Episode 4

The Threat Industrial Complex Is Coming To Kill Everyone You Love With Its Fearmongering (Michael A. Cohen)

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Boston Globe columnist Michael A. Cohen, the coauthor of the new book "Clear and Present Safety: The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters to Americans," explains why we're worried about the wrong stuff, why Harry Truman was arguably the GOAT of scaring the hell out of Americans unnecessarily, and why it's silly for the Democrats to let concerns about "firing up" Donald Trump's base influence their 2020 primary process. (Music, in order: Why? - “The Vowels, Pt. 2”; Against Me! - "From Her Lips To God's Ears (The Energizer)"; and Country Joe & The Fish - "The Fish Cheer / I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To Die Rag")