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The Political Orphanage

Dec 28, 2022

Joel Kotkin worries that we're careening into a new bout of feudalism.
He sees a resurgence of intellectual dogmatism, coupled with inequality and lack of mobility, pushing civilization back into a feudalistic power structure of lords, peasants, and priests.
He joins to discuss his book "The Coming Neo-Feudalism:...

Dec 23, 2022

It's the fifth annual comedy Christmas special! All underwritten by Snuffy's (Off Route 44).
This year's Christmas special includes: Inappropriate curse words; World War I; discussions about bats; hilarity; gluten

Dec 15, 2022

Scott Horton wants America to go home. He does not think we should be the world’s policeman. And when we try to be, our foreign policy incites blowback, foreign chaos, and unnecessary bloodshed. He joins to discuss isolationism and non-interventionism.


His Soho Forum Debate with Bill Kristol


Dec 7, 2022

Phil Gramm is the author of “The Myth of Inequality: How Government Biases Policy Debates.” He joins to discuss the metrics by which we identify poverty, and how otherwise sound data is frequently misinterpreted.

Dec 1, 2022

Should America actively promote democracy and liberalism abroad, to the point of destabilizing authoritarian regimes, or arming their enemies? Bill Kristol is a prominent Neocon, and proponent of muscular liberalism–the idea that a robust American presence abroad is integral to global peace and security. 

IR Theory...