Being American with Deval Patrick

A Conversation with Author David Pepper on the Fight to Preserve Democracy

February 16, 2022 Deval Patrick Season 2 Episode 5
Being American with Deval Patrick
A Conversation with Author David Pepper on the Fight to Preserve Democracy
Show Notes

In this episode of the Being American Podcast, Gov. Patrick sits down with author David Pepper, whose new book, Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake up call from Behind the Lines, lays out a robust pro-democracy agenda outlining how everyone from elected officials to business leaders to everyday citizens can fight to preserve American democracy. Pepper is a lawyer, writer, political activist, former elected official, and adjunct professor, and served as the Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party between 2015 and 2021.  He has written four novels that bridge real-world politics and fiction—including his forthcoming A Simple Choice and his first novel, The People’s House, which  earned praise for having “predicted the Russia scandal.” The Wall Street Journal named Pepper "one of the best political-thriller writers on the scene.”