Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security advisor for strategic communications and speechwriter during the Obama administration, joined Cheddar to discuss his new book titled: "After the Fall: Being American in The World We’ve Made". Rhodes said he set out to figure out how the country and the world began to give rise to greater authoritarianism. He noted that social media platforms and the spread of misinformation played a major role in amplifying white supremacy and radicalization and policies set forth during the war on terror and the 2008 financial crisis.