• Episode 38: Trump’s Base––Interview with David Norman Smith (Part 2)

    Continuation of interview with sociologist David Norman Smith about his research into the characteristics of Trump supporters and why they support Trump. He and the co-hosts discuss the desire for authoritarian leadership, its link to prejudice, different views of economic policy within Trump’s base, Trump voters’ supposed “economic anxiety,” and much more. Much of the discussion deals with the “74.2 Million Question”––why is support for Trump so unshakeable?––and what to do in light of that.

    The episode’s current-events segment is about Stanley Greenberg’s famous focus groups of “Reagan Democrats,” which provide further evidence that Trumpism was a pre-existing condition.

    Radio Free Humanity is co-hosted by Brendan Cooney and Andrew Kliman, and sponsored by Marxist-Humanist Initiative (https://www.marxisthumanistinitiative.org/ ).




Radio Free Humanity is a podcast covering news, politics and philosophy from a Marxist-Humanist perspective. It is co-hosted by Brendan Cooney and Andrew Kliman. We intend to release new episodes every two weeks. Radio Free Humanity is sponsored by MHI, but the views expressed by the co-hosts and guests of Radio Free Humanity are their own. They do not necessarily reflect the views and positions of MHI.


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September 24, 2019