Podcast Episode 243: Should We Listen to David Barton?

This one is for the dozens of people who contacted me about my thoughts on David Barton. Should we listen to him? Short answer: no. Longer answer: run away. I explain why David Barton is one of the most problematic people on the “right”–while pointing out just a few of his stupid statements in a recent media appearance–in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 242: Welcome to Progressive America

June 30 marked the 10th anniversary of the publication of my Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers. I knew that the founding generation was under assault when I wrote it, but little did I know things would spiral out of control so quickly. In ten years we have gone from contextualization to outright removal. You can’t but the original U.S. Flag on shoes because …more

Podcast Episode 241: Debates, Debates, Debates!

The first round of “debates” are in the books and they were just as awful as I expected. I suffered through them so maybe you didn’t have to, but several things were made clear by this political circus, and I tell you what those are in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 240: Enough With Hamilton

I have been saying that for almost two years. Enough with Hamilton! But it seems some other people are catching on, like the Wall Street Journal. Maybe not their editorial board, but a couple of WSJ reporters went out and found enough people who want to downplay Hamilton to write an article about it. I wrote an entire book on the topic, and as a …more

Podcast Episode 239: Chernobyl

The HBO miniseries Chernobyl has been a major hit. If you haven’t watched it, you should. Leftists love it because they see Donald Trump and the modern United States. This is just stupid. You can’t watch the show and not see the evils of communism, that is unless your entire world view is warped by anti-Trumpism and a pro-socialist position. Chernobyl is perhaps the best …more

Podcast Episode 238: How do we define “legitimate government?”

China wants to invade Taiwan because Lincoln invaded the South. This makes perfect sense, but not to most Americans, particularly those brainwashed by the Lincoln myth. If you believe in self-determination, then Taiwan should be independent, as should the Southern States. But this leads to the question, what constitutes legitimate government? If you celebrate July 4, then you should also believe that the Southern States …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