How can we restore America’s frontier spirit, foster innovation, and stave off decay? Chris Buskirk sits down to discuss his new book America and the Art of the Possible: Restoring National Vitality in an Age of Decay. Along the way, he delves into the history of innovation from Augustan Rome to the Scottish Enlightenment to Silicon Valley, whether America is an oligarchy or an aristocracy, how our education system can better support American needs, and more.

Chris Buskirk is the founder, editor, publisher of the magazine American Greatness, as well as a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. A serial entrepreneur, he is also the Founder & Chief Investment Officer of 1789 Capital.

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  1. Steve Fast Member
    Steve Fast

    Great podcast! My big question after listening is why our aristocracy turned into an oligarchy. When I was in grad school in the late 90s, the tech giants (Microsoft, Intel, etc.) were global companies but they were American companies. They put American interests first. But the tech giants today (Amazon, Facebook, Google, etc.) are trans-national companies that happen to be headquartered in America. They no longer care advancing the interests of the country that gave them the possibility to become rich and powerful. They care only about making money, even if it degrades the long-term interests of the place that gave them birth. They are soiling the nest in which they were raised.

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