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.
American Heresy | The Roundtable Ep. 23
Have we forgotten that revolutionary ideology breeds actual revolutions? It seems some of our leaders on the Right may have. Our fearless Claremont president urges them to Stand Up! BLM and the left continue to go unchecked, Big Tech weaponizes deregistration without oversight, and our military leaders issue renegade statements that don’t bode well, to say the least. Our editors discuss the American culture’s latest forbidden heresy and Ryan pays tribute to the great Michael Uhlmann, who singlehandedly saved the electoral college.
Stand Up, America! | Segment 1
The radical goals of our Marxist mob are coming to fruition. DAs across the country announce they will not be pressing charges for BLM riot crimes. The Right struggles to be smart and courageous in response to the current coup attempt. In the face of it all, Ryan rallies Republicans to take courage and Stand Up for America in the latest statement from the Claremont Institute. Timestamp: 0:54
Sweet Land of Deregistration | Segment 2
Cancel culture just leveled up in the big tech world as our nerd overlords use deregistration to wipe dissident sites completely out of existence. Our editors concede that technology has allowed Americans the space to be free and successful. But with the growing control of the leftist woke tyrants over big tech, our very existence and ability to communicate meaningful ideas is at risk. Also: Matt yells at Netflix to get off his lawn. Timestamp: 24:00
The Coup | Segment 3
The Claremont Institute seeks to lower the temperature of our political moment and to convince Americans of the price of failure to do so. BLM and the Left continue to work hand-in-glove for power, while no one holds them accountable for their violence and attempts to delegitimize the 2016 election. Prominent military officials signal their disagreement with Trump on using the military to stop the rioting, to which our editors (or anyone who has ever ready any history) respond: this, uh, can’t be good. Timestamp: 1:04:44