Providence College Podcast

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Summary

Political Science Department Chair Dr. Bill Hudson, working on the ninth edition of his book, American Democracy in Peril, joined us to discuss the eight enduring challenges to America’s future that he identified when the book was first published in 1988. He also talked about his students, his PC career that began when he joined the faculty in 1974, and a senior seminar conducted in his dining room 35 years ago.

The eight challenges (from American Democracy in Peril)
Separation of Powers
The Imperial Judiciary
Radical Individualism
Citizen Participation
Elections Without the People’s Voice
The “Privileged Position” of Business
Economic Inequality
The National Security State

Show Notes

Political Science Department Chair Dr. Bill Hudson, working on the ninth edition of his book, American Democracy in Peril, joined us to discuss the eight enduring challenges to America’s future that he identified when the book was first published in 1988. He also talked about his students, his PC career that began when he joined the faculty in 1974, and a senior seminar conducted in his dining room 35 years ago. The eight challenges (from American Democracy in Peril) Separation of Powers The Imperial Judiciary Radical Individualism Citizen Participation Elections Without the People’s Voice The “Privileged Position” of Business Economic Inequality The National Security State

What is Providence College Podcast?

The Providence College Podcast features interviews with interesting members of the Friar Family. These in-depth conversations with PC students, Dominicans, faculty, staff, and alumni provide a rich look into the lives of noteworthy Friars. Occasionally we will also bring you on-campus lectures and presentations. Go Friars!