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Mar 19, 2024

This week, I'm chatting with Javier Corrales, professor of Political Science at Amherst College and author of "Autocracy Rising: How Venezuela Transitioned to Authoritarianism."  We cover the following topics:

  • The rising trend of autocracy globally;
  • The autocratic tendencies in El Salvador under President Bukele;
  • The erosion of democratic norms and institutions in various countries, including the United States and Hungary;
  • Analysis of American political opinion on autocracy and its impact on foreign policy, particularly regarding Ukraine;
  • The autocratization process in Venezuela and Maduro's consolidation of power; and
  • Examination of the Latino vote and its divisions, with insights into Trump's appeal among certain segments and the Republican Party's shifting stance on immigration.

Check out this week's episode!

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