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The Chauncey DeVega Show is the official podcast of Salon.com politics writer Chauncey DeVega. On a weekly basis the show features a relaxed and free-form conversation with artists, authors, musicians, researchers, academics, journalists, activists, as well as Hollywood actors and directors.

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Ep. 241: Jared Diamond on His New Book "Upheaval' and How Countries Choose to Succeed or Fail

Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of numerous books including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. Dr. Diamond's new book is Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis. In addition to many other honors, Dr. Diamond is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation genius award. 

Dr. Diamond highlights the four factors that could end America's global dominance, how societies and their leaders choose to succeed or fail, the importance of national character and national identity, the need for countries to be honest with themselves if they are to thrive and prosper, the perils of the Age of Trump, and why government is a force for good if used properly and not the bogeyman of "socialism" that Republicans howl about in the United States.

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On this week's show Chauncey DeVega reflects on the eliminationist and other vile language used by Trump's ICE and Border Patrol goons--refugees, migrants, and undocumented immigrants are being held in "freezers" and "dog pounds" while they are abused and their children are stolen from them. Chauncey also warns the American people: Trump is now publicly admitting that he is a proud criminal and traitor who likes to steal elections with the help of hostile foreign countries....matters will only get worse in America and the country's democracy is on life support.

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