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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.

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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.

    181 | Kyle Strickland: 20th Century Racial Liberalism’s Reached a Dead End. What’s Next?

    181 | Kyle Strickland: 20th Century Racial Liberalism’s Reached a Dead End. What’s Next?

    Kyle Strickland, Deputy Director, Race and Democracy at the Roosevelt Institute joins The Realignment to build upon last week’s episode with John McWhorter.

    Kyle is the co-author of a new report: A New Paradigm for Justice and Democracy: Moving Beyond the Twin Failures of Neoliberalism and Racial Liberalism. In this episode, he discusses the past, present, and future of the civil rights movement, the tie between race and class, and how 20th-century paradigms no longer provide the framework for governing the United States.

    Kyle Strickland and Felicia Wong’s paper on race and neoliberalism: https://rooseveltinstitute.org/publications/new-paradigm-for-justice-and-democracy-moving-beyond-the-twin-failures-of-neoliberalism-and-racial-liberalism/

    Visit The Realignment’s Bookshop to support the show: https://bookshop.org/lists/the-realignment-bookshop

    • 1 hr 2 min
    180 | The Realignment Conference Part II: Centralization vs. Decentralization and the Future of Populism

    180 | The Realignment Conference Part II: Centralization vs. Decentralization and the Future of Populism

    Today we’re featuring excerpts from our Realignment conference in Miami. The James Madison Institute’s Andrea O’Sullivan and Wired’s Gilad Edelman on the tensions between centralization and decentralization will define tech and politics. American Affairs’s Julius Krein, American Compass’s Wells King, and the Niskanen Center’s Samuel Hammond and the new right, populism, and the debate over neoliberalism.

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    Visit The Realignment’s Bookshop to support the show: https://bookshop.org/lists/the-realignment-bookshop

    • 1 hr 8 min
    179 | Thanksgiving Special: Jeremy Dauber on the History of Comics, Debates Over Diversity/Representation, and the State of Comedy

    179 | Thanksgiving Special: Jeremy Dauber on the History of Comics, Debates Over Diversity/Representation, and the State of Comedy

    Happy Thanksgiving Realignment listeners! From now on, whenever we release on holidays, we’re going to release (probably) non-political content that captures the holiday’s spirit and Marshall and Saagar’s interests.

    High on our priority list today/this weekend is catching up on all the different movies/shows we’ve missed this and last year, many of which are comic book-themed.

    In that spirit, today’s guest, Jeremy Dauber, professor of Jewish Literature and American Studies at Columbia University and author of American Comics: A History and Jewish Comedy: A Serious History, joins The Realignment to discuss the past, present, and future of American comics, why we’re stuck in a sequel/reboot spiral, and how culture war debates over diversity and representation are playing out in the pages of major comics.

    • 57 min
    178 | John McWhorter on Race in America: Third Wave Anti-Racism, Lessons from BLM and Summer 2020, and the Case Against “Woke” Racism

    178 | John McWhorter on Race in America: Third Wave Anti-Racism, Lessons from BLM and Summer 2020, and the Case Against “Woke” Racism

    John McWhorter, Columbia University professor, New York Times columnist, and author of Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America, joins the Realignment to discuss the state of civil rights discourse in America and how the country can move past our post-Summer 2020 stalemate.

    Subscribe to The Realignment’s Substack Newsletter: https://therealignment.substack.com/

    Visit The Realignment’s Bookshop to support the show and purchase Tim Marshall’s books: https://bookshop.org/lists/the-realignment-bookshop

    Listen to our bonus segment and learn more about Lincoln Network’s FACET Fellowship here:
    https://www.hackpolicy.org/facet

    Applications for Lincoln Network’s FACET Fellowship close on November 30, 2021.

    • 50 min
    177 | Tim Marshall: How the Power of Geography Shapes 21st Century Flashpoints

    177 | Tim Marshall: How the Power of Geography Shapes 21st Century Flashpoints

    Tim Marshall, author of The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World, The Age of Walls: How Barriers Between Nations Are Changing Our World, and Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World, joins The Realignment to discuss how the flashpoints, conflicts, and questions that will define the 21st century through a geographic lens.

    Subscribe to The Realignment’s Substack Newsletter: https://therealignment.substack.com/

    Visit The Realignment’s Bookshop to support the show and purchase Tim Marshall’s books: https://bookshop.org/lists/the-realignment-bookshop

    Listen to our bonus segment and learn more about Lincoln Network’s FACET Fellowship here:
    https://www.hackpolicy.org/facet

    • 1 hr 18 min
    176 | ConstitutionDAO’s Julian Weisser and Will Papper: We’re Trying to Buy the Constitution

    176 | ConstitutionDAO’s Julian Weisser and Will Papper: We’re Trying to Buy the Constitution

    Will Papper, co-founder of SyndicateDAO and Julian Weisser, On Deck co-founder and ODX investor, join The Realignment to discuss their work as contributors to ConstitutionDAO to purchase one of 11 surviving copies of the U.S. Constitution from a Sotheby’s auction this Thursday via a decentralized autonomous organization, or DAO. They discuss their interest in Web3 projects, how Web3 concepts like DAO can fix the internet, and why decentralized organizational models hold so much promise.

    For more on ConstitutionDAO and additional Web3 resources:https://www.constitutiondao.com/

    Packy McCormick, Let’s Buy the Constitution: https://www.notboring.co/p/lets-buy-the-us-constitution

    Jack Raines, We the Peopl3: https://youngmoneyweekly.substack.com/p/we-the-peopl3?r=lpgtd&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=

    • 51 min

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Excellent

One of the hallmarks of a great podcast is that the most interesting episodes are those where I disagree with the guest. Saagar and Marshall are excellent at finding the overlap between what their guests know well and what’s actually important, and ask excellent questions in those areas. This show also completely flipped my perception of the American economy on issues like free trade and the minimum wage, and incidentally made it almost impossible for me to listen to a fiscal conservative or a neo lib democrat without yelling at the radio.

Guest suggestion: Dean Baker of CEPR. I like his blog and I think he would have a lot to say about free trade and manufacturing. His open disdain for the innumerate press would make a great match with the show.

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Trucking like yellow cabs medallions are two of many industries that sell their jobs as though it’s an investment for the worker. meanwhile they lease trucks for too much money and the medallions are just ridiculous with no protection Medallions were always an unreasonable tax against taxi drivers and when they let Uber and lift in they destroyed any value that they supposedly had.
It’s taking too much time for this country to realize they need the workers and the workers need to earn a living wage.

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Guide to a rapidly changing world

Tectonic shifts in politics, business, media, education, etc. is a topic I’m really interested in. They’ve done a good job navigating the post-2020 world after the hopes of populism didn’t materialize and they’re doing it with intellectual honesty and genuine curiosity.

You guys have to get Tim Dillon on. He’s this eras greatest philosopher.

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