Busted Link

HBO pulled links to Bill  Maher’s program of 3/24/17 not long after Sunday’s post went live, so when you clicked the link, instead of a video you got a metaphorical bowling ball dropped on the floor. To extend the metaphor, here’s a resetting of the pins.

This is a link to a clip that’s available now without you having to give HBO your personal information and a credit card. The audio is a bit funky but it’s passable. Listen for the content. I’ve transcribed the discussion and you can download a PDF of a lightly edited version (a little less humor) by clicking on this link:

Professor-Timothy-Snyder-on-Bill-Maher

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I’ll be presenting Money, Politics & Democracy: You Aren’t Getting What You Want at the Evanston Unitarian Church, 1330 Ridge starting at 7:00PM on Wednesday, March 29. This topic is critical to our democracy and the flood of big money into our politics is the mother lode of our national dysfunction. Come join us for the discussion and bring two friends, because they need to know, too.

 

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2 Responses to Busted Link
  1. Paris Pepoon Reply

    The professor is spot on. But how do you get the people who like Trump to listen and see the comparisons. They won’t. I can see how Hitler became popular as some people have no thoughts of their own.

  2. Jim Altschuler Reply

    Professor Snyder has lent his far more educated/ knowledgeable thoughts to my own. I first stated my opinion about what I perceived as an possible upcoming fascist future over a year ago, before Trump was even made the Republican standard-bearer. My thoughts and opinions have definitely not changed.

    Consider the actions to date: A campaign of lies, half-truths and innuendo; statements that couldn’t be verified; vilification of his opposition whether deserved or not; parading (including his family members) like a film star at the Oscars; selecting a bevy of corporate fat-cats for his cabinet, including several from previously disgraced companies; stating his intent to commit a myriad of questionable changes*; demonstrating repeatedly his lack of preparedness for major and minor things (including his meeting with German chancellor Angela Merkel). It seems frighteningly familiar.

    BEWARE America. Remember that “Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.”

    * Build a 30 foot wall along the southern border, not allowing immigrants from 7 [or so] Islamic nations in violation of more than 240 years of our national practice, trying to reverse the medical insurance for more than 20 million citizens supplied by the Affordable Care Act, etc.