I Don’t Have Courage, I Have Tenure.

How does liberty die? According to Padmé, with thunderous applause. According to The New York Times, with an ill-timed op-ed ghostwritten by Putin. And according to John Pitney, professor of American politics at Claremont McKenna, maybe with Trump? John joins the show to play Remnant bingo, but also to make the case that Trump’s oft-praised abrasiveness isn’t actually very American — and that his behavior usually stifles liberty instead of promoting it.

Show Notes:

Pitney’s book, Un-American: The Fake Patriotism of Donald J. Trump

Pitney’s piece on Obama and Trump

Richard Weaver, Ideas have Consequences

The Federalist Papers, free and online

So this is how liberty dies

P.J. O’Rourke talks about Hillary

Trump wants to protect Article XII

Claremont’s 10 years in review

Pitney’s book After Reagan: Bush, Dukakis, and the 1988 Election

‘We’re dying at the box office,’ Schwarzenegger tells GOP

East/West coast Straussians feuds

Pitney being interviewed about expanding the House

Elaine Kamarck talking about her role as a superdelegate

Vladimir Putin’s uh, op-ed in the Times?

Jonah’s appearance with Andrew Klavan

TommyJohn.com/remnant for 25% off site wide

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