Global Politics & Cultures (formerly Independent Thought & Freedom)
Episode 150

Two Americas: Enlightenment and Counter Enlightenment w/ Spencer Critchley

Kirk Meighoo published on

This is an excerpt from my interview with Spencer Critchely about his new book, "Patriots of Two Nations: Why Trump Was Inevitable and What Happens Next" (McDavid Media, 2020).

Very interestingly, he analyses the United States as being divided between those that are part of the "Enlightenment" and those that are part of the "Counter-Enlightment". In other words, there are those who believe America is an idea, founded on liberal ideals which include rational progress, and those who see America as a nation of the American people, with a peculiar history, traditions, and customs, not all necessary rational, but which tie "blood and soil" over time.

Join us for a fascinating discussion.


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