E42: Wonks vs Proles, Post Liberalism, and Politics as Religious War with Walter Russell Mead
Dan Romero, Antonio Garcia Martinez, and Erik Torenberg sit down with Professor Walter Russel Mead, an American academic, author, WSJ- and Tablet-contributor, and podcast host to discuss the shape of the next era after our information age.
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Walter Russell Mead is one of our favorite guests on Moment of Zen, and he also has his own show called What Really Matters, a new podcast from Tablet Magazine (whose editor in chief, Alana Newhouse, was also on our show recently). Every week on What Really Matters, Mead and deputy editor Jeremy Stern analyze the revolutionary changes upending American life and connect them to larger trends. Go to tabletmag.com/podcasts/what-really-matters or subscribe on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
(01:00) Episode Preview
(03:30) What is the American Crisis right now?
(08:00) New social model for the information age
(11:24) Sponsors: Vanta | NetSuite
(16:30) A(brahamic) bomb and revolutionary change in human society
(22:40) Has religion peaked or is the world getting more religious?
(28:00) Who believes in happy endings?
(30:30) Israel vs. American Jews
(33:00) Israeli-Palestinian conflict still matters, just not to Israelis in power
(36:40) Characterizing American foreign policy
(45:00) Nation states vs Network States h/t Balaji
(54:20) Defining the next era of Post Liberalism
(1:01:00) Populists, Plutocrats, Technocrats, and the Intelligentsia
(1:11:00) Israel’s future and what’s at stake
(1:24:00) Could California be Republican again?
(1:30:00) Golda Meir and female power
(1:33:50) Arafat and a jasmine-scented night in Gaza
-What Really Matters podcast: https://www.tabletmag.com/podcasts/what-really-matters
-Walter Russell Mead, The A(braham) Bomb: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/abraham-bomb-via-meadia-walter-russell-mead
-Antonio Garcia Martinez, Among the Protestors: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/israel-middle-east/articles/among-the-protesters-antonio-garcia-martinez
-Go back and listen to our Moment of Zen episodes with Tablet’s Editor in Chief Alana Newhouse (E29), Nadia Asparouhova (E26) and Liel Leibovitz (E23)
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