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.
Is That You, Tomorrow? | The Roundtable Ep. 12
The numbers have it: maybe coronavirus isn’t as bad as we feared. But with bubbles at home and trouble in China, what new normal awaits? Plus: Bernie burns out, men get antsy, and ultimate fighting—like life itself—finds a way.
Segment 1 | Big Trouble in China
Do you even Wu, bro? China is increasingly dangerous (surprising nobody who’s been paying attention) and the CCP is acutely aware that the coronavirus is a problem for their world image. It also doesn’t bode well for globalization. Our editors contemplate the post-pandemic future of U.S.-China relations. Timestamp: 00:29
Segment 2 | The Light at the End of the Tunnel
Is it a train? Is it the afterlife? Is it just back to normal? If so, how? The UFC cheats restrictions by holding match on California tribal land, showing that men will fight rather than settle for podlife. And Coronavirus surprisingly vindicates Trump’s 2016 rethink of of trade, borders, and the economy. Timestamp: 21:21
Segment 3 | The News That Wasn’t
Trump emerges as a “Media Rasputin,” his hyperbolic takes immediately fulfilled by the media in their hysteria. And where has the legacy media has been through all this? Absent and useless. As the mainstream media continues to discredit themselves, people continue to look to new forms of media for reliable reports. Timestamp: 42:31
Segment 4 | Bernout
Bernie gives up, Biden pays him lip service (but has no place for him as VP), and Trump tweets a pitch to Bernie voters. Our editors place bets on whether the Dems will remove and replace Joe Necrotic at the last minute with a candidate of their choosing. Timestamp: 59:49