Know Your Enemy: Pandemic Politics, with Marshall Steinbaum and Sarah Jones

Know Your Enemy: Pandemic Politics, with Marshall Steinbaum and Sarah Jones

Two special guests, Sarah Jones and Marshall Steinbaum, return to the show to help Matt and Sam make sense of the politics of the pandemic.

Vice President Mike Pence arrives for the Senate Republican luncheon on June 24, 2020 (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via 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 are joined by two special guests, Sarah Jones and Marshall Steinbaum, who return to the show to take stock of where we’re at: our failed response to the pandemic, the connections between the pandemic and the protests, and how all this might play out in November.  The four of us range widely—but be warned, this is not the most inspiring conversation. Are there any reasons to be hopeful? Listen and find out.

Further Reading:

Eric Levitz, “Coronavirus is Killing Our Economy because It Was Already Sick” (New York Magazine)

Sam Adler-Bell, “Conservative Incoherence” (Dissent)

Sarah Jones, “Eugenics Isn’t Going to Get Us Out of This Mess” (New York Magazine)

Sarah Jones, “The Coronavirus Class War” (New York Magazine)

Matthew Sitman, “Why the Pandemic is Driving Conservative Intellectuals Mad” (The New Republic)

Know Your Enemy bonus episode: What Are Intellectuals Good For? (with further thoughts on the protests that followed George Floyd’s murder)


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