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Age of Acrimony and grand narratives

In The Age of Acrimony, the author says that during the Gilded Age "Americans joined mass political parties for protection and community," but in the Progressive Era, "where mass culture was a daily reality, individualism seemed to promise safety" from populist politics feared by muckrakers and social reformers. You guys often refer to us as living in the 1890s, which I've always thought of as meaning following a similar trajectory. But taking your 'Binary Moment' argument, American presidential trends since the end of WWII, and the recent rise of regional power politics into account, doesn't it seem we are just as likely moving in the opposite direction? (Something like going from a Progressive Era into a Gilded Age, with imperialism still in the mix). When breaking the tendency to read American history as "whig history," how do you use historical timeframes to inform the present moment? How can politicians craft useful narratives out of a regression to what Grinspan calls "democratic variability"? Is this really what Ross Douthat's Decadent Society is trying to get at?

Postliberalism

Where would you fit conservative post-liberals (like Deneen, Vermeule, etc.) within the landscape of the emerging New Right? Has liberalism failed? Any sympathies or misgivings for their vision of a post-liberal political order?

Nationalization

Hi Saagar & Marshall During the live show you at in Atlanta, Kyle was saying the solution to the college solution is Nationalization. Could we get a guest in the future to discuss the history of nationalization and why it was done, how it is was done. Feel a lot of people just throw around that action. Without thinking about the second & third order effects. As a Nigerian living in the UK, the UK has wide history of nationalization and privatization of industries so maybe you can look towards there for some inspiration. Also maybe potential episode about democracy, (sounds very cringe ) or maybe you can give me some book recommendation. As a history fan and I know you guys are also. I am thinking about how we got to the american constitution, & inspiration from the British, Roman and Greeks Hopefully next live show you have, i will plan to fly out to the US. Love you guys work, keep up the good work.

Nationalization

Hi Saagar & Marshall During the live show you at in Atlanta, Kyle was saying the solution to the college solution is Nationalization. Could we get a guest in the future to discuss the history of nationalization and why it was done, how it is was done. Feel a lot of people just throw around that action. Without thinking about the second & third order effects. As a Nigerian living in the UK, the UK has wide history of nationalization and privatization of industries so maybe you can look towards there for some inspiration. Also maybe potential episode about democracy, (sounds very cringe ) or maybe you can give me some book recommendation. As a history fan and I know you guys are also. I am thinking about how we got to the american constitution, & inspiration from the British, Roman and Greeks Hopefully next live show you have, i will plan to fly out to the US. Love you guys work, keep up the good work.

Youtubers?

Hi Guys, I am curious if consider yourself youtubers, and you follow any youtubers outside of the political ones?