The AI Podcast
With Richard Aldous
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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Finding Putin’s Pressure Points

Vladimir Milov, one of Russia’s top opposition activists, discusses how local grievances are fueling discontent across Russia’s regions—and why today’s protests are so different from those of the recent past.

Hitler vs. Anglo-America

In Hitler: A Global Biography, Brendan Simms makes a novel reinterpretation of the dictator’s motives, arguing that he was obsessed with the threat of Anglo-American capitalism.

God’s Spies: Church, State, and Spycraft in East Germany

In her new book, Elisabeth Braw unpacks the Stasi’s Cold War espionage campaign inside the Lutheran Church—and reveals the long shadow it still casts in Germany today.

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