The Federalist Radio Hour

Stephen Walt is a leading thinker in American foreign policy and a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Walt discusses the foreign policy establishment's stubborn commitment to "liberal hegemony," and the surprising similarities between Obama's and Trump's foreign policy leaders. Domenech also asks him about military power, Trump's favorability for Israel, and whether we should be concerned about China. Walt's latest book is, "The Hell of Good Intentions: America's Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy."

The Federalist Radio Hour
00:46:00 10/28/2018

Past Episodes

David Betancourt writes about comic book culture for the Washington Post. With the recent passing of Stan Lee, the Godfather of Marvel comics, Betancourt and Domenech nerd out over his work and the future of the comic book entertainment industry. They also discuss the newest comic series and potential trouble in entertainment with Disney's merger with Fox.
00:54:00 11/15/2018
Avik Roy joins Ben Domenech to discuss why Republicans fail at health policy, think tanks, how to have productive policy debates, and the reformed conservative movement. Roy is President of The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity and editor at Forbes.
00:57:00 11/14/2018
Richard Brookhiser is a biographer, historian, journalist, and senior editor National Review. Domenech and Brookhiser discuss the founding fathers, the life of Judge John Marshall, identity politics, and tolerance. His new book is, "John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court."
00:56:00 11/13/2018
Congressman Mike Gallagher, who represents the 8th district of Wisconsin, joins Ben Domenech for a conversation on Wisconsin midterms, Green Bay football, healthcare, and how we can reform the legislative process on The Hill. Gallagher argues his ideas for restoring power structures and correcting incentives in Congress.
00:57:00 11/12/2018
McKay Coppins, staff writer at The Atlantic, joins Ben Domenech to discuss whether Republicans and Democrats will do some soul searching now that they've seen the results of their 2018 campaigning. Coppins explains that the GOP is actually more Trumpy than before, and it seems Dems have no plans of shedding their progressive leanings. They also discuss how Newt Gingrich broke Congress, and paved the way for Trump's rise.
00:55:00 11/10/2018
Sohrab Ahmari, op-ed editor at the New York Post, joins Ben for a conversation on faith, populism, and the shrinking existence of religion in media and politics. They discuss the Left's favorite phrase, "the right side of history," and how the Right could offer solutions for progressive voters.
00:41:00 11/8/2018
Michael Hendrix, director of state and local policy at the Manhattan Institute, unpacks important election results impacting gubernatorial seats and local policy proposals. They discuss some of the biggest issues in urban areas like housing and economic development that could be improved with conservative policy ideas.
00:52:00 11/7/2018
Brian Kilmeade, co-host of "Fox & Friends" and author of "Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny," joins Ben Domenech the day after the 2018 midterms to discuss the biggest surprises of the results. They discuss Trump's influence on voters, 2020 presidential candidates, and changing voter demographics.
00:46:00 11/6/2018
Comedian and filmmaker Louis C.K. was accused of harassment by five women just weeks before his latest film, "I Love You, Daddy" was set to hit theaters in the fall of 2017. After watching the now impossible-to-find movie, Emily Jashinsky, Inez Stepman, and Madeline Osburn discuss why it's a movie our culture should see and discuss, especially in light of the #MeToo era. The movie addresses sexual politics and feminism in a way that is heavily ironic now that it will never be seen because of the way society is grappling with sexual politics.
00:59:00 11/5/2018
In his new book, "The Once and Future Worker," Oren Cass, Manhattan Institute senior fellow, lays out his hypothesis on labor, wages, and how a renewal of jobs is crucial for a thriving, self-sufficient society that offers opportunity to all. Domenech and Cass also discuss Universal Basic Income and the plight of the unemployed men.
00:42:00 11/4/2018

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