We speak with Mark Danner, a longtime staff writer for The New Yorker who is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and teaches at the University of California, Berkeley and Bard College. He joins us to discuss his latest article at the NYRB, "The Con He Rode in On: Why do people hardly even talk about all the car plants Trump has brought to Michigan?" At the rapturous rallies Mark Danner attended, Trump’s fans believed and applauded him when he lied to them declaring, “We brought you a lot of car plants, Michigan!. We brought you a LOT of car plants. You know that, right?” Given that example, we can only hold our breath as millions of his armed followers stew in righteous anger believing that the election was stolen from him. 

November 08, 2020
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October 21, 2020
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March 04, 2017

Vox writer Sean Illing interviews Mark Danner on how America's "war on terror" was unwittingly designed to last forever. The interview was published on February 24, 2017. 

February 25, 2017

Mark Danner sat down with Bard President Leon Botstein to discuss President Donald Trump's first days in office and his approach to foreign and domestic policy. The event was held at Bard's Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 2, 2017.
February 04, 2017

How did President Obama deal with the news media and what can reporters and publishers expect from Donald Trump? Mark Danner discusses the U.S. President's evolving relationship with the media on Your Call, with Rose Aguilar. The show aired on San Francisco's KALW 91.7FM on Jan. 20, 2017.

January 20, 2017

What happens when Donald Trump's improv act takes the highest stage?

Writer Mark Danner sat down to talk with This is hell! radio host Chuck Mertz about Donald Trump's  future as a political actor and his article The Real Trump that was published in the New York Review of Books. Danner explains how Trump's populist infrastructure and entitlement promises will likely be tested early by a Republican congress. The show aired on Jan. 7, 2017, on WNUR 89.3FM Chicago.

January 16, 2017
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December 22, 2016

On Friday, November 11, 2016, Bard College hosted a public, post-election dialogue with Bard President Leon Botstein and Mark Danner, James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities and contributor to the New York Review of Books. The discussion was sponsored by Bard's Human Rights Project and Center for Civic Engagement.

December 17, 2016

On the September 16th edition of Your Call, for the Friday media roundtable, Rose Aguilar continues the conversation with Mark Danner about his new book Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War.

September 16, 2016

For the Friday media roundable on the August 5, 2016 edition of KALW's Your Call, Rose Aguilar has a conversation with veteran journalist Mark Danner about his new book Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War.

August 05, 2016
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Like Hercules, Donald Trump is a work of fiction
May 11, 2016

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