Philosopher’s Roundtable: Exploring & Analyzing Extreme Politics

Dr. Ben Carson (Photo Credit: Paul Lynch on Flickr)September 23, 2015 – Segment 1

In our show today  Dr. John Bullock sits in as host of the Marc Steiner Show. He is Professor of Political Science at Towson University.

We begin with a Philosopher’s Roundtable analyzing extreme politics. How does the rise of the Far Right and Far Left impact politics generally and what do those trends say about our society? We discuss the political outliers like Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson, and the rise of the Far Right and Far Left in places like Greece and the election of Jeremy Corbyn as head of the Labour Party in the UK. Joining us are: Dr. Todd Steven Burroughs, journalist, historian and popular culture geek, who recently wrote the article in The Root, “History Repeats Itself With Backlash Against Black Empowerment“; Dr. Tara Bynum, Post-Doctoral Fellow in the English Department at Rutgers University; and Dr. Stella Rouse, Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland and Director of the Center for American Politics and Citizenship.