Know Your Enemy #15: The Year the Clock Broke, with John Ganz

Know Your Enemy #15: The Year the Clock Broke, with John Ganz

John Ganz joins us to discuss David Duke, Pat Buchanan, Sam Francis, and paleoconservatism’s undying influence on the Republican Party.

Pat Buchanan at a 1996 rally (Wally McNamee/Getty Images)

Know Your Enemy is a podcast about the American right co-hosted by Matthew Sitman and Sam Adler-Bell. Read more about it here. You can subscribe, rate, and review to the show on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher, and receive bonus content by supporting the podcast on Patreon.

Matt and Sam talk to John Ganz about paleoconservatism, the Island of the Misfit Toys of the American right. Along the way we’re introduced to David Duke, Pat Buchanan, Sam Francis, and others, and discuss their enduring influence on the Republican Party and conservative politics—both in 1992, when Buchanan made a failed run for president, and today, when the hopes of their movement seems to have been fulfilled in Donald Trump.

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