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Destined for Greatness

The kids will be alright.

Jamie is joined by Dr. Shilo Brooks, executive director of Princeton’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, to discuss how looking to the past can save the next generation.

The Agenda:
— Five Thinkers: Xenophon, Niccolo Machiavelli, Theodore Roosevelt, Sandra Day O’Connor, Frederick Douglass
— Restoring honorable ambition
— Rebuffing criticisms of Western classical tradition
— Getting ideology out of classrooms
— Why pro-Hamas demonstrators are on elite campuses
— Don’t be safe, don’t be boring
— Is there a leader alive worth admiring?

Show Notes:
— James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
— Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince
— Xenophon’s Education of Cyrus
— Frederick Douglass’ “Self Made Men”
— Friedrich Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil
— Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove

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Jamie Weinstein is the host of Monday’s episode of The Dispatch Podcast, based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining The Dispatch, he was the host of The Jamie Weinstein Show. He has previously written for Rolling Stone, The Daily Beast, and National Review, among other publications, and has appeared as a commentator on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and HBO’s “Real Time w/ Bill Maher.” When Jamie is not hosting, he is spending time with his wife and three rambunctious boys or working on his many entrepreneurial pursuits.