Audio 09.17.2020 1 hour 13 minutes

The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #35

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The Coup | The Roundtable Ep. 35

America is under attack by BLM and Antifa authoritarians, backed by Democrats, who decided to mount a blitz against America’s governing institutions. Meanwhile, propagandistic drivel from the media machine trying to silence conservatives is so bad it’s actually funny. Our editors unmask the issues, and subject queer theory to the mockery it so richly deserves.

The Coming Coup. | The Roundtable Ep. 35 Segment 1

Have you listened recently to what the Left is telling you? It should unsettle you. Democrats are actively trying to subvert the very core institutions that have formed the bedrock of America itself. Why? Because BLM and Antifa authoritarians thought now was their time to seize the reins of power forcefully and violently. The Democrats have hitched to their wagon to that insurrection—they must not be allowed to succeed. Timestamp: 0:40

Haters Gonna Hate | The Roundtable Ep. 35 Segment 2

Los Angeles Magazine recently wrote a hit piece about the Claremont Institute—and it’s hilariously bad. From false and terrible arguments to cheesy alliteration, our editors have a field day ripping it to shreds. Timestamp: 21:19

Leo Strauss and Queer Theory | The Roundtable Ep. 35 Segment 3

Leo Strauss was a great man and a great political philosopher. That is why the American Political Science Association made an award in his name to be distributed for exemplary dissertations each year. To nobody’s surprise, APSA is spitting on Strauss’ legacy by handing out the award to whatever woksester writes the best ethnography. Our editors ponder the implications of this grimly funny development. Timestamp: 53:27

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