Jun 2, 2021 • 52M

Ross Douthat on Decadence, Wokeness, and UFOs

Our wide-ranging conversation with the New York Times columnist.


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Damir Marusic
Shadi Hamid
Agreement is nice. Disagreement is better.
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“What fascinates and terrifies us about the Roman Empire is not that it finally went smash,” W. H. Auden once wrote, but rather that “it managed to last for four centuries without creativity, warmth, or hope.” In his latest bookThe Decadent Society, Ross Douthat suggests contemporary America may be in a similar spot. He joined Shadi and Damir to discu…

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