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Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
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ORDER Glenn's memoir, LATE ADMISSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. Available here or wherever you get your books: https://wwnorton.com/books/97803938813490:00 How Josh got Glenn started in podcasting3:05 Early career advice to Glenn: Don’t be an a*****e6:30 A recent loss in Josh’s life8:36 Did Trump’s prosecution and conviction set a dangerous precedent?15:37 Biden’s uninspiring presidential campaign19:38 Josh: Trump is “an enemy of and a threat to … fundamental political values”23:22 The problem of the meritocracy28:54 The “shame” Glenn felt after his speech at a synagogue39:19 The things left unsaid about the Gaza War47:22 Were Glenn’s fears about reaction to his thoughts about Gaza overblown?51:23 Can mistaken ad hominem inferences about audiences initiate self-censorship on the part of speakers?55:55 When Manhattan Institute President Reihan Salaam when to Berkeley1:00:58 Josh: Campus protests have basically been a good thing1:09:33 Josh’s thoughts on what John Rawls might have said about the State of IsraelRecorded June 1, 2024Links and ReadingsGlenn’s writing for Boston ReviewGlenn and Josh’s first Bloggingheads conversationMichael Lind’s UnHerd piece, “Trump’s Conviction Is an Assault on Democracy”Michael Sandel’s book, The Tyranny of MeritMichael Sandel’s Boston Review piece, “How Markets Crowd Out Morals”Michael Sandel discusses The Tyranny of Merit on TGSGlenn’s Substack post, “Self-Censorship in a Time of War”Glenn’s 1994 essay, “Self-Censorship in Public Discourse: A Theory of ‘Political Correctness’ and Related Phenomena”Glenn’s Palm Beach Synagogue speech, “What Has Become of the Partnership between Black and Jews”John Mearsheimer on TGSOmer Bartov on TGSReihan Salam’s book, Melting Pot or Civil War?The Kalven Committee ReportJohn Rawls’s book, A Theory of JusticeJohn Rawls’s book, The Law of PeoplesJosh’s essay, “Is There a Human Right to Democracy?” This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit glennloury.substack.com/subscribe
May 2024 Q&A

