This week, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss Trump’s strange legal maneuvering in the obstruction investigation; what Trump’s second term would do to U.S. democracy; and what voters deserve to know about a candidate’s health.
Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
Jonathan Rauch for The Atlantic “ [Trump’s Second Term Would Look Like This] (https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/08/trump-2024-reelection-viktor-orban-hungary/671264/) ”
[Age of Innocence] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1508475571/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Edith Wharton
[Portrait of a Lady] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1695036042/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Henry James
[Heart of Darkness] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1673303056/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Joseph Conrad
[Lord Jim] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1853260371/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Joseph Conrad
[Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006CPAREQ/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Studs Terkel
[This Is Chance!: The Shaking of an All-American City, a Voice That Held It Together] (https://www.amazon.com/This-Chance-Shaking-All-American-Together/dp/B081KB35YW/ref=sr_1_1?crid=191705W0N8C37&keywords=This+is+chance&qid=1662061091&s=books&sprefix=this+is+chance%2Cstripbooks%2C94&sr=1-1) , by Jon Mooallem
[The Way We Live Now] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1853262552/?tag=slatmaga-20) , by Anthony Trollope
Here are this week’s chatters:
John: Ella Koeze, Denise Lu and Charlie Smart for The New York Times: “ [Can You Gerrymander Your Party to Power?] (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/01/27/us/politics/congressional-gerrymandering-redistricting-game-2022.html) ”
Emily: Aaron Byrd, Weiyi Cai, Geoff Macdonald, Emily Rhyne, Noah Throop, Joe Ward and Jeremy White for The New York Times: “ [The Toss] (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/08/28/sports/tennis/tennis-serve-ball-toss.html) ”
David: [CityCast DC] (https://dc.citycast.fm/) ; [Bad Sisters] (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15469618/)
Listener chatter from Michael Koehler: Christo Grozev for Bellingcat: “ [Socialite, Widow, Jeweller, Spy: How a GRU Agent Charmed Her Way Into NATO Circles in Italy] (https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2022/08/25/socialite-widow-jeweller-spy-how-a-gru-agent-charmed-her-way-into-nato-circles-in-italy/) ”
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Emily, David, and John discuss the non-political books that most influenced their understanding of politics.
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Research by Bridgette Dunlap.
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