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Episode 2.3: “Red State, Blue State, Deep State” (part 3)

Updated: Oct 14, 2020

Readings and media discussed in this Episode:

1. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Columbia Pictures, 1939), Directed by Frank Capra; Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur and Claude Rains.

2. Wikipedia articles on Jesus Clearing the Temple and his Trial before the Sanhedrin.

3. Mike Lofgren “Anatomy of the Deep State”, February 21, 2014, Moyers On Democracy, moyers.com.

4. Mike Lofgren: The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted. Penguin Books, 2013.

5. Mike Lofgren: The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government. Penguin Books, 2016.

6. Irving L. Janis: “Groupthink,” Psychology Today, November 1971.

7. Chalmers Johnson: The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic, Metropolitan, 2005.

8. Robert Heinlein: Starship Troopers. Ace, 1959.

9. Isaac Asimov: Prelude to Foundation. Spectra, 1989.

10. Hannah Arendt: “Eichmann in Jerusalem,” The New Yorker, February 9, 1963; Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, Penguin, 1977.

11. Graham T. Allison: Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis. Harper Collins, 1971. (Out of print). See also Allison’s 1969 essay: “Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis,” The American Political Science Review, Volume 63, Issue 3 (Sep., 1969).

12. Todd Gitlin: Media Unlimited (How the torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives), Picador, 2007.

13. Eric Schlosser: Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, Houghton Mifflin, 2001.


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