No. 33 Bookworm Podcast: Understanding “Left” and “Right” in America
In this Bookworm Podcast, I examine how the term “Right Wing” is misused to imply that conservative Americans are fascists lusting for world domination.
My latest podcast is up and running. You can listen to it through the audio embed below, or at LibSyn, or through Apple Podcasts. Also — and this is a grand experiment I cooked up while spending 12 hours hopscotching from Tennessee to California and another 12 hours (a week later) making the return trip — I’ve made a companion video, which I’ve also embedded below.
The video is very much an experiment and I have to confess that the video and the companion podcast (which is a direct copy of the audio on the video, minus some long pauses) have a few rough spots. I’ve figured out how to work out those rough spots, but after spending more than six hours yesterday making a 35 minute video, I was just too “done with” the project to make repairs. Bear with me, though, for it will get better.
In this podcast I discuss that fact that, while the world applies the terms “Left” and “Right” to the American political scene, those words fail to distinguish American conservatives from the rest of the world’s political “Right.” We conservatives are different and we’re better.
Also, for those who prefer reading, the companion post will be up in a couple of hours.