Interview with Professor Charles Kesler, editor of the Claremont Review of Books. The historical context of Donald Trump. A mere demagogue, or is there something more to this? Is the Ruling Class on the wrong side of history? Will Trump's flauntings of "political correctness" have any lasting impact on American culture? Reflections on Cicero, pop stars and "entertainment" in politics. Sketches toward the future of American foreign policy, with thoughts on the refugee crisis in Europe and "birthright citizenship" in America. Will Jeb Bush ever rise from the ashes? Notes on the current state of the "progressive" movement, with regard to Obama, Hillary and Bernie Sanders. Plus, what is "conservatism" today? With music and listener calls.
Is it time for the GOP to fall in line with Trump? Are those opposed to Trump "on the wrong side of history" itself? Trump now surpasses Hillary in the polls, and further expands his lead in the GOP field. The "joyful" Jeb Bush decides to attack Trump in Spanish. Smart move? Trump responds by suggesting English would have been a better choice. Meanwhile, Trump signs the "loyalty pledge" to the Republican Party. Win-Win for Trump? The "frightened" Left attempts to psychoanalyze and demonize Trump and his supporters, while Trump earns gestures of support from prominent "pop culture" figures including Tom Brady, Kanye West, Owen Wilson and Robert Redford. Was Hugh Hewitt playing "gotcha" with Trump? Preliminary notes on the European "refugee" crisis. With music and listener calls.