Episode

9/8 Evil Geniuses: How the Elite Unmade America w/ Kurt Andersen

September 8, 2020

Sam hosts author, radio host, and Spy Magazine founder Kurt Andersen to discuss his latest book Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History and how the last 50 years have turned the clock back on economic equality and progress in America.

Andersen and Sam begin their conversation discussing the power of nostalgia and how it took such a hold in American culture after the 60s counterrevolution and civil rights movement. The two continue their conversation discussing the Lewis Powell memo and how corporate leaders wanted to change public sentiment towards corporate capitalism. Sam also explains his appreciation of Andersen’s novel Turn of the Century and Andersen shares how his political attitudes changed during that period at the beginning of the 21st century. Andersen and Sam conclude the conversation as to what lies ahead for younger generations of Americans and how does Joe Biden help usher in change, maybe.

And in the Fun Half: Trump is mad at John McCain and the military-industrial complex he empowers, Louis DeJoy is in hot water over campaign finance laws, updates from a teacher at the frontlines of the new Covid frontlines,

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