2/9 We wondered: does Fox News need to be neutralized? Or maybe radically ostracized? And if, in a democratic society in which free speech is foundational, is that an outcome we really want?
3/9 @bobosphere: “Both questions are premised on the belief that whatever Fox has been since its 1996 launch – a megaphone for wedge issues, fear mongering, lies, conspiracy theories, personal vilification, culture wars – has poisonously mutated.”
Turns out that this radio show/podcast of ours has a deep back catalogue of episodes that could double as lessons for remote classes! We’ve got history segments, social studies segments, even some material for English lit... So, teachers & parents: gather ‘round for a *thread*
Our 5-part series on poverty examines and debunks myths about self-sufficiency and virtue. Is America a land of opportunity? How do we understand will power and work ethic? Ben Franklin shows up. Great for history and civics classes. wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/p…
If you're looking for material on US core principles and founding documents, check out @OTMBrooke's conversation with historian Jill Lepore about "These Truths."
Key quote: "Our Republic does not pre-exist newspapers." !!!!! wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/s…
Only 7 months ago, Democrats were still incredibly wary about the political implications of moving forward on impeachment. At the time, @paulwaldman1 teased apart the motivations driving the pro- and anti-impeachment factions of the political left. wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/s…
Here's a #MayDay photo from 1912 in Union Square, NY
"The workers fight the wars, the bosses reap the profits."
You may have also heard that May 1st is "Loyalty Day" -- that comes about after World War II, specifically as a way to "counter any attempts to revive radical May Day demonstrations" according to @DHavertyStacke
But patriotism was a part of #MayDay from the very beginning...
@DHavertyStacke NY Socialists in the 1890s were passing resolutions that they were going to carry the American flag into Union Square -- they felt a duty to carry it with the red flag.
Up until the Spanish-American War in 1898, America...wasn’t called America. It was the United States; it was Columbia. But once the country acquired major swaths of overseas territory, it needed a new name to fit its new status. 2/
It also needed to be *represented* differently. We’re used to seeing the United States represented via what political scientist Benedict Anderson called the “logo map”: 3/