• Interest Groups: Crash Course Government and Politics #42
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    Interest Groups: Crash Course Government and Politics #42

    Hello, I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics and today we’re going to talk about something almost every American has an opinion on: interest groups. Now if you’ve been watching these episodes and reading the comments you might be thinking that we’ve been trying to avoid the issue of money in politics and the role of special interests in the U.S. political system. We have. If you are one those people that wants to talk about money in politics, this episode will not disappoint you. I’m kidding, I know that some of you will still be disappointed. But mainly because I’m still not John Green. [Theme Music]…

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    Confident Pluralism: Living in a Deeply Diverse Society

    In our country’s history and in our best moments, we have protected the ability of different groups to pursue different ways of life. We would not have had suffrage, we would not have had abolition, we would not have had civil rights without the groups that preceded those efforts, the groups of people who met in private spaces and sometimes for purely social means to craft agendas, to form friendships, and to pursue solidarity. Confident pluralism is a response to the recognition that we live in a deeply divisive and diverse society where our differences are not going to be overcome. So, it’s a challenge and a question of how…