This bonus episode gets us ready for the election in 2020 — and beyond! The lessons in this episode apply to the Democratic process overall.

Danielle Holtz is a historian of US political culture, intellectual history,and US foreign policy, Dr. Holtz focuses on conservatism and white supremacy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is currently working on a book manuscript about racial nationalism and American politics based on her dissertation, “’Who Are the True Conservatives?’: A Critical History of American Conservatism in the Nineteenth Century.” She received her PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. She also served as the assistant editor for the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History, published in 2013.

To catch up with our guest:

Twitter: @daniholtz

In this episode we speak about:

  • Dissidents have existed throughout US history, but have been written out of the historical record.
  • Democracy takes work. If we don’t do the work we get fascism.
  • Donald Trump is our era’s James Buchanan.
  • Election interference can signal an end of democracy.
  • How caring for each other is part of the work.