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Shaky Ground: Exploring the Global Turbulence of 2016

Coming up in today's podcast:

  • The world is going through a turbulent period. Are we're currently experiencing an unstoppable shift in power from the West back to the East? Peter Frankopan, historian at Oxford University and author of "The Silk Roads: A New History of the World," weighs in.
  • Selina Leem is just 19-years-old and is watching her home quietly disappear. She lives in The Marshall Islands, a place that will soon be lost to climate change. She joins The Takeaway to explain how she is saying goodbye. 
  • Peter Pomerantsev, senior fellow at the Legatum Institute in London and the author of "Nothing is True and Everything is Possible," argues that we are now living in a “post-fact” environment, where people create their own narratives, no matter what the reality of any given situation might be.
  • How are all of these factors affecting American democracy, and what does the 2016 election say about where we are in terms of longterm sustainable governance? Jenny Mansbridge, a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and the author of "Beyond Adversary Democracy," weighs in. 


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