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tv   After Words  CSPAN  November 6, 2016 11:55pm-12:01am EST

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several of these books have been discussed on book tv and you can find them on our website booktv.org. >> election night on c-span, watch the results and be part of a national conversation about the outcome. the on location at the hillary clinton and donald trump election night headquarters and watch victory and concession speeches in key senate house and governor races starting live at eight pm eastern and throughout the following 24 hours. watch live on c-span, ondemand@cspan.org or listen to our live coverage with the free c-span radio app. >> it surprisingly hard for the media to debunk some of those statements. in ways in which the people who believe those statements will find convincing. one of the things i talked about in the book is about a movement
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which is essentially a reaction to enlightenment based on reason and is most happy where arguments are based on evidence and fact. a reaction to that, which is says no, when we talk to each other, what matters most is identity and solidarity with the community. what matters is my relationship to you which, very quickly becomes an association with authentic language with nation and the national community so we talk honestly and i use this
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word, being authentic, that something in the eye of the beholder, but people who struggle to appear authentic and who want to leverage or exploit the idea of authenticity, this really begins in the 19th century and of course famously in the 1930s across germany and italy, i sent a schism becomes essential to their appeal and they try very hard to distinguish themselves in the way they speak from traditional rational politicians so they focus much more on stories about us and them. were together, i'm like you, i'm not like a politician, i'm like you, i speak like speak like you, i understand what you're
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going through, together we can ward off the press from them, whoever that might be. that might be the elite. >> but they today might be the elite immigrant and us that we are the honest hard-working, the middle class who has been left behind by globalization, whose contribution to this country is not properly rewarded or accepted and whose values are being undermined by multiculturalism or political correctness, you've seen them mention the phrase political correctness.
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there's a sense of conscience that has been stolen so in that context what matters to audiences is does the story ring true? does what the speaker is saying, does it feel emotionally true, and if it feels emotionally true , whether it's a literally true or not may not matter so much. i think the problem with the media is debunking and fact checking individual statements by donald trump may well absolutely convinced the readers of your newspaper or the viewers of c-span, but they never believed him in the first place probably. what they do believe in, they think it's the elite media trying to shut donald trump up or to damage him because he's telling the truth. you can watch this and other
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programs on my netbook tv.org. >> since the presidential election is on tuesday, we thought we would do something a little different for this month's in-depth program. instead of focusing on one author, we have three presidential historians. a this was taped elections and the white house. earlier today. : >> it's a change with a new figure in the white house, a new figure of state and of course the passion of the voters and so forth. >> when you talk about a symbol of state, how important is that? >> very important to. having the presidencys

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