The Problem with Political Hobbyism with Eitan Hersh

November 24, 2020 8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 52 min Download
The Problem with Political Hobbyism with Eitan Hersh

The Problem with Political Hobbyism with Eitan Hersh

November 24, 2020 8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 52 min Download
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CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Has online activism and doomscrolling through twitter turned politics into just a hobby for people? At what point is it just a way to spend time rather than affect meaningful change? This week Tufts University professor, Eitan Hersh, joins to talk about what he diagnoses as “political hobbyism”, what real political engagement looks like, and argues how this self-gratifying online hobbyism can be detrimental to the real political activism needed to create change.  Politics is for Power: How To Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, And Make Real Change