Matt Winesett works on the American Enterprise Institute’s Digital Strategy team and co-hosts Banter, AEI’s policy podcast. Originally from Centreville, Virginia, Matt studied political philosophy and history at the University of Virginia. While there he served as the Cavalier Daily’s token conservative columnist, but now his writing career mainly consists of penning company-wide recap emails following AEI’s victories in the highly prestigious DC Think Tank Softball League.
When it comes to personal political beliefs, can anyone really be persuaded? In the age of the internet, are we living in a world of debate without gatekeepers? And how is William F. Buckley similar to the Pope?
In his final appearance on “Banter” as AEI’s president, Arthur Brooks answers these questions and more. We also discuss his latest book “Love Your Enemies,” how the political landscape has shifted since he took office in 2009, the role of think tanks in shaping the public debate, and what’s next on the horizon for him.More