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The global view on democracy in America from The Economist. Every Friday Economist correspondents John Prideaux, Charlotte Howard and Jon Fasman explore one theme shaping American politics in a momentous election year. Joined by colleagues reporting from across the US and the rest of the world, they dig deep into history, culture, and, of course, economics. Together they provide a unique perspective on the 2020 elections and the road to power in America. And answer questions you didn’t know you had, like: What connects an Oval Office portrait to the assassination of Iran’s top general? How did the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan shape Iowa’s rural/urban divide? Who was the last Socialist to run for president?
21 Aug 2020 • 37 mins
The Democrats used their convention this week to showcase the breadth of the coalition built to oust President Trump. Republican defectors shared a platform with leftists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. But climate, minority rights, even capitalism, are all areas of disagreement. Can Joe Biden unite the party?Host John Prideaux, The Economist's US editor, with Jon Fasman, Washington correspondent, and Charlotte Howard, New York bureau chief. For access to The Economist’s print, digital and audio editions subscribe: economist.com/2020electionpod The Economist is seeking applicants for two paid fellowships in America. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.