Audio 09.25.2020 1 hour 14 minutes

The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #36

Things are getting worse.

The American Mind’s ‘Editorial Roundtable’ podcast is a weekly conversation with Ryan Williams, 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.

Escalation | The Roundtable Ep. 36

The Berggruen Institute’s VP of Programs, Nils Gilman, recently tweeted out what is tantamount to death threats against Michael Anton. No retraction has been forthcoming. Unrest in Louisville bubbled over into the shooting of three police officers. Add in the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and you have a recipe for one thing: escalation.

On Death Threats | The Roundtable Ep. 36 Segment 1

Calling for the death of your political opponents is wrong, right? Right. Well, The Berggruen Institute’s Nils Gilman seems to think calling for death is acceptable if the target is a deplorable such as Claremont senior fellow Mike Anton. Our editors deplore this troubling development.

SCOTUS Fever | The Roundtable Ep. 36 Segment 2

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died, throwing the entire 2020 election into a new light. The future of the Court is now on the line. Predictably, this development has caused the Left to screech at the top of their collective lungs. Our editors discuss.

Survivor: Louisville Edition | The Roundtable Ep. 36 Segment 3

In the wake of the grand jury indictment in the death of Breonna Taylor, Louisville, KY has entered a now-predictable state of unrest that resulted in the shooting of three police officers. Plus: the morality police are coming to arrest you for defending yourself from the mob.

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