Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Ep. 65: Alexander Stille on the Importance of Journalism, Trump’s Italian Precursor Silvio Berlusconi, & Truth Decay in Media

March 8, 2019

On this edition Parallax Views, award-winning veteran journalist Alexander Stille joins us to discuss the importance of journalism, understanding President Donald Trump and the rise of right-wing populism through the scandalous reign of Italy's longest-running post-war Prime Minsiter Silvio Berlusconi, and how we arrived at a moment of "alternative facts" and fake news that have led to a social "truth decay" in which media consumers have wildly different conceptions of what constitutes reality.

Note: Some commentary on SCOTUS and Congress in this episode slightly date this recording, but only make up a few lines of the conversation.