Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
Chris Hayes, MSNBC & NBCNews THINK
The Problem with Political Hobbyism with Eitan Hersh
52 minutes Posted Nov 24, 2020 at 3:00 am.
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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.

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