Political Science


New! Outside the Bubble 57 min.

Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi explores 10 of the most divisive questions facing Americans today. Short profiles illuminating the issues of the day will be woven together with responses from world leaders, elected officials, celebrities and a wide range of citizens of different ages and backgrounds.

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New! Automation Will Crash Democracy: A Debate 96 min.

With automation poised to displace workers in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and beyond, technology will likely disrupt labor patterns around the world. As people lose their jobs to robots, some argue, the gap between rich and poor will widen, distrust in government and democratic institutions will grow, and dangerous, authoritarian ideas will spread. But others argue that technology has dis...

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New! Globalization Has Undermined America's Working Class: A Debate 79 min.

In recent decades, globalization has ushered in an era of free trade, fluid borders, and unparalleled corporate profits. The reduction of barriers among states and their economies, advocates argue, has enriched nations and expanded opportunities for workers and consumers around the world. But in the United States, jobs are disappearing, opponents charge, and from construction zones to clerical off...

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New! Negotiations Can Denuclearize North Korea: A Debate 106 min.

How should the United States respond to North Korea’s rapidly advancing nuclear capabilities? Some argue that direct diplomacy between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un—the two nations' respective leaders—might provide the best opportunity to persuade the rogue country to give up its weapons of mass destruction. But others argue that Kim can't be trusted and that North Korea has repeatedly broken its p...

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New! Progressive Populism Will Save the Democratic Party: A Debate 31 min.

As Democratic leaders and strategists plan for upcoming elections, the party stands at a crossroads. For progressive populists, the path forward is clear: To regain Congress and the White House, Democrats must get back in touch with the party’s working-class roots by championing a specific set of policies, including Medicare for all, free public college tuition, a guaranteed federal jobs program,...

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New! Retail Alliances, Not Washington, Will Save the U.S. Health Care System: A Debate 76 min.

Despite efforts by Republicans in Washington to repeal and chip away at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the landmark health care law passed by a Democratic-controlled Congress in 2010 remains in effect. The ACA has provided millions of Americans with subsidies to obtain medical insurance and gain health care. But the U.S. health care system remains mired in problems: It is co...

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New! Social Media Is Good for Democracy: A Debate 81 min.

Social media has transformed the world in the 21st century. By connecting people across the planet, proponents argue, platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have helped lead a digital revolution, providing tools that foster global friendships, break down long-standing barriers that kept people and ideas from being heard, and given citizens everywhere access to a broad spectrum of news and informat...

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New! Unresolved: America's Economic Outlook: A Debate 86 min.

By most accounts, the American economy is booming—manufacturing is at a 13-year high, unemployment is at a 16-year low, and both the stock market and consumer confidence are soaring. But just what is driving this upturn, how long will it endure, and how will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the law passed by the Republican-controlled Congress in December 2017, shape the economy in the years ahead? In th...

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New! Unresolved: U.S. National Security: A Debate 86 min.

For the United States, tensions are rising with both allies and adversaries. Rogue states are racing to master new technologies and create weapons of mass destruction, while faith in global institutions and international alliances is deteriorating. What does this all mean for U.S. national security and the maintenance of world peace? In this debate, five foreign policy experts examine three critic...

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The Final Year 91 min.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Greg Barker (HBO’s Manhunt), this fascinating feature documentary offers viewers a unique insiders' account of President Barack Obama's foreign-policy team during its last year in office. Featuring unprecedented “fly-on-the-wall” access inside the White House and State Department, the film offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama Administ...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018