Michael Weiss is an American journalist and author. Weiss is a senior editor for The Daily Beast, a consulting executive editor at Coda Story, a columnist for Foreign Policy, an author, and a frequent national security analyst and contributor for CNN.
How does Russian propaganda work now, compared to the Soviet era? What power structures have kept Putin in place for decades? And what does Putin think about democracy, subverting American media, and Trump? Michael Weiss is Director of Special Investigations at the Free Russia Foundation, a columnist for Foreign Policy, and editor-at-large at The Daily Beast. He joins Heaton to peer into the mind of the Russian state. Season 2, Ep 48
In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Michael Weiss and Yascha Mounk about the state of global politics. They discuss the rise of right-wing populism in Europe, the prospect that democracy could fail in the US, Trump’s political instincts, the political liability of “wokeness,” the Left’s failure to re-think its support of Chavez, the dangers of political polarization, the attractions of extreme partisanship, cancel culture, and other topics. SUBSCRIBE to continue listening and gain access to all content on samharris.org/subscribe.
Our featured guest this week is Journalist Michael Weiss (CNN National Security Analyst, Coauthor, ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror). We discuss his time reporting from Syria at the start of the Syrian Revolution, as well as his reporting on matters pertaining to ISIS and the US invasion of Iraq. Were these conflicts justified?
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Aug 2nd, 1976
Location
New York, New York, United States of America
Episode Count
3
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
3 hours, 28 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 855602