversation Shawn Rosenberg also explains why Trump’s followers and those of other right-wing populists and demagogues are so attracted to violence, conspiracism, nationalism, racism, bigotry, the cult of ignorance, dark charisma and the other anti-social values and beliefs that animate such movements.
    WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME?
    On Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega
    On Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega
    My email:
    chaunceydevega@gmail.com
    HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE TRUTH REPORT?
    Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TheTruthReportPodcast
    Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com

    • 33 min
    The South Side of Chicago is Not a Problem to be Solved, It is a Home for the American Spirit.

    The South Side of Chicago is Not a Problem to be Solved, It is a Home for the American Spirit.

    Sudhir Venkatesh is the William B Ransford Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies at Columbia University. His books include Floating City and Gang Leader for a Day.
    Sudhir Venkatesh’s new book is The Tomorrow Game: Rival Teenagers, Their Race for a Gun, and a Community United to Save Them.
    He reflects upon his 30-year relationship with the South Side of Chicago and how racism and classism distort the complex truth about that community and the people who live there.
    Sudhir Venkatesh also explains the importance of listening, respect, and allowing people to tell their own life stories and how sociologists – and people more generally in this moment of democracy crisis and other troubles – can benefit from learning that lesson.
    In this wide-ranging conversation, he also grapples with how American higher education and its most elite institutions have failed to rise to the challenge in this moment of ascendant fascism, the coronavirus pandemic, gangster capitalism, and other great crises.
    Sudhir Venkatesh also shares his thoughts on the critically acclaimed HBO TV series The Wire, and how contrary to the wishes of many white liberals and others who want easy answers while being entertained, it is not some type of definitive text and the authoritative final word about “urban poverty” and crime in America.
    WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME?
    On Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega
    On Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega
    My email:
    chaunceydevega@gmail.com
    HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE TRUTH REPORT?
    Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TheTruthReportPodcast
    Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com

    • 48 min
    Nuclear Espionage? More Proof That Donald Trump is The Worst President in American History and a Traitor

    Nuclear Espionage? More Proof That Donald Trump is The Worst President in American History and a Traitor

    *** This is a special combined episode of The Truth Report and The Chauncey DeVega Show***
    Brynn Tannehill is a leading trans activist and essayist. She has written for such leading publications as The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and The Advocate.
    Tannehill is a former United States Naval Aviator and officer who also served as a campaign analyst for the 5th Fleet Headquarters in Bahrain. After leaving the military, she worked as a senior defense research scientist in private industry.
    Tannehill is the author of several books including American Fascism: How the GOP is Subverting Democracy.
    Tannehill explains that the Republican-fascist movement is in full revolutionary mode and will not stop until America’s pluralistic multiracial democracy is destroyed.
    She highlights the need to use the correct moral language to describe the Republican-fascists and Trump-led anti-democracy movement as evil and why the Democratic Party and too many centrist “reasonable” liberal and progressive types are unable to do what is necessary to save American democracy.
    Tannehill also separates fact from fiction regarding what is actually known about Donald Trump being investigated by the Department of Justice for allegedly violating the Espionage Act and betraying America’s nuclear and other most closely guarded secrets.
    She details a scenario where Donald Trump is (finally) arrested and charged with committing high crimes, then escapes responsibility, and the United States spirals into widespread neofascist violence and other deadly mayhem.
    Chauncey DeVega reflects on the pressures of writing “hot takes” about America’s escalating crises, why so many public voices succumb to chasing controversy and “if it bleeds it leads”, and the necessity of being calm, cool, and collected during this national emergency.
    WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME?
    On Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega
    On Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega
    My email:
    chaunceydevega@gmail.com
    HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE TRUTH REPORT?
    Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TheTruthReportPodcast
    Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com

    • 1 hr 34 min

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