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Bart Bonikowski on Nationalism*

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This week, The Annex sits down with Bart Bonikowski of Harvard University. Bart discusses his work on nationalism. Also, the Shutdown, Howard Schultz, taxing the rich, Jordan Peterson meets Doug Ford, and the Duke letter to Chinese students. Special guest host Neda Magbouleh from the University of Toronto.

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