McCoy Speaks to NPR on Polarization in Venezuela

NPR’s The Democracy Test hosted Dr. Jennifer McCoy to speak about polarization in Venezuela. The Democracy Test is a six-part series from Truth, Politics and Power hosted by Neal Conan and historian Heather Cox Richardson and interviews academics about stressors on American democracy historically and today.

The second episode, called House Divided, includes an interview with McCoy about polarization in Venezuela and lessons for the U.S.; a great story by Yale historian Joanne Freeman about fisticuffs in the 1850s Congress; and an interview with K. Anthony Appiah, NYU philosopher and NYT ethicist on what to do now, where he also tracks McCoy’s research.  The episode gives an understanding of the current state of affairs in historical and comparative perspective.

Listen to the episode here.