John R Selig

Writer. Photographer. Podcaster. Outspoken.

Episode 45 – Rick Shenkman, Historian and Author of “Just How Stupid Are We? Facing The Truth About The American Voter”

John Selig Outspoken – Episode 45 (MP3, 71MB, 1hr 2min)

Rick Shenkman, Historian and “New York Times” best-selling author, discusses his new book and talks about the ignorance most Americans have about politics and how their government works. He also describes the History Network News website that he founded and edited along with his website (no longer available.) My commentary during this episode is called, “The Dumbing Down of America.”

Rick Shenkman, Historian and New York Times best-selling author
Just How Stupid Are We?
(Amazon Books | Powell’s Books | IndieBound)
Rick Shenkman’s new book, discussed at length on this episode

Featured Websites

How Stupid Blog no longer available

Rick Shenkman’s Appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with John Stewart” no longer available

History News Network

History Resources from History News Network

The New York Times

Mother Jones

The Nation

The Weekly Standard

The New Republic