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Past Present brings together three historians to discuss what's happening in American politics and culture today. Natalia, Neil, and Niki bring historical insights to the news of the day, offering listeners an alternative to the reflexive and polarized world of punditry. Interested in the world around you but exhausted by rote reactions and partisan talking points? You've come to the right place.
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Now displaying: August, 2022
Aug 30, 2022

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss – and celebrate! - the publication of Niki’s new book, Partisans: The Conservative Revolutionaries Who Remade American Politics in the 1990s.

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  • Partisans drops on August 30, 2022. You can order Niki’s book here.

 

 

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Aug 16, 2022

In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss the defamation trial of right-wing conspiracist Alex Jones.

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Aug 9, 2022

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the history of third parties in American politics.

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Aug 2, 2022

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki discuss the history of U.S. national parks.

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