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In the Name of the Dead
Dec 17 17
Four months after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Obama said that "the memories of these children demand" political action. This argument, which would become the centerpiece of Obama's campaign for gun control, raises questions of ethics and political strategy. Dr. Craig Rood, author of a forthcoming essay on the "warrant of the dead," joins us to discuss this argument and the political chasm it opened up.
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Very smart-great for language lovers!
The podcast analyzing the language of Supreme Court dissents was so great! Brian has excellent guests and a knack for uncovering subtle cultural meaning. Awesome stuff!
Date published: 2015-08-26