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The United States is in the midst of a dramatic political realignment with shifting views on national security, economics, technology, and the role of government in our lives. Saagar Enjeti and Marshall Kosloff explore this with thinkers, policymakers, and more.

The Realignment The Realignment

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The United States is in the midst of a dramatic political realignment with shifting views on national security, economics, technology, and the role of government in our lives. Saagar Enjeti and Marshall Kosloff explore this with thinkers, policymakers, and more.

    317 | Saagar & Marshall's 2022 Year-in-Review: China Protests & Zero COVID, the End of History Returns, and Is America Politically Exhausted?

    317 | Saagar & Marshall's 2022 Year-in-Review: China Protests & Zero COVID, the End of History Returns, and Is America Politically Exhausted?

    Saagar and Marshall kick off The Realignment's End-of-Year coverage with a discussion of the issues that defined 2022: the rising backlash against China's Zero COVID policy, how liberal democracy fared against its authoritarian rivals, where the culture war stands post-midterms, and how political exhaustion could define the rest of the decade.

    • 51 min
    316 | William D. Cohan: The Rise & Unimaginable Fall of General Electric, America's Iconic Corporation

    316 | William D. Cohan: The Rise & Unimaginable Fall of General Electric, America's Iconic Corporation

    William D. Cohan, founding partner of Puck, writer at large for Airmail, former investment banker, and author of Power Failure: The Rise and Fall of an American Icon, joins The Realignment to discuss his autopsy of General Electric, from its founding by Thomas Edison to its fall in the 2010s, the keys to impactful business journalism in an age of scandals from SBF/FTX to Elizabeth Holmes, what (if anything ) this story says about the capitalist system, and where responsibility for the GE's fall lies.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    315 | David Sax: The Over-Hyped Digital World and Why Our Future Is Analog

    315 | David Sax: The Over-Hyped Digital World and Why Our Future Is Analog

    David Sax, author of The Future Is Analog: How to Create a More Human World and The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter, joins The Realignment to discuss why early-COVID promises of digital transformation were over-hyped in work, commerce, health/fitness, and our personal lives and what a proper balance of analog and digital experiences looks like.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    314 | Saagar & Marshall: Unpacking Trump's 2024 Announcement + the 2022 Midterm Results

    314 | Saagar & Marshall: Unpacking Trump's 2024 Announcement + the 2022 Midterm Results

    Saagar and Marshall discuss former President Trump's 2024 announcement, the Republican Party's outperformance in the 2022 midterms, and take listener questions.

    • 41 min
    313 | William Inboden: How Ronald Reagan Won the First Cold War

    313 | William Inboden: How Ronald Reagan Won the First Cold War

    William Inboden, author of The Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan, the Cold War, and the World on the Brink, Executive Director of the Clements Center for National Security, and Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, joins The Realignment to discuss how President Reagan's grand strategy led to the Soviet Union's "negotiated surrender," America's long-term strengths in the face of short-term challenges, and how the conditions of the 1980s compare to what many describe as our second Cold War with China and Russia.

    • 39 min
    312 | Christopher Marquis: How China's Communist Roots Shape Its Economy, State Party, and Xi Jinping's Ambitions

    312 | Christopher Marquis: How China's Communist Roots Shape Its Economy, State Party, and Xi Jinping's Ambitions

    Christopher Marquis, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at Cambridge Judge Business School and author of Mao and Markets: The Communist Roots of Chinese Enterprise, joins The Realignment to discuss the degree to which China's economic success is rooted in communism, the throughline between the leadership of Mao Zedong and Xi Jinping, and what the West's traditional understanding of Deng Xiaoping's economic and political opening in the 1970s gets wrong.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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overelle ,

Perfect 4 moderates

Interesting topics and conversations. I may not agree with all the guests, but that would be pretty boring, lol. Marshall has a great voice & calm demeanor. He could challenge the guests a bit more & probably would make it even better :)

TemudjinFromATL ,

Marshall is a great interviewer

& Thomas E Ricks is an idiot…

jessica fig ,

Confused

Why is this now a woke, left leaning show?

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