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The Whole Truth with David Eisenhower

Hosted by David Eisenhower – noted historian and author, professor at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania, and grandson and namesake of President Dwight D. Eisenhower – the series tackles some of the weightiest public affairs topics of our time, with a focus that’s global and long-term in scope.

The Taiwan Question

26m 46s

Frequently called “the most dangerous place in the world,” many see the island of Taiwan as the 21st century equivalent of Berlin during the Cold War of an earlier era - the hottest of hot spots, the potential flashpoint for world war between superpowers - in our time those powers being the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America. What should be American policy towards Taiwan?

Episodes

  • What's Next for the Right?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What's Next for the Right?

    S7 E703 - 26m 46s

    The last generation’s icon of American conservatism, Ronald Reagan, supported free trade, welcomed immigration and thought it essential that military power be able to defend democracy anywhere. This generation’s leader of the Republican party, Donald Trump, and his “America First” movement, are seen by many as disagreeing with Reagan on all those issues. So, what lies ahead for the American right?

  • Wither the Two-Party System?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Wither the Two-Party System?

    S7 E702 - 26m 46s

    Amid an increasingly divided political landscape, recent polls show that most Americans view the politics of both the Democratic and Republican parties to be either to the left or right of their own views, with only about one in five saying either party’s politics were “about the same” as their own. Meanwhile, a growing proportion of voters are registering as non-partisan or independent.

  • Preparing for the Next Pandemic — Lessons from Covid-19: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preparing for the Next Pandemic — Lessons from Covid-19

    S7 E704 - 26m 46s

    In our increasingly interconnected world, novel pathogens can find human hosts anywhere on the planet and spread with a never-before-seen speed and scale. So, if we must be preparing for future pandemics, what lessons should be learned from the Covid experience about public policy and the practice of medicine in a time of crisis?

  • The Taiwan Question: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Taiwan Question

    S7 E701 - 26m 46s

    Frequently called “the most dangerous place in the world,” many see the island of Taiwan as the 21st century equivalent of Berlin during the Cold War of an earlier era - the hottest of hot spots, the potential flashpoint for world war between superpowers - in our time those powers being the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America. What should be American policy towards Taiwan?

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