The AI Podcast
With Richard Aldous
The Wall, the Square, and the Post-Cold War Order

Kristina Spohr’s new book Post Wall, Post Square offers a vivid account of the decision-making that shaped the world order after 1989—and explains why what happened in Beijing mattered just as much as Berlin.

How History Shaped Brexit

Why was the Brexit campaign so dominated by analogies to WWII, and what did it reveal about how the British imagine their past and future? David Reynolds probes these questions in Island Stories, his new “unconventional history of Britain.”

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Japan Seeking Balance

TAI Executive Editor Damir Marusic recently talked with Dr. Charles Edel, Senior Fellow at the United States Studies Centre in Australia, co-author (with Hal Brands) of The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order, and one of the smartest Asia analysts around. Fresh from a trip to Tokyo, Edel discusses coronavirus, the shifting strategic landscape […]

Getting Decadent with Ross Douthat

The New York Times columnist rejoins the podcast to discuss his new book The Decadent Society—and explains why we have become “the victims of our own success.”

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Yuval Levin on Rethinking—and Rebuilding—Our Institutions

The author of A Time to Build discusses why our populist moment demands something most aren’t asking for: a revival of institutions over personalities, and a dedication to formation, not performance.

Megan McArdle: I’d Vote Bernie Over Liz (If I Had To)

Executive Editor Damir Marusic sat down with Washington Post columnist Megan McArdle to talk about plausible paths forward for the U.S. economy, the different kinds of inequality, and how elites refusing to budge on various orthodoxies empowered populists on both the right and the left to come to power.

Michael Lind on Reviving Democracy

To fix things, we must acknowledge the nature of the problem.

The World According to Tyler Cowen

The polymath economist defends capitalism, liberalism, dating apps, and immigration—and explains how China is making movies sexless.

The Future of Global Prosperity, with Branko Milanovic

In the conflict between capitalism and communism, capitalism won. But its triumph didn’t herald the end of history—just the next phase of it.

Our Favorite Books of 2019

What do a memoir about fatherhood, a dive into the theological roots of liberalism, a reflection on the travails of the EU, and a Baltimore murder mystery all have in common? Each is one of our favorite books of 2019.

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