The American Mind Podcast uncovers the ideas and principles that drive American political life. In each episode, we engage Claremont Institute scholars, co-conspirators, and critics in thought-provoking discussions about the real causes of our current political and cultural reality. We explore these ideas with an eye towards restoring American civic health.
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Retaking the Institutions | The Roundtable Ep. 75
Our summer interns join the editors this week to provide their fresh takes (with a side of black pills) about the state of Conservatism and the GOP. Matt provides an update from Montana about courageous efforts in the fight to defeat Critical Race Theory—but the question is, can we really win? Our editors discuss how Conservatives can get out ahead of the Left’s rhetoric to retake our institutions. Plus: Our interns give their best advice for students considering college.
Lockdown of the Soul | The Roundtable Ep. 74
Governor Newsom finally decided to lift his boot off of Californians’ necks—or did he? Meanwhile, Joe Biden made a fool of himself at the recent G7 Summit, and Putin rubbed salt in America’s many gaping wounds. Plus: critical race theory is quickly going off the rails. Our editors discuss.
The Stakes: Critical Race Theory
In this special edition of The American Mind Podcast, Michael Anton, former Trump official and senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, is joined by Charles Haywood, a distinguished book reviewer who runs The Worthy House. Anton and Haywood examine the modern Left’s obsession with the racist and destructive creed known as Critical Race Theory. Drawing on ancient political history and philosophy, they contemplate where our radical Left might go from here.
Big Finance | The Roundtable Ep. 73
BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm, is buying up whole neighborhoods of single-family homes. Why? To make sure you’ll be paying them rent for life instead of owning your own home. Meanwhile, other financial institutions are desperately trying to strangle cryptocurrencies in the cradle and protect the current balance of power. Plus: Kamala Harris visited Guatemala—and bombed. Our editors analyze the situation.
Pride | The Roundtable Ep. 72
We’re now in the opening days of LGBT pride month—not that anyone needs reminding, as corporations across America fall over themselves to celebrate the rainbow. But today the editors pause to analyze pride in a larger sense: what it is, who should have it, and for what reasons.
The Stakes: The American Monarchy?
In this special edition of The American Mind Podcast, Michael Anton, former Trump official and senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, is joined by Curtis Yarvin, formerly “Mencius Moldbug” of the successful blog “Unqualified Reservations.” The two debate what to do if and when the current regime crumbles under the weight of its own incompetence. Yarvin makes his case for a Big Tech CEO-turned-monarch.
Love Spencer’s wit and insights!
Best episode yet!
Can your guests speak without saying “you know”, “like”, and “kinda” ? Sounds like my neighbor’s middle schoolers. 31May show.