Episode 14: The Dangerous Temptation of Ideals and Anti-Politics

In the third week of lockdown, Shadi and Damir talk about the Beatles versus the Stones, how the 1960s represent a kind of dangerous idealism grounded in universal values, and how there’s no escaping politics.

Reading List:
“The Coronavirus Killed the Revolution” — Shadi Hamid (The Atlantic)

“It’s imperative for the U.S. and China to work together on the coronavirus pandemic” — Michael McFaul (Washington Post)

Jennifer Rubin’s Political Mathematics (Twitter)

“National Identity is Made Up” — Max Fisher and Amanda Taub (The New York Times)

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