Audio 02.01.2020 75 minutes

American Mind Editorial Podcast: The Roundtable #2

Elites remain out of touch with everyone, our institutions are broken, and some people on the Left and the Right are still in denial about how bad things have gotten. But at least CNN’s Don Lemon is good for a laugh.

The American Mind’s ‘Editorial Roundtable’ podcast is a weekly conversation with Matt Peterson, James Poulos, David Bahr, and Spencer Klavan devoted to uncovering the ideas and principles that drive American political life. Stream here or download from your favorite podcast host.

Elites without a Clue | Segment 1: The Present

Can’t handle the truth? Identity politics to the rescue. It’s a helluva drug: reviewers use shallow tropes to dismiss two important conservative books.

Alarmism or Realism? | Segment 2: The Past

Don’t panic: Our editors are here to discuss the merits and blind spots of some recent calls for civility and caution among conservatives.

Institutional Renaissance | Segment 3: The Future

Our institutions are broken. But are they beyond repair? The editors discuss what can be done to set things right.

CNN is Still Trash | Segment 4: Our Editors Unleashed

CNN’s Don Lemon lets the mask slip to reveal his utter contempt for Trump voters. Our editors have some choice words in response. Plus: China’s dysfunction makes globalization a fool’s gambit.

Discussed in this Episode:

The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite, by Michael Lind

Did the Civil Rights Movement Go Wrong? by Jonathan Rauch

A Class War for our Time, by J.D. Vance

Don’t Panic, Just Worry, by Yuval Levin

Civility and its Critics, by Andy Smarick

The Flight 93 Election, by Publius Decius Mus

After the Flight 93 Election: The Vote that Saved America and What We Still Have to Lose by Michael Anton

A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream, by Yuval Levin

How Did Americans Lose Faith in Everything? by Yuval Levin

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