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Slow Burn

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a white supremacist became an American political phenomenon. David Duke’s rise to power and prominence—his election to the Louisiana legislature, and then his campaigns for the U.S. Senate and the governorship—was an existential crisis for the state and the nation. The fourth season of Slate’s Slow Burn will explore how a Nazi sympathizer and former Klansman fashioned himself into a mainstream figure, and why some voters came to embrace his message. It will also examine how activists, journalists, and ordinary citizens confronted Duke’s candidacy, and what it took to stop him.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a white supremacist became an American political phenomenon. David Duke’s rise to power and prominence—his election to the Louisiana legislature, and then his campaigns for the U.S. Senate and the governorship—was an existential crisis for the state and the nation. The fourth season of Slate’s Slow Burn will explore how a Nazi sympathizer and former Klansman fashioned himself into a mainstream figure, and why some voters came to embrace his message. It will also examine how activists, journalists, and ordinary citizens confronted Duke’s candidacy, and what it took to stop him.

Episodes: 46

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Introducing: Broken Record

Duration: 51 min

S3 Epilogue: Got a Story to Tell

Duration: 51 min

S3 Ep. 8: Dead Wrong

Duration: 39 min

S3 Ep. 7: To Live and Die in LA

Duration: 31 min

S3 Ep. 6: Til Somebody Kills You

Duration: 29 min

S3 Ep. 5 Plus: "East vs. West"

Duration: 1 hr 11 min

S3 Ep. 5: Wrath of a Menace

Duration: 33 min

S3 Ep. 4: Against Those Thugs

Duration: 30 min

S3 Ep. 3: What's Beef?

Duration: 38 min

S3 Ep. 2: Cops on My Tail

Duration: 33 min

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