The Realignment
★★★★★

Best podcast, period. Here’s a question...

Hey guys, love the pod. Both “war with China” podcasts reminded me of a short but impactful conversation I had with an old history professor I had in college in 2016. We were discussing the turmoil in our country and I simply asked “when do you think we will see a major political shift in politics including both as a geopolitical super power and our domestic policy across both parties?” His response was “when the baby boomers die off”. At first I laughed but soon realized the truth in his statement. Do you guys think there will be a political shift after our parent’s generation dies off? (I’m pro parents not dying off btw) and do y’all think it will cause yet more division given the current trends with younger generations? I see an obvious attitude difference towards social issues and foreign policy amongst baby boomers and millennials but I’m not so sure that we haven’t just inherited the same views but with different roots. In 1960 it was the fight against communism. Today it’s the fight against terror. Does money and power supersede generational beliefs and tendencies?

P.S. I’m a history major and I love the historical context you guys provide. I always gravitated towards WW1 as an interest and the lack of perspective many Americans have on western civ in general is alarming particularly topics such as Marxism, the Revolutions of 1848, WW1, and the French Revolution. Also, the Guns of August by B. Tuchman should be required reading. I also want to recommend a couple books “Passchendaele: The Untold Story” by Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson and “The End of Tsarist Russia: the March to WW1 and Revolution” by Dominic Lieven. The latter is a grind but amazingly informative on the Russian sphere during the turn of the century. I was going to say “Ordinary Men” by Christopher Browning but I’m sure you guys have got it. If not, it’s a must.

Thanks for making my days better.

Sincerely,

Ryan K. from Atlanta, Ga

April 15, 2021 by metallicaslayer666 on Apple Podcasts


The Realignment