Stay Tuned: Blame Today On the 70s (with Kevin Kruse & Julian Zelizer)

Show Notes

Blame Today On the 70s (with Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer)


Kevin Kruse is a Professor of History at Princeton University.

Julian Zelizer is a Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

*Interview taped on 1/21/19.


On this episode of Stay Tuned, Kevin and Julian discuss:

  • Their new book Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 that traces the history of today’s economic, political and social divisions
  • The legacy of civil rights movements and Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • The role of Twitter historians and their obligation to speak up and correct misinformation


References made in the episode:

  • Kruse and Zelizer’s Washington Post op-ed on The Fairness Doctrine
  • A 2000 poll asking people if they were in the top 1%; read David Brooks analysis of the results
  • Zelizer’s op-ed on Pence’s invocation of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have A Dream speech
  • Kevin’s debut Twitter thread on Southern Democrats
  • Enes Kanter’s Stay Tuned video


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