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Jan. 25, 2023

334 | Is Main Street Conservatism the Future of the Right? with Helen…

Helen Andrews and Emile Doak, co-editors of Main Street Conservatism: The Future of the Right - Lessons from 20 Years of the American Conservative, join The Realignment as a tie-in to yesterday's "Realignment Live" event. They discuss the right's political …

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Jan. 24, 2023

333 | Inside the New House China Select Committee with Rep. Mike Gall…

Congressman Mike Gallagher, the newly-appointed chairman of the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party, returns to The Realignment. He discusses his vision for the select committee, how to avoid a catastrophic …

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Jan. 20, 2023

332 | How the Congo's Cobalt Fuel's Electric Vehicles, Batteries, and…

Siddharth Kara, author of Cobalt Red: How the Blood of the Congo Powers Our Lives, joins The Realignment to discuss the role cobalt plays in lithium batteries that power everything from laptops, phones, and electric vehicles, how the concentration of …

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Jan. 19, 2023

331 | One Small Step Towards a Fusion Energy Breakthrough with Charle…

Charles Seife, author of Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking, joins The Realignment to discuss last month's announcement by the Department of Energy of a successful controlled nuclear fusion reaction. Charles …

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Jan. 18, 2023

Realignment Q&A Mailbag: Does Davos/the World Economic Forum Matter, …

Marshall and Saagar answer Realignment Supercast subscriber Q&A from our ask-me-anything page. Subscribers to The Realignment's Supercast help us monetize the show, submit questions for Q&A episodes, listen to exclusive content, and more.

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Jan. 17, 2023

330 | Does Great Power Equal Responsibility? America and the World fr…

Robert Kagan, author of The Ghost at the Feast: America and the Collapse of World Order, 1900-1941, joins The Realignment to discuss how the U.S. responded to the collapse of world order during and after WWI, how the acquisition of …

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Jan. 13, 2023

329 | Saagar & Marshall on Congress, Airline Debacles, & Taiwan + Joh…

Saagar and Marshall discuss Speaker Kevin McCarthy and the new Republican House majority, the lessons of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg's tenure, and the results of a wargame focused on a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. Afterward, Marshall interviews Economic Innovation Group …

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Jan. 12, 2023

328 | The Pentagon Isn't Ready for the New World of Disruptive Innova…

Steve Blank, co-founder of the Gordian Knot Center for National Security Innovation, Stanford adjunct professor, and former Defense Business Board member, joins The Realignment to discuss why the Department of Defense is built for a world that no longer exists, …

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Jan. 11, 2023

Realignment Q&A Mailbag | The Return of Serious Politics? Speaker Dra…

Marshall and Saagar answer Realignment Supercast subscriber Q&A from our ask-me-anything page. Subscribers to The Realignment's Supercast help us monetize the show, submit questions for Q&A episodes, listen to exclusive content, and more.

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Jan. 10, 2023

327 | Welcome to 2023 - Navigating Political & Market Chaos with Brad…

Bradley Tusk, CEO and co-founder of Tusk Ventures, returns to The Realignment to discuss Speaker Kevin McCarthy's election debacle, the prospects for Congressional Democrats and Republicans in 2023, the state of the post-boom tech industry, crypto post-SBF, and offers several …

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Dec. 14, 2022

326 | Ian Kershaw: The Personalities Who Built and Destroyed Modern E…

Ian Kershaw, author of Personality and Power: Builders and Destroyers of Modern Europe, Hitler: A Biography, and The Global Age: Europe, 1950-2017, joins The Realignment to discuss how the characters and personalities of individual 20th-century European leaders led to triumph …

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Dec. 13, 2022

325 | Shannon K. O'Neil: The Globalization Myth - Why Regions Matter

Shannon K. O'Neil, author of The Globalization Myth: Why Regions Matter, joins The Realignment to discuss why the conventional story of globalization since the 1980s is wrong, why companies, money, ideas, and people looked regionally, not globally, how three regional …

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Dec. 12, 2022

324 | Paul Millerd: Imagining a New Story for Work with the Pathless …

Paul Millerd, author of The Pathless Path: Imagining a New Story for Work, joins The Realignment to discuss the future of work and career advancement in a fast-changing world. Marshall and Paul discuss economic and workplace tumult post-COVID, recent layoffs …

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Dec. 9, 2022

323 | James Rickards: How Broken Supply Chains Will Sink the Global E…

James Rickards, author of Sold Out: How Broken Supply Chains, Surging Inflation, and Political Instability Will Sink the Global Economy, joins The Realignment to discuss how and why the global supply chain crunch began long before COVID, the entanglement of …

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Dec. 8, 2022

322 | Jeremi Suri: America's Unfinished War Over Democracy

Jeremi Suri, author of Civil War by Other Means: America’s Long and Unfinished Fight for Democracy and The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America's Highest Office, joins The Realignment to discuss the history of debates over how America …

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Dec. 7, 2022

321 | Beverly Gage: How the FBI and Its Politics Shaped the American …

Beverly Gage, 20th-century American History Professor at Yale and author of G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century, joins The Realignment to discuss how J. Edgar Hoover's tenure as FBI director shaped American history, politicized federal …

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Dec. 6, 2022

320 | Trae Stephens: Rebooting the Arsenal of Democracy

Trae Stephens, Co-Founder of Anduril and Partner at Founders Fund, joins The Realignment's daily end-of-year coverage to discuss Anduril's mission document: Rebooting the Arsenal of Democracy. Trae and Marshall discuss the defense industrial base vulnerabilities exposed by the war in …

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Dec. 5, 2022

319 | Frank Dikötter: Shattering the Myths of China After Mao

Frank Dikötter, author of China After Mao: The Rise of a Superpower, How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century, and The People's Trilogy, joins The Realignment to discuss how unprecedented access to Chinese archives …

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Dec. 2, 2022

318 | Noah Smith: Vibe Shifting Out of the Long 2010s

Noah Smith, author of the Noahpinion Substack, joins The Realignment's end-of-the-year daily series to discuss why 2022 *actually* feels like the end of the long 2010s that began with the response to the 2008 financial crisis and the election of …

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Dec. 1, 2022

317 | Saagar & Marshall's 2022 Year-in-Review: China Protests & Zero …

Saagar and Marshall kick off The Realignment's End-of-Year coverage with a discussion of the issues that defined 2022: the rising backlash against China's Zero COVID policy, how liberal democracy fared against its authoritarian rivals, where the culture war stands post-midterms, …

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Nov. 29, 2022

316 | William D. Cohan: The Rise & Unimaginable Fall of General Elect…

William D. Cohan, founding partner of Puck, writer at large for Airmail, former investment banker, and author of Power Failure: The Rise and Fall of an American Icon, joins The Realignment to discuss his autopsy of General Electric, from its …

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Nov. 22, 2022

315 | David Sax: The Over-Hyped Digital World and Why Our Future Is A…

David Sax, author The Future Is Analog: How to Create a More Human World and The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter, joins The Realignment to discuss why early-COVID promises of digital transformation were over-hyped in work, …

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Nov. 18, 2022

314 | Saagar & Marshall: Unpacking Trump's 2024 Announcement + the 20…

Saagar and Marshall discuss former President Trump's 2024 announcement, the Republican Party's outperformance in the 2022 midterms, and take listener questions.

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Nov. 17, 2022

313 | William Inboden: How Ronald Reagan Won the First Cold War

William Inboden, author of The Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan, the Cold War, and the World on the Brink, Executive Director of the Clements Center for National Security, and Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, joins The Realignment to …

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