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Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020

Trust and Distrust in the American Political System

Panelists discuss the intersection of U.S. politics and the theory of the “deep state,” including the devolution of public trust in government agencies and what effect this has, how to combat public distrust, and the role and responsibility of U.S. government agencies throughout history.
Joan Dempsey
Former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for Community Management

David Rohde
Executive Editor,; Author, In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth About America’s “Deep State”

Stephen Slick
Intelligence Studies Project Director, Inman Chair in Intelligence Studies, and Clinical Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin; Former Senior Director for Intelligence Programs and Reform, National Security Council

Linda Robinson
Senior International/Defense Researcher, RAND Corporation; Member, Council on Foreign Relations

Quote of the Day

In the late 1930s, the Federal Reserve Board refused to admit it was a government institution. So Patman convinced the District of Columbia’s government to threaten foreclosure of all Federal Reserve Board property; the Board quickly produced evidence that it was indeed part of the federal government.

Matt Stoller
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