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The Politically Incorrect Gateway to a REAL History Education McClanahan Academy courses sandblast away the years of rust, corrosion, and brain-rot produced by mainstream history curriculum. My courses challenge conventional wisdom and modern group-think. They are for the strong minded, curious student who wants a real history education untarnished by establishment academics. You can watch online, download the MP3, or use the Teachable App to …more

Podcast Episode 237: The New American Conservatism?

Trump’s election produced a reevaluation of the American conservative movement. What is it? Who is in it? What does it mean? What are the core principles? Several pieces have been published in the last several weeks addressing this topic. This is part II of my discussion of the New Right.

Podcast Episode 236: The New Right

Michael Malice has a new book titled The New Right. It’s an honest evaluation of what has been termed the “alt-right” from an intellectually curious person. I think the book is a fantastic read, and I explain why in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 235: Why Can’t We All Get Along (Constitutionally)?

Why can’t we all get along? Perhaps because we are speaking two different constitutional languages. I have been saying this for years, but three law professors have now “discovered” so-called “sobering” evidence that this is the case. Welcome to the show. I discuss these two different games in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 234: Why Don’t Young People Like History?

Young people are terrible at history. This is a pandemic, but the question is why? John Davidson at TheFederalist.com gets it mostly right by suggesting that students don’t want to learn history because it is just the bad stuff. Who cares about awful people? This is true, but then he suggests that we need to learn history…because of the bad stuff. We do need history, …more

Podcast Episode 233: Stupid Self-Righteous Zealots

I received a couple of emails/Tweets that just had to be used for podcast fodder. The first focused on “immorality” of Confederate monuments and the second on the supposed pristine history of the Republican Party. The two cannot be divorced so I crush both stupid positions in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 232: D.C. vs Heller

Former SCOTUS Justice John Paul Stevens (99 years old) published an op-ed last week called the U.S. vs. Heller decision the worst of his tenure on the bench. Why? Because he thinks it distorted the 2nd Amendment. This is an absurd position, but one that deserves attention. I discuss in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 231: Tulsi Gabbard and the Imperialists

Tulsi Gabbard has taken a beating from the establishment. The mainstream media has resorted to “fake news” and she is at odds with her Party on foreign policy. This is typical and unfortunately stupid. But what can we expect from the modern imperialists. I discuss Gabbard in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 229: Are Tariffs a Sign of Piety?

John Howling at Chronicles wrote a piece recently extolling the virtues of tariffs. He claims it is a matter of “piety” to favor protective measures because it helps “family, folk, and fatherland.” This makes tariffs policy an economic vs. moral argument. I dive into this dichotomy in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 228: Can the General Government Use Force to “Guarantee” a Republican Government?

A couple of listeners sent two very good questions over the last week. The first asked if the “guarantee clause” in the Constitution authorizes the general government to use force in the event that a State alters its government from a republican form. The second wondered if the founding generation had differing views on the power of the general government in relation to slavery in …more