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Wisdom of Crowds

May 28, 2020

Shadi and Damir discuss how Trump's unabashed contempt for expertise has encouraged his opponents to latch onto expert opinion—and how this could boost Trump if the economic opening goes even tolerably well.

Reading List:

"What a Maskless Trump Says About His Re-Election Strategy" by Henry Olsen (WaPo)

"In Search of...

May 20, 2020

Shadi and Damir talk about their conflicted feelings about recording the previous episode in a room together, the dangers of optimism about the recovery, what the "new normal" in successful South Korea looks like, why America in all likelihood won't ever be able to get there, and why that might or might not be...

May 14, 2020

The Atlantic Council's Benjamin Haddad joins Shadi and Damir to talk social distancing, the coronavirus response on both sides of the Atlantic, and how elites' ever more fervent love of experts could lead them to political disaster.

Reading List:

Le paradis perdu: L'Amérique de Trump et la fin des...