The Case Against Localism

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Dasgupta, Sunil. "The Case Against Localism." Interview with Trevor Latimer. I Hate Politics Podcast. 30 June, 2023.


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This year’s Fourth of July episode explores the ideology of localism, a foundational tenet of American political philosophy. Sunil Dasgupta talks with political theorist and author Trevor Latimer about his new book. Small Isn’t Beautiful, where he takes on the widespread presumption that the government closest to us is necessarily the best. Local news re LGBTQ+ book protests, Maryland opens to marijuana, and the Anacostia River opens to swimming after a half-century. Music from the band Finster. Their 2023 album, Crosswinds, now on vinyl: Latimer’s book: MD marijuana FAQ: ​​ Anacostia swim event: