The Right Wrestles with the Inequality Debate
Walter Russell Mead
Good evening and happy Cinco de Mayo, TAI podcast listeners! We’ve got a real treat for you this week.
First, host Richard Aldous talks Libya and Syria with Alan Kuperman, Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin. The two discuss the fiasco that was NATO’s intervention in Libya, and contrast the decision to overthrow Qaddafi with the restraint being shown by the West in confronting Assad in Syria.
Then, Walter Russell Mead comes on the show to discuss his recent essay on the troublesome issue of inequality for the right, and the historical roots of the modern-day divide between “establishment” and Tea Party Republicans.