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The Brion McClanahan Show discusses history, politics, and society with the slogan, "Think Locally, Act Locally." Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brion-mcclanahan/support

The Brion McClanahan Show The Brion McClanahan Show

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The Brion McClanahan Show discusses history, politics, and society with the slogan, "Think Locally, Act Locally." Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brion-mcclanahan/support

    Ep. 662: What is an American?

    Ep. 662: What is an American?

    How do you define an "American"? This is a fundamental question, and one that has drawn discussion since the 19th century. It's the core of American "nationalism", and if we have a singular American "state", then a "national" solution to every political problem makes sense. But we have never had an "American people," and hence never a singular "American" identity.

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    Ep. 661: The Confusing Meaning of July 4th

    Ep. 661: The Confusing Meaning of July 4th

    On July 4th, 1976, President Gerald Ford gave a speech at Independence Hall in Philadelphia in honor of the bicentennial. No one remembers it today, nor should they, because it was a July 4th speech for everyone and no one. Any modern neoconservative could have made it, and some have. But this highlights the real problems with Independence Day in American society and what we are going to face in 2026.

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    Ep. 660: Cornell Takes Down Lincoln

    Ep. 660: Cornell Takes Down Lincoln

    Cancel culture has come for Abraham Lincoln, and the Lincolnits are ticked. Who didn't predict this? Of course, Lincoln should be in the same category as Confederate leaders. He wasn't any less racist. It could be argued he was MORE racist than his Southern counterparts. Cornell University took down a bust of Honest Abe after someone complained about it. I discuss the implications on this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

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    Ep. 659: The Pathway to Reparations?

    Ep. 659: The Pathway to Reparations?

    A Massachusetts court ruled that Harvard can be sued by a descendant of two slaves for emotional distress. The reason? Harvard possesses two nineteenth century images of this person's ancestors and either charges to use them or displays them at academic conferences or on book covers. I explain why this is the pathway to reparations.

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    Ep. 658: An "Insult to the 9th Amendment"?

    Ep. 658: An "Insult to the 9th Amendment"?

    Damon Root at Reason.com argues the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade is an "insult to the 9th Amendment." Is this true? No, and his reasoning is as bad as the constitutional arguments behind Roe v. Wade.

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    Ep. 657: Dobbs and New York Rifle

    Ep. 657: Dobbs and New York Rifle

    The Supreme Court rattled America last week, and it call centered on the 14th Amendment. This was to be expected. I discuss what the Court got right and wrong on both the Dobbs and New York State Rifle and Pistol decisions. Incorporation AND substantive due process are dangerous.

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