Rozhovor Britských listů 397. Amerika má strach říkat vtipy [Britské listy Interview 397. America is afraid to make jokes]

Culik, J. and von Kunes, K. (2021) Rozhovor Britských listů 397. Amerika má strach říkat vtipy [Britské listy Interview 397. America is afraid to make jokes]. [Audio]

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Abstract

It has been more than 100 days since Joe Biden has replaced Donald Trump as the President of the United States. Has anything changed in that country? Jan Čulík discusses the current political and cultural atmosphere in the US with Professor Karen von Kunes of Yale University. The United States has basically given up on its role of a global defender of democracy because it is grappling with too many problems at home. The main problem is the racial issue, but also the issue of poverty of tens of millions of both blacks and whites. Many whites feel guilty for the oppression of black people and the Americans generally are now very wary of what they can say in public about the issue - they have decided even not to make jokes about it. Thus, while the United States prides itself for its freedom of speech, in reality, almost everyone in the US is now wary of what they say in public. The interview was broadcast on the Czech cable TV station Regionalnitelevize.cz from 11th June 2021.

Item Type:Audio
Keywords:USA, Black Lives Matter, poverty in the USA, freedom of speech in America, Karen von Kunes, Jan Čulík, Jan Čulík, Britské listy interviews, US foreign policy, Joe Biden.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Culik, Dr Jan
Authors: Culik, J., and von Kunes, K.
Subjects:E History America > E151 United States (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Slavonic Studies
Publisher:Britské listy, Regionalnitelevize.cz
Copyright Holders:Britské listy
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