Cake or Death?

Steven Teles, a professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University, joins us on the heels of his newly released book, Never Trump. Stop sharpening your pitchforks, everyone! It’s an objective treatment of the Never Trump movement that doesn’t come down one way or the other on it. It also leads into some classic Remnant wonkery, with tangents into the problems with party strength, mediating institutions, and political history, and how these things relate to the tensions within modern conservatism.

Show Notes:

Steve and Rob Saldin’s book, “Never Trump”

Milan Svolik: “Polarization versus Democracy”

The DNC commission that created changes in 1972

Eddie Izzard: “Cake or Death?”

Gorillas in the Mist Conservatism

Buckley’s function as conservative purgemaster

George Nash’s book on conservative intellectual history

Knightian uncertainty

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Aldrich’s “Why Parties?”

Remnant 186, with Shoshana Weissmann

Bound by Oath, a podcast by the Institute for Justice

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