Thursday, June 09, 2016

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Noah Michelson, the Voices Editorial Director and Executive Editor of Queer Voices at The Huffington Post, and the co-host of the Love + Sex Podcast returns to the show as he does every Thursday to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines over at Queer Voices. You can also follow Noah on twitter.

Since the beginning of this year's presidential campaigns we have been hearing endlessly about the evils of career politicians and the need to need to bring in outsiders in order to shake things up and get the country back on track. However, according to historian Sean Wilentz, this not some new idea, but rather has been a political rallying cry throughout American history, and furthermore this idea is completely wrong. In his new book The Politicians and the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics, he argues that throughout our country’s history, all of the really truly important and transformative moments were actually completed by party politicians and not because of the influence of outsiders.  Sean joins me today on the show to talk all about the book and the ways in which historians have underestimated the contributions and talents of political insiders and exaggerated the influence of activist outsiders. 

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