Tag: James Lileks

Ricochet: Home of the Conservatarians?

 

41HW16e6UrLLast year, my good friend Will Patrick, here in Tallahassee, Florida, introduced me to the Ricochet podcasts. The first episode that caught my attention was one dedicated to President Reagan’s first meeting with Gorbachev at Reykjavik. It was fascinating.

For more than 10 years, I have been involved in the conservative/liberty movement through my current work at The James Madison Institute (JMI) in Florida, and previously with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI). Between what I read and the many speakers I get to meet and hear from in person and at conferences, I felt like I had a great grasp on all the top scholars and thinkers in the movement. However, the Ricochet podcast has served to introduce me to so many more, including people like Avik Roy and Charles C.W. Cooke. During my many travels visiting JMI’s supporters around the state of Florida, I listen to the podcast almost religiously and find it quite entertaining and thoughtful. [Editor’s Note: Want to become a member of Ricochet and get a free month on us? Join today and use the coupon code APRIL for your discount.]

After hearing Charlie Cooke on the Ricochet podcast several times, I migrated over to his Mad Dogs & Englishmen podcast. And I recently read his fascinating new book, The Conservatarian Manifesto (of which I will soon post a review).

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After hearing James Lileks complain about how cold it was in Minnesota during the latest Ricochet podcast, I decided it was time to lure him from the frozen northlands and tempt him to move to a more temperate climate.  Then he wouldn’t freeze and let his segues get obliterated as they were on the latest podcast . . . Here […]

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Congratulations on your commendable insight on building a fortress that is absolutely zombie-proof. Your family and dearest friends are safe. And you have room to save a few select others…  five people to be exact. 1) You may save one politician (I know, a lot of you would rather let them rot, but go with […]

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Hartmann von Aue will host a meetup at the Salt Lick in Round Rock, TX on May 3, just prior to some exciting Minor League baseball, and also on May 3, Felicia B and I will co-host in Santa Ana, CA where you can chat with the irrepressible ROMAN GENN, cartoonist and illustrator for National […]

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