41.1. Showdown: Trump vs. the Deep State

Saturday, June 3 | 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
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Peter Dale Scott and Robert Scheer in conversation with David Talbot

Some of the deepest thinkers about power in the U.S. engage in a provocative discussion about one of the greatest showdowns in recent history: President Trump vs. his vast national security complex. Who will win? Should progressives actually be rooting for secret government? Will democracy be the loser, no matter who triumphs in this mighty power struggle? Peter Dale Scott is the godfather of scholarly research into the dark, labyrinthine workings of American power, most recently author of ‘The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy.’ Robert Scheer is one of our country’s leading progressive journalists and the author of numerous books, recently ‘They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy.’ David Talbot, a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, is the founder of Salon and author many books, most recently ‘The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America’s Secret Government.’ (Open seating; no tickets needed!)

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