* Know Your Enemy Podcast: The Year the Clock Broke (w/ John Ganz)

Matt and Sam talk to John Ganz about David Duke, Pat Buchanan, Sam Francis, and the year 1992—when paleconservatives made a play for power and prefigured our own Trumpy times. 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.

Sources and Recommended Reading:

John Ganz, The Year the Clock Broke (The Baffler)

John Ganz, Finding Neverland (The New Republic)

Rick Perlstein, I Thought I Understood the American Right. Trump Proved Me Wrong (New York Times)

Murray Rothbard, Right-Wing Populism: A Strategy for the Paleo Movement

Michael Brendan Dougherty, The Castaway (America’s Future Foundation)

Shuja Haider, How To Be a Democrat, According to Republicans (The Outline)

Matt and Sam talk to John Ganz about David Duke, Pat Buchanan, Sam Francis, and the year 1992—when paleconservatives made a play for power and prefigured our own Trumpy times.

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