The Gist: Julian Zelizer on Woodrow Wilson and Trump induced anxiety.

Grappling With Woodrow Wilson’s Racist Legacy at Princeton

Grappling With Woodrow Wilson’s Racist Legacy at Princeton

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Dec. 8 2015 7:36 PM

Woodrow Wilson’s Racist Legacy

The former Princeton president screened Birth of a Nation and supported segregation.

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Woodrow Wilson.

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Listen to Episode 393 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, professor Julian Zelizer joins us to discuss how to understand Woodrow Wilson in the context of his time, and how Princeton is grappling with that legacy today. He’s the author of The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society. For the Spiel, Trump induced anxiety gets its own crisis intervention hotline.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.