The Good Fight Podcast
The Good Fight Podcast

Escaping the Identity Trap

Why essentializing race is the wrong way to fight racism.

Sept. 26 2018 5:00 AMThe Case for—a Little—IrrationalityTrump’s proud irrationalism is a danger to democracy. But dreams of a wholly rational order are the wrong response.
Aug. 29 2018 8:01 AMParadise LostWhy are Swedish populists going from strength to strength?
Aug. 1 2018 8:07 AMAfter NATODonald Trump is doing enormous damage to the trans-Atlantic relationship.
July 5 2018 3:19 PMThe Case for OptimismFive years ago, Facebook and Twitter were supposed to be democracy’s savior. Today, many blame social media for its ills.
June 6 2018 7:00 AMThe Market ManifestoCapitalism has failed. Only the markets can fix it.
May 9 2018 10:30 AMShould We Compromise on Immigration?The case for—and against—striking a less-than-perfect deal that takes immigration off the table.
April 11 2018 12:04 PMCouples TherapyMinorities will win the culture war. But will they be happy with the terms of the peace settlement?
March 14 2018 8:00 AMThe Corruption of the Evangelical MovementDavid French explains evangelicals could come to embrace Donald Trump.
Feb. 14 2018 7:00 AMThe Conservative Case for Abolishing the GOPJennifer Rubin explains why the Republicans are now a danger to democracy.
Jan. 17 2018 10:25 AMSmash the MonopoliesSabeel Rahman explains why the left should fight against all concentrations of power, from Trump’s White House to Silicon Valley.
Dec. 20 2017 7:45 AMPolitical DisorderFrancis Fukuyama explains why U.S. politics has become so dysfunctional, and how to rescue the American republic.
Nov. 22 2017 7:18 AMDon’t Underestimate Donald Trump’s Threat to DemocracyIan Bassin explains why we should see all of Trump’s violations of democratic norms as related—and how we can fight back.
Oct. 25 2017 7:16 AMDown With Your Protest!Good protests are a key tool to resist Donald Trump. Bad protests hurt the cause. Here’s the difference.
Sept. 27 2017 7:30 AMSlouching Toward BrazilWhy the future of American politics may resemble Latin America.
Aug. 30 2017 8:00 AMThe End of the WestDictators and demagogues are destroying the international system.
Sept. 12 2018 5:00 AMAre Things As Bad As They Look?The Good Fight has been chronicling the rise of populism for nearly two years. So what have we learned? And where are we headed?
Aug. 15 2018 7:00 AMHindus FirstNarendra Modi has amassed huge power by claiming to fight for the “real” India. Is he a danger to the world’s biggest democracy?
July 18 2018 5:01 AMThe Radical ModerateJake Sullivan, one of the most prominent policy wonks in the Democratic Party, makes the case for more radical and imaginative economic policies.
June 20 2018 12:46 PMPutin’s ScapegoatMeet the man who made it his life’s task to improve America’s relations with Russia—and ended up as a prime target of Putin’s ire.
May 23 2018 8:00 AMDon’t Give Up Hope on RussiaThe Kremlin tried to kill him—twice. But Vladimir Kara-Murza still believes that democracy will prevail in Russia.
April 25 2018 7:30 AMHas the United States Ever Been a Real Democracy?Ezra Klein and Yascha Mounk debate whether American democracy under Trump is really different from the injustices minorities have suffered in the past.
March 28 2018 8:00 AMThe Elite Charade of Changing the WorldAnand Giridharadas on why many rich people do harm—even when they think they’re doing good.
Feb. 28 2018 8:30 AMThree Cheers for the National Security StateBenjamin Wittes argues that liberals are right to defend law enforcement against Donald Trump now—and were wrong to distrust the NSA in the past.
Jan. 31 2018 7:30 AMRescue the RefugeesDavid Miliband makes the case for a courageous and generous refugee policy—that takes concerns about immigration seriously.
Jan. 3 2018 7:15 AMThe Economics of PopulismBold economic reform is needed to stem inequality—and halt the rise of the populists.
Dec. 6 2017 7:15 AMSmoothing an ElephantBranko Milanovic, the author of the famous “elephant graph,” explains what’s good about globalization—and how to confront global inequality.
Nov. 8 2017 9:30 AMGood Identity, Bad IdentityThe question isn’t whether we should talk about identity. It’s how we should talk about it.
Oct. 11 2017 10:56 AMFighting Populism With PatriotismE. J. Dionne explains why we can’t beat Trump by running away from nationalism.
Sept. 14 2017 1:28 PMWe Can’t Just Blame Politicians for the Post-Truth Age We Live InHow to wrest politics back from lying populists.
Aug. 16 2017 9:00 AMWhy Populists WinVoters know that populists won’t deliver on their promises. They just don’t care.