May 2024 Q&A

2024-06-0507:511

This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit glennloury.substack.comAfter a two-month hiatus, John and I are back for a Q&A session. This time around, as an experiment, we asked subscribers to submit non-political questions. Let’s see what you came up with.
ORDER Glenn's memoir, LATE ADMISSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. Available here or wherever you get your books: https://wwnorton.com/books/97803938813490:00 A message from Glenn1:14 Unsettling the “Settled Questions,” Glenn Loury & John McWhorter2:59 The Race and IQ Question, Glenn Loury & John McWhorter12:19 Facing Reality, Glenn Loury & Charles Murray21:40 The IQ Taboo, Glenn Loury & Amy Wax31:08 Debate with an Embattled Racial Realist, Glenn Loury & Amy Wax45:44 The Uncomfortable Truth Behind Economic Inequality, Glenn Loury48:21 The Dangers of Research into Race & IQ, Glenn Loury & Lex Fridman This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit glennloury.substack.com/subscribe
Order Glenn's memoir, LATE ADMISSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. Available here or wherever you get your books: https://wwnorton.com/books/97803938813490:00 Intro2:50 “I got arrested driving a stolen car ...”9:27 The Regal Auntie Eloise and the Bug-Eyed Uncle Moonie23:17 “There was a lot of pain that the blood of Jesus was invoked to cover ...”39:38 Winners & Losers50:31 Words I Think of When Remembering My Mother This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit glennloury.substack.com/subscribe
ORDER Glenn's memoir, LATE ADMISSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. Available here or wherever you get your books: https://wwnorton.com/books/97803938813490:00 The end of a tumultuous semester 4:39 The willful misreadings of John’s criticisms of the student protests 9:26 There are wars all over the world. Why so much fervor around Israel-Palestine? 16:40 Ground News ad 18:41 Has Israel gone too far in Gaza?22:32 Should students be forced to listen to protests that might offend them? 35:11 Glenn’s book is out this week! 41:11 An update on Glenn’s recovery and hospital cuisineRecorded May 11, 2024Links and ReadingsJohn’s NYT piece, “I’m a Columbia Professor. The Protests on My Campus Are Not Justice”John’s NYT piece, “The Columbia Protests Made the Same Mistake the Civil Rights Movement Did”John’s NYT piece, “Why Was This Treasure of Musical Theater All but Lost to the Ages?”Coleman Hughes and Robert Wright debate Israel-PalestinePamela Paul’s NYT piece on Glenn, “He Knows It’s Important to Admit Mistakes. He’s Made Many.”WSJ’s review of Late AdmissionsTunku Varadarajan’s 2020 WSJ profile of GlennWaPo’s review of Late Admissions This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit glennloury.substack.com/subscribe
Click the timestamp to go to the indicated clip in this YouTube video, click the title to go to the video from which the clip was pulled0:00: Intro from Glenn2:15: Cops and Race - May 29, 202010:09: The Viruses - June 9, 202016:39: A Uniquely Potentially Calamitous Situation - June 3, 202021:14: The Slippery Slope to Hell - April 23, 202127:10: What Made George Floyd? - June 23, 202234:21: The Uncomfortable Truth Behind Economic Inequality - April 18, 202241:38: The Truth about George Floyd's Death - December 4, 202355:51: Filmmakers Reveal the Truth about George Floyd - December 18, 20231:10:29: What the Controversial George Floyd Doc Didn't Show Us - February 16, 20241:24:13: Minneapolis after George Floyd - March 1, 20241:27:34: Prosecuting Derek Chauvin - April 5, 2024 This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit glennloury.substack.com/subscribe
PREORDER Glenn's memoir, LATE ADMISSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. Available here or wherever you get your books: https://wwnorton.com/books/97803938813490:00 A message from Glenn3:56 Tyler’s research on human extinction and the end of the world12:11 Tyler’s two forthcoming books13:38 How elite schools incentivize “compulsory racial performance”18:40 The “mission creep” of identity politics24:23 Tyler Austin Harper University’s admissions policy28:44 Does diversity contribute to quality of education?35:18 The trouble with being “the black person” in class37:38 Diversity at Bates College, where Tyler teaches41:38 Night fishing with Tyler, insect collecting with John45:46 Tyler’s prolific social media presence48:38 Tyler’s five-year plan52:51 The turn away from obscurantism in the humanitiesRecorded April 28, 2024Links and ReadingsGlenn and John’s first conversation with TylerGlenn and John talk with Tyler and Daniel BessnerMary Shelley’s novel, The Last ManTyler’s NYT piece, “I Teach at an Elite College. Here’s a Look Inside the Racial Gaming of Admissions”Christopher Lasch’s book, The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing ExpectationsRichard Hanania’s book, The Origins of Woke: Civil Rights Law, Corporate America, and the Triumph of Identity PoliticsGlenn’s conversation with Peter ArcidiaconoTyler’s X (formerly Twitter) accountTyler’s Atlantic piece, “Polyamory, the Ruling Class’s Latest Fad”Jacques Derrida’s essay, “No Apocalypse, Not Now” This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit glennloury.substack.com/subscribe
PREORDER Glenn's memoir, LATE ADMISSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. Available here or wherever you get your books: https://wwnorton.com/books/97803938813490:00 New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s controversial decision to post the National Guard in the subway4:25 Charles defends pretrial detentions …12:45 … but he sees the problem with long pretrial detentions19:05 The ongoing—and occasionally halting—recovery from 202023:21 Are any major cities doing law enforcement and criminal justice right?29:52 Charles: I’ve seen no evidence that police unions abet misconduct34:38 Charles’s unsexy solutions for decreasing police misconduct38:00 Our present drift toward social toleration of drug use43:40 The perils of legalized sports gambling49:57 Charles: Long-term, medically assisted treatment is the best way to get addiction rates down53:06 Are we under-counting hate crimes?Recorded March 22, 2024Links and ReadingsCharles’s Substack, The Causal FallacyCharles’s City Journal piece, “Yes, New York’s Bail Reform Has Increased Crime”Charles and co-author Elias Neibart’s Manhattan Institute report, “Is Less Always More? The Unintended Consequences of New York State’s Parole Reform”Glenn’s conversation with Matthew MartensMatthew Martens’s book, Reforming Criminal Justice: A Christian ProposalCharles and co-author Reihan Salam’s Atlantic piece, “We’re Underfunding the Police”Tom Wolfe’s book, The Bonfire of the VanitiesCharles’s Substack post, “The Police Unions Puzzle”Glenn’s conversation with Philip K. HowardPhilip K. Howard’s book, Not Accountable: Rethinking the Constitutionality of Public Employee UnionsCharles’s City Journal piece, “Combat the Drug Crisis” This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit glennloury.substack.com/subscribe
PREORDER Glenn's memoir, LATE ADMISSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. Available here or wherever you get your books: https://wwnorton.com/books/97803938813490:00 A message from Glenn4:00 Why Clifton is planning a one-man show about Thomas Sowell9:42 The challenge of portraying Sowell onstage13:45 How Clifton is getting the show off the ground19:01 The lure of acting22:43 2020’s affect on the racial dynamics of the theater30:40 Clifton: Top-down DEI casting edicts are “central planning for art”40:25 The racial attitude that’s “destroying black artists,” according to Viola Davis47:27 Why Clifton changed his position about COVID pandemic measures1:04:29 The left’s valuation of vulnerability1:14:21 Why Clifton’s career fell apart after 20201:24:56 If progressives like the COVID vaccines, why don’t they give Trump any credit?1:29:05 The problem of the black independent thinkerRecorded April 13, 2024Links & ReadingClifton’s Substack, State of the ArtsThomas Sowell’s 1983 appearance on William F. Buckley’s Firing LineThomas Sowell’s memoir, A Personal OdysseyCheryl West’s play, Before It Hits HomeSuzan-Lori Parks’s 365 Plays/365 DaysDonald Bogle’s book, Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American FilmsDonald Bogle’s book, Primetime Blues: African Americans on Network TelevisionThe Great Barrington DeclarationAndrew Lobaczewski’s book, Political Ponerology: The Science of Evil, Psychopathy, and the Origins of Totalitarianism This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit glennloury.substack.com/subscribe
PREORDER Glenn's memoir, LATE ADMISSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. Available here or wherever you get your books: https://wwnorton.com/books/97803938813490:00 Michael’s new role at the University of Austin5:41 Michael’s “civilization” trilogy9:40 The rise of pro-censorship opinion among Democrats17:05 Do new communication technologies require revising our ideas about free speech?21:53 The Censorship-Industrial Complex28:10 The anti-censorship benefits of the Streisand Effect35:37 The government’s role in censorship at Facebook42:04 What you can’t say about war45:19 The dehumanizing effects of Black Lives Matters protests55:25 Forming an anti-nihilist coalition1:00:36 Embracing American liberal democracyRecorded March 21, 2024Links and ReadingsMichael’s Substack, PublicUniversity of AustinMichael’s book, Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us AllMichael’s book, San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin CitiesAndrew Lobaczewski’s book, Political Ponerology: The Science of Evil, Psychopathy, and the Origins of TotalitarianismMartin Gurri’s book, The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New MillenniumThe WPATH FilesJohn McWhorter’s book, Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black AmericaErnest Becker’s book, The Denial of DeathGlenn’s City Journal essay, “The Case for Black Patriotism”John Burn-Murdoch’s Financial Times piece, “America is undergoing a racial realignment”Abigail Schrier’s book, Bad Therapy: Why the Kids Aren’t Growing UpJonathan Haidt’s book, The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental IllnessRob Henderson’s book, Troubled: A Memoir of Foster Care, Family, and Social ClassGlenn’s conversation with Rob Henderson This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit glennloury.substack.com/subscribe
A Message from Glenn

A Message from Glenn

2024-04-1105:29

A message from Glenn concerning his surgery, his recovery, and what you can expect from The Glenn Show over the next month. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit glennloury.substack.com/subscribe
PREORDER Glenn's memoir, LATE ADMISSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. Available here or wherever you get your books: https://wwnorton.com/books/97803938813490:00 Why Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison wanted to come on TGS4:42 Keith’s defense of the George Floyd trials’ verdicts9:54 John: We weren’t wrong to ask the questions we asked, even if our answers came up short at first13:00: Keith: Liz Collin doesn’t seem to believe that police misconduct actually exists16:40 How Keith accounts for racial disparities in criminal behavior21:36 The emotional dimension of prosecution27:15 Keith’s argument for integration and against charter schools35:19 The redlining debate40:00 The burning of Minneapolis’s 3rd Precinct44:45 Keith: “‘Defund the police’ is dumb”46:38 What’s causing low police morale?50:25 Keith’s argument for a two-state solution and re-electing Biden55:41 Keith: Glenn and John play an important role in political discourse todayRecorded March 30, 2024Links and ReadingsKeith Ellison’s book, Break the Wheel: Ending the Cycle of Police ViolenceGlenn and John’s first conversation about The Fall of MinneapolisGlenn and John talk to Fall of Minneapolis filmmakers Liz Collin and JC ChaixGlenn and John talk George Floyd after Radley Balko’s first post on the documentaryRadley Balko’s Substack post, “The Retconning of George Floyd, Part One”Radley Balko’s Substack post, “The Retconning of George Floyd, Part Two”Radley Balko’s Substack post, “The Retconning of George Floyd, Part Three”Radley Balko’s response to Coleman HughesAlpha NewsRucker Johnson’s working paper, “Long-Run Impacts of School Desegregation & School Quality on Adult Attainments”John’s NYT piece, “What’s Missing from the Conversation about Systemic Racism”Equal Justice Initiative website This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit glennloury.substack.com/subscribe
March 2024 Q&A

March 2024 Q&A

2024-04-0310:39

This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit glennloury.substack.comGlenn and John answer questions submitted by Substack subscribers in their March 2024 Q&A session. Topics covered: race in America after Trayvon Martin, the Hughes-Balko debate, statistics vs. real life, denunciations of antisemitism, privileged African Americans and oppression, the origin story of Glenn and John, and John's alleged case of TDS.
PREORDER Glenn's memoir, LATE ADMISSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. Available here or wherever you get your books: https://wwnorton.com/books/97803938813490:00 The charges Amy faces at Penn4:08 Glenn: I’ve said some of things that have gotten Amy in trouble myself10:04 Amy: “You might as well erase the veritas from [Penn’s] mission statement”18:18 What’s really at issue in the Amy Wax indictment24:06 Amy’s race realist rebuttal to DEI34:43 Isn’t there room for some efforts toward proportional representation?43:46 When IQ differences matter and when they don’tRecorded March 20, 2024Links and ReadingsAmy’s 2021 TGS appearanceAmy’s 2022 TGS appearanceThe leaked Penn Hearing Board recommendationsGlenn’s 2021 conversation with Charles MurrayCharles Murray’s book, Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in AmericaAmy’s review of Facing Reality in the Claremont Review This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit glennloury.substack.com/subscribe
PREORDER Glenn's memoir, LATE ADMISSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. Available here or wherever you get your books: https://wwnorton.com/books/97803938813490:00 The word about Ron DeSantis on the streets of Key West3:32 John’s awards show allergy6:41 The realness of American Fiction14:50 Rustin’s narrow historical vision21:56 The SATs are on their way back23:23 Afraid to flagrantly split infinitives and end sentences with prepositions? That’s something you should get over.26:29 What do we mean by “colorblindness” today?38:30 John: Maybe we have to be a little cold-hearted about colorblindness41:56 What does rigid colorblindness blind us to?