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On this week’s episode of the Time of Monsters podcast, author Linda Hirschman joins the show to discuss the problems of activism in a country divided against itself. In the past I’ve described Linda as “the Cassandra of the American left” for her writing on reproductive freedom. She’s warned us of the moment that has now arrived, the end of Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood.

Lincoln said in 1858, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” That was true then, and it’s true now. It makes Linda’s new book on the abolitionist movement all the more relevant. It’s titled The Color of Abolition: How a Printer, a Prophet, and a Contessa Moved a Nation.

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