Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) and Stephen Miller (@RedSteeze) welcome back writer and musician James Poulos (@JamesPoulos) to chat about everything from spacegaze to Nietzsche to mimetic desire. James is the author of The Art of Being Free, a contributing editor at National Affairs, and a contributor to Ricochet, The Federalist, Foreign Policy, and Vice. He’s also in a great band called Vast Asteroid.

The intro/outro song is “Sick” by Vast Asteroid. Jon’s song of the week is “This Is Permanent” by Airiel and Stephen’s is “A Part of Us” by Fever Ray. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians, subscribe to our Spotify playlist.

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This week, our pal and former colleague Mollie Hemingway sits in and fortuitously, there’s a ton of media stories to discuss, starting with the President’s epic press conference. Later, NewsMax CEO and Presidential BFF Chris Ruddy joins to give us his insider POV of the machinations of White House staff. Then another old colleague, author and musician James Poulos stops by to discuss why he’s intent on making Tocqueville great again with his new book The Art of Being Free: How Alexis de Tocqueville Can Save Us from Ourselves. Also, some thoughts on the Deep State, a phrase that has suddenly come back into the zeitgeist.

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Jon Gabriel and Stephen Miller welcome author, musician, and all-around fascinating guy James Poulos to discuss his new book, The Art of Being Free: How Alexis de Tocqueville Can Save Us from Ourselves. James is an internationally recognized writer and social theorist who has written for National Affairs, Foreign Policy, Good, Vice, and Ricochet. He’s also headed into the studio to record songs with his band Night Years.

Our intro and outro music is “The Plot That Weaves” by The Brothers Martin. Stephen’s song of the week is “Eternal Honeymoon” by Baleu. Jon’s is “Star Roving” by Slowdive. And James’s is “Shut Up Kiss Me” by Angel Olson. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians, subscribe to our Spotify playlist! You should also subscribe to this podcast and give it five-star, glowing reviews on iTunes.

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