GasLit Nation with historian David Shimer

If you’ve always wanted to know how Putin could get away with highjacking our democracy in 2016, the book Rigged: America, Russia, and One Hundred Years of Electoral Interference will provide much-needed answers and insights.

Historian David Shimer spoke to dozens of officials, from the intelligence community to the Obama administration, who share what happened in 2016, what they wish they would have done differently, and the vulnerabilities that plague our elections to this day. 

Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa are experts on authoritarian states who warned America about election hacking years before 2016. Here, they take a deep dive on the news, skipping outrage to deliver analysis, history, context, and sharp insight on global affairs.


 

GasLit Nation: Rage

This is possibly the angriest episode of Gaslit Nation ever, and that’s saying something. What a nightmare week. We open with a discussion of the ongoing abuse of migrants in concentration camps at the US border, particularly women and children. We call for new Nuremberg trials to bring these criminals to justice and we will refuse to accept anything less if Biden manages to win the White House.

GasLit Nation: Good Germans

The phrase “good Germans” refers to the Germans living in the Third Reich who enabled Hitler and his Nazi regime yet remained in denial that they were doing so. Or they did know, but they put on a show of respectability. They were “just following orders,” they’ll say, or they’ll claim they didn’t have a choice. The good Germans were liars: you always have a choice. And the “good Germans” of Trump’s America are no different.

GasLit Nation: How to Hack an Election – The Jennifer Cohn Interview

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We’re thrilled to welcome tenacious election security advocate Jennifer Cohn, who was an early and brave voice in documenting the attacks on the 2016 election and the broader threat of vulnerable election infrastructure. We ran an excerpt last week for Patreon subscribers — here is the full interview where we ask Cohn what happened in 2016 and what safeguards have been taken since then to secure our election systems. 

GasLit Nation: “So Many Cults, So Little Time”

America 2020 is a land of cults – personality cults, death cults, conspiratory cults, and a transnational crime syndicate masquerading as a government that binds them all together! We examine how the GOP has abandoned even the pretense of a platform in favor of blind worship of Dear Leader, Donald Trump and a dynastic kleptocracy run by Ivanka and Jared. We delve into Jared’s latest dirty deals around the world, and warn of the consequences of allowing an anti-American crime family to retain power.