A Conversation with Michael Anton
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:
Paul and Olivia discuss a bevy of political and philosophical topics with Michael Anton, former Deputy Assistant to President Trump for Strategic Communications and author of After the Flight 93 Election: The Vote that Saved America and What We Still Have to Lose. In this interview, we explore questions about President Trump and modern conservatism, how the Republican Party must move away from its market fundamentalism, the challenges posed by big tech and modern technology, and the philosophical roots of the current political crisis.
On his Sept 16th show, Rush Limbaugh discussed Michael Anton’s new book "The Stakes: America at the Point of No Return" as well as his “Flight 93 Election” essay from the Claremont Review Books and his latest essay "The Coming Coup?" at the American Mind.