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.
Notes from Quarantine | The Roundtable Episode #9
Everyone’s talking about coronavirus, but these are not your grandma’s takes. Staring into the void, our editors contemplate the deep mysteries and regime ramifications of an unprecedented crisis.
Nation on Lockdown | The Roundtable Episode 9, Segment 1, Beginning at 2:24
Does a fragile and decadent society have the resources to deal with a pandemic? Our editors consider new ways of living and old ways of thinking that seem poised to emerge from weeks spent indoors with family.
Faith or Imagination? | The Roundtable Episode 9, Segment 2, Beginning at 27:33
Globalism, office work, and the ivy leagues: the virus may reveal that all of these are past their sell-by date. But on a deeper level, plague and fears of plague evoke the uneasy spectre of a higher power. As Facebook’s A.I. fails spectacularly, our false certainties come crashing down around us.
Existential Realignment | The Roundtable Episode 9, Segment 3, Beginning at 57:11
Biden rolls over Bernie like a train, yet no one cares. At long last, politics is not the most important thing—but what is?