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The King welcomes Jay Cost, author of James Madison: America’s First Politician. Jay is the Gerald R. Ford nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he focuses on elections, politics, and public opinion. He is also a columnist for National Review and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. His other books include The Price of Greatness: James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and the Creation of American Oligarchy, and A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of Political Corruption. He has a Ph.D. and an MA in political science from the University of Chicago and a BA in government and history from the University of Virginia.
Then Jon talks about trouble in the far east, stumbles at Mar-a-Lago, and Great White privilege. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Midlife Crisis” by Faith No More.
This week’s Jon-tent:
- “The end of the world as we know it means opportunities for Arizona,” Arizona Republic, Nov. 26.
- “Election conspiracy theories are nothing new. Why do we keep falling for them?” Arizona Republic, Dec. 3.
- “Arizonans aren’t buying what Kari Lake is peddling,” CNN, Dec. 6.
- Guest host, Three Martini Lunch podcast, Dec. 14-15.
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Didn’t he start the podcast saying how Madison spent a great deal of his energy “destroying” Patrick Henry? Not very politic…Too bad Ducey didn’t get any election reforms done. Weird. Midwesterners aren’t nice, they just pretend to be.
To be fair, I “liked” this post not because I particularly enjoyed listening to the podcast. Rather, I threw it a “like” recognizing that even though I didn’t enjoy it, it made me consider Madison and the War of 1812 from perspectives different from my own.
That being said, here are my “hot takes”:
I won’t be buying Cost’s book.