Know Your Enemy: Your Questions, Answered

Know Your Enemy: Your Questions, Answered

In the annual mailbag episode, Matt and Sam answer listener questions about topics ranging from the influence of post-liberal intellectuals on the right to their favorite Willie Nelson albums.

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 to, rate, and review the show on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher, and receive bonus content by supporting the podcast on Patreon.

Once a year Matt and Sam take questions from listeners—and they always prove to be incredibly smart and interesting. This time around was no different, with questions that include such topics as: the crisis in Israel and Palestine, the influence of post-liberal thinkers on the right, polarization and our political future, the state of the GOP, Willie Nelson, conservative art (and artists), and more!

Sources and further reading:

Joshua Leifer, Toward a Humane Left, Gabriel Winants response, On Mourning and Statehood, and Leifers reply, Dissent (2023)

Patrick Deneen, Regime Change: Toward a Postliberal Future (2023)

Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano (1952)

Kurt Vonnegut, Harrison Bergeron (1961)

Lilliana Mason, Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity (2018)

Samuel L. Popkin, Crackup: The Republican Implosion and the Future of Presidential Politics (2021)

Matt Grossmann and David A. Hopkins, Asymmetric Politics: Ideological Republicans and Group Interest Democrats (2016)

John Spong, Daniel Lanois on Recording Willie Nelson’s Landmark Album Teatro, Texas Monthly (2023)

Walker Percy, Love in the Ruins (1971)

Suzanne Schneider, Light Among the Nations, Jewish Currents (2023)

Ellis Sandoz, Political Apocalypse: A Study of Dostoevskys Grand Inquisitor (1971)

Mark C. Henrie, ed., Doomed Bourgeois in Love: Essays on the Films of Whit Stillman (2001)

…and don’t forget to subscribe to Know Your Enemy on Patreon for access to all of our bonus episodes!

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