James Kirchick – How the GOP Became Russian Collaborators

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On July 18, Ian spoke with James Kirchick, a journalist and foreign correspondent who is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age”, who discussed his article at Politico “How the GOP Became the Party of Putin”. Since Trump’s core supporters live in a bubble of delusion impervious to facts and evidence, they assessed the extent to which Trump’s advisors like Bannon and Gorka have followed the playbook of Putin’s media guru Vladislav Surkov to create a parallel universe of alternative facts in which there is no objective truth, but where only subjective truth matters.

Hear the Full Interview