I would be surprised if many of my listeners have heard of the Richmond Junto, but after hearing this podcast I hope you’ll 1) agree that they are an important part of American constitutional thought, and 2) purchase How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America so you can read more about them. If you want slashing attacks on Hamiltonian nationalism, they are your guys. All were …more
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What is American populism? Donald Trump has been called a populist. Is he? Journalist Daniel Levy thinks almost anything in American history could be classified as “populist.” This is wrong on so many levels I had to do a show on the topic. Perhaps if we had a better understanding of American populism we would stop running around calling anything that sounds “democratic” or that …more
You’ve probably heard this before: “You Jefferson lovers conveniently forget that Jefferson disregarded the Constitution when it worked for him. Just look at the Louisiana Purchase!” I tackle this supposed inconsistency and how to give it back to these “gotcha” nincompoops in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.