GUEST: Rebecca Gordon, writes for Tom Dispatch and has a new piece called “What’s Wrong With the Republicans, Fruits of the Twin Roots of Evil: Slavery and Imperial Expansion.” She is on the faculty of the University of San Francisco’s Philosophy Department. Her most recent book is American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes.
BACKGROUND: Watching the many hours of impeachment hearings over the past several weeks has been a challenging experience, particularly when House Republican committee members addressed witnesses. The obfuscations and angry defiance with which they have defended President Donald Trump could lead one to believe they inhabit an entirely different plane of reality.
Asking “What’s Wrong with Republicans” in a new article is my guest Rebecca Gordon. According to Gordon, “The Trump Republican Party has inherited, and continues to make use of, the legacies of this nation’s twin evils: slavery and imperial expansion.”