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Wisdom of Crowds

Dec 12, 2019

Shadi and Damir start talking about the appeals and perils of Pete Buttigieg and end up discussing the dangerous dead ends of meritocratic right-think.

Mentioned in the Podcast:
Shadi’s tweetstorm about Mayor Pete (
Luuk van Middelaar’s latest...

Dec 3, 2019

Should Trump be impeached? And is he a transformational president? The Washington Post’s national security reporter John Hudson joins Shadi and Damir to talk high-wire politics.

Articles Mentioned in the Podcast:
How The Framers Thought About Impeachment – Gary...

Nov 15, 2019

Shadi and Damir talk Europe, its problems of integrating of foreigners, and how European mental reliance on the state as a solution to everything is a long-term problem for the continent.

Required Reading:
Emmanuel Macron’s interview in the Economist...

Oct 16, 2019

A healthy Shadi and a sick Damir chew over Richard Holbrooke’s complicated legacy, as well as the moral imperatives and political limits of humanitarian intervention.

Sep 27, 2019

What’s that in the air? It’s not autumn. It’s that feeling you get knowing that all we’ll be collectively discussing in the next 14 months is the impeachment of Donald J. Trump. Shadi and Damir discuss the fate of our republic in these polarized times.

Articles discussed in this episode:

How the Framers Thought...