In today's episode, Ralph is talking to Boris Ryvkin (make sure to follow him on twitter @BRyvkin) about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. Boris Ryvkin is the Sole Member of MonteFly Holdings LLC, a portfolio holding company. Previously, Boris practiced law as a transactional attorney, specializing in mergers, acquisitions and general corporate matters at, respectively, global law firms Clifford Chance US LLP, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and Mayer Brown LLP. Boris also formerly served as National Security Advisor to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Boris’s policy writing has appeared in, among other publications, National Review, The National Interest, Business Insider and The Diplomat.
In today’s episode of the Global Wire Conversation I am speaking to Scott C. Johnston about his novel “Campusland,” what is going on in schools and universities, whether Critical Race Theory is here to stay and if humor is the best way to fight back. Mr. Johnston is not only a prolific author (you can find his book here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MYX3GXM/... – and should get it. It’s a prescient and extremely entertaining read) but also runs his own blog at http://thenakeddollar.blogspot.com/ and you can follow him on Twitter at @SJohnston60 Check out other episodes of the global wire conversations everywhere you listen to podcasts.
The Global Wire Conversation - Education, Class, Race, and Politics with Ian Rowe
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In today’s episode of the Global Wire Conversation, Ralph is talking to Ian Rowe of the American Enterprise Institute. Mr. Rowe is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on education and upward mobility, family formation, and adoption. Mr. Rowe is also the cofounder of Vertex Partnership Academies, a new network of character-based International Baccalaureate high schools opening in the Bronx in 2022; the chairman of the board of Spence-Chapin, a nonprofit adoption services organization; and the cofounder of the National Summer School Initiative.He concurrently serves as a senior visiting fellow at the Woodson Center and a writer for the 1776 Unites Campaign.
Make sure to follow his work and commentary on Twitter at https://twitter.com/IanVRowe and at AEI https://www.aei.org/profile/ian-rowe/
In our conversation we cover the role of education in the empowerment of socially disadvantaged communities, whether a value-free education is possible or even desireable, the impact of Critical Race Theory as well as an emerging new group of African-American Intellectuals that defend classical liberal values.
The Global Wire Conversation - US Elections, Political Correctness and Demography with Eric Kaufmann
In today’s episode of the Global Wire Conversation, Ralph is talking to Professor Eric Kaufmann. Dr. Kaufmann is an expert Orangeism in Northern Ireland, nationalism, political demography and religious demography. In the course of the 2020 US presidential election, his writings provided some of the best explanations for the so-called “Shy Trump Vote,” making him an indispensable voice in the debate of electoral trends in the United States.
He has also written extensively on the connection of religion and demographic trends in his book, “Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?: Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century” and more recently has turned towards the question how Western societies are coping with migration from non-Western societies in his meticulously researched “Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration, and the Future of White Majorities.”
In addition to being a data and facts driven researcher, Dr. Kaufmann also participated in the public debate and publishes regularly on topics from free speech rights to cancel culture on college campuses and the concept of “wokeness.”
Make sure to follow his work and commentary on Twitter at https://twitter.com/epkaufm
In our conversation we cover why some pollsters missed the “shy Trump vote,” the role of religion in demographic trends, and whether Western societies have lower fertility rates due to cultural or economic reasons. We also discuss Cancel&Campus culture, the impact of political correctness on voting behavior and self-censorship as well as the future of migration and integration in Europe and the US. Towards the end we also turn to the question what could be done differently in educational institutions and the public discourse to make attempts at the integration of minorities more successful.
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On today’s Global Wire Conversation I will be talking to John Yoo University of California Berkeley law professor and former deputy Assistant Attorney General in the George W Bush Administration and current visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution.
John Yoo co-hosts the Pacific Century podcast with Michael Auslin, broadly addressing developments in China and Asia. They discuss the latest politics, economics, law, and cultural news, with a focus on US policy in the region. He also co-hosts LawTalk with Richard Epstein and Troy Senik, discussing the latest developments in law and politics.
On our podcast today we will be talking about his most recent book, “Defender in Chief: Donald Trump’s Fight for Presidential Power,” whether or not Donald Trump is a “Constitutional Populist”, the Supreme Court and American politics.
In today's conversation, Ralph talks to professor Glenn Loury about race, culture and economics.
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Glenn C. Loury is the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University. He has taught previously at Boston, Harvard and Northwestern Universities, and the University of Michigan. As a prominent social critic and public intellectual, writing mainly on the themes of racial inequality and social policy, Professor Loury has published over 200 essays and reviews in journals of public affairs in the U.S. and abroad. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is a contributing editor at The Boston Review, and was for many years a contributing editor at The New Republic. Professor Loury’s books include One by One, From the Inside Out: Essays and Reviews on Race and Responsibility in America (The Free Press, 1995 – winner of the American Book Award and the Christianity Today Book Award); The Anatomy of Racial Inequality (Harvard University Press, 2002); Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy: Comparing the US and the UK (ed., Cambridge University Press, 2005); and, Race, Incarceration and American Values (M.I.T. Press, 2008).
You can follow Professor Loury's commentary on "The Glenn Show" on bloggingheads.tv and also follow him on twitter https://twitter.com/GlennLoury
In today's Global Wire Conversation Ralph speaks with Yasmine Mohammed.
Canadian human rights activist, Yasmine Mohammed, advocates for the rights of women living within Islamic majority countries, as well as those who struggle under religious fundamentalism. She is also the founder of Free Hearts Free Minds, an organization that provides psychological support for freethinkers living within Muslim majority countries- where the state sanctioned punishment for leaving Islam is death.
Her book, Unveiled, is a memoir/polemic that recalls her experiences growing up in a fundamentalist Islamic household and her arranged marriage to a member of Al-Qaeda. In it, she sheds light on the religious trauma that so many women still today are unable to discuss. Yasmine is a member of the prestigious Center for Inquiry (CFI) Speaker’s Bureau.
She is also on the Board of Advisors for The Brighter Brains Institute, an organization that builds secular schools. She has spoken in Canadian parliament on M103 and ‘Islamophobia’ and has been featured in many mainstream media publications such as: CNN, CBC, BBC, ABC Australia, Al Jazeera, New York Times and many others. She has spoken in Ivy League universities such as Harvard, Stanford, and Dartmouth and for many organizations including: The Freedom From Religion Foundation, Ayaan Hirsi Ali Foundation, Ayn Rand Institute, and Think Inc.
The CaseThe Global Wire Conversation - "The Case for Trump" with Victor Davis Hanson
In today's Global Wire Conversation Ralph speaks with the Hoover Institution's Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson about Donald Trump's presidency.
Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution; his focus is classics and military history. Hanson was a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California (1992–93), a visiting professor of classics at Stanford University (1991–92), the annual Wayne and Marcia Buske Distinguished Visiting Fellow in History at Hillsdale College (2004–), the Visiting Shifron Professor of Military History at the US Naval Academy (2002–3),and the William Simon Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University (2010).
In 1991 he was awarded an American Philological Association Excellence in Teaching Award. He received the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism (2002), presented the Manhattan's Institute's Wriston Lecture (2004), and was awarded the National Humanities Medal (2007) and the Bradley Prize (2008). Hanson is the author of hundreds of articles, book reviews, and newspaper editorials on Greek, agrarian, and military history and essays on contemporary culture.
He has written or edited twenty-four books, the latest of which is The Case for Trump (Basic Books, 2019). His other books include The Second World Wars (Basic Books, 2017); The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost - from Ancient Greece to Iraq (Bloomsbury 2013); The End of Sparta (Bloomsbury, 2011); The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern (Bloomsbury, 2010); Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome (ed.) (Princeton, 2010); The Other Greeks (California, 1998); The Soul of Battle (Free Press, 1999); Carnage and Culture (Doubleday, 2001); Ripples of Battle (Doubleday, 2003); A War Like No Other (Random House, 2005); The Western Way of War (Alfred Knopf, 1989; 2nd paperback ed., University of California Press, 2000); The Wars of the Ancient Greeks (Cassell, 1999; paperback ed., 2001); and Mexifornia: A State of Becoming (Encounter, 2003), as well as two books on family farming, Fields without Dreams (Free Press, 1995) and The Land Was Everything (Free Press, 1998). Currently, he is a syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services and a weekly columnist for National Review.
In today’s episode I talk with Dr. Barry Strauss about the madness and genius of Roman Emperors, how Western civilization might never have emerged if the Persian Wars would have ended differently, and what it all means for today.
Barry S. Strauss is a historian and Professor of History and Classics at Cornell University. He is an expert on ancient military history and has written numerous books, including The Battle of Salamis (2004), The Trojan War (2006), The Spartacus War (2009), Masters of Command (2013), and The Death of Caesar (2015). His books have been translated into sixteen languages.
His most recent book is “Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine” in which professor Strauss takes a closer look at 10 out of Ancient Rome’s over 60 imperial rulers. In addition to being a prolific writer, professor Strauss is also a commentator on contemporary issues from modern leadership to politics, and he publishes regularly in magazines like the New Criterion, the Wall Street Journal, and others.
He is also a podcaster himself, and his podcast Antiquitas can be found on his personal homepage at www.barrystrauss.com. I highly encourage my listeners to take a look, because engaging with professor Strauss’ work is both educational and, due to his engaging writing style, entertaining and capturing. He is also a contributor to the Netflix original series “Roman Empire.”
The Global Wire Conversation - "Modernity and Its Discontents" with Steven B. Smith
In today's Global Wire Conversation Ralph speaks with Steven B. Smith about the discontents with modernity, the strength and weaknesses of modern liberalism, and the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes and Leo Strauss.
Steven B. Smith received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has taught at Yale since 1984 and is the Alfred Cowles Professor of Political Science. He has served as Director of Graduate Studies in Political Science, Director of the Special Program in the Humanities, and Acting Chair of Judaic Studies and from 1996-2011 served as the Master of Branford College. His research has focused on the history of political philosophy with special attention to the problem of the ancients and moderns, the relation of religion and politics, and theories of representative government.
His best-known publications include Hegel’s Critique of Liberalism (1989), Spinoza, Liberalism, and Jewish Identity (1997), Spinoza’s Book of Life (2003), Reading Leo Strauss (2006), and The Cambridge Companion to Leo Strauss (2009), Political Philosophy (2012), and Modernity and its Discontents (2016) which recently came out in paperback.
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