Checks and Balance

By The Economist
<p>The global view on democracy in America from The Economist. </p><p><br></p><p>Every Friday Economist correspondents John Prideaux, Charlotte Howard and Jon Fasman explore one theme shaping American politics in a momentous election year.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Joined by colleagues reporting from across the US and the rest of the world, they dig deep into history, culture, and, of course, economics.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Together they provide a unique perspective on the 2020 elections and the road to power in America. And answer questions you didn’t know you had, like: What connects an Oval Office portrait to the assassination of Iran’s top general? How did the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan shape Iowa’s rural/urban divide? Who was the last Socialist to run for president?</p>

Listen on


Latest episode