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Putin's Wars, Sitting Too Much, Authentic Politics

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Oct 24, 2015 1:00 pm

Putin's Wars Marcel Van Herpen is a Security expert specializing in Russia, Eastern Europe, and the post-Soviet states. Author of three books on Putin’s Russia: Putin's Propaganda Machine - Soft Power and Russian Foreign Policy, Putin’s Wars – The Rise of Russia’s New Imperialism, Putinism – The Slow Rise of a Radical Right Regime in Russia. Mr. Van Herpen gives us some insight into Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sitting Too Much Dr. Alan Hedge is a Professor in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis at Cornell University. He directs the Human Factors and Ergonomics teaching and research programs. His research and teaching activities have focused on issues of design and workplace ergonomics as these affect the health, comfort and productivity of workers. He shares with Dr. Townsend the pros and cons to sitting vs. standing. Authenticity in Politics Dr. Seth Masket is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Denver. Author of No Middle Ground: How Informal Party Organizations Control Nominations and Polarize Legislatures. Worked as a senior writer in the White House Office of Correspondence and as a direct mail consultant on several political campaigns in the mid-1990s. Dr. Masket joins Dr. Townsend to discuss authenticity in politics and how much we really want to know about our politicians.