Bill Maher’s interview with Bernie Sanders illuminates the tensions of capitalism and inherited wealth, and the inherent uselessness/truthfulness of language.
"In an impersonal and often anti-personal world, the individual name cannot compete with the power of corporate hierarchies, which, even more than gods, are invested with unearned prestige."
The October 2 episode touches on the Oregon massacre without questioning the toxic neuroses and views of masculinity that fueled it.
The September 25 episode explores the media's fetishization of Pope Francis' visit, and the tyranny of the "expertise on nothing" ethos afflicting both politics and journalism.
The 21 August edition of Real Time with Bill Maher highlights the imbalance between the good politician, just yet already defeated, and the bad, given to nationalistic pandering and demagoguery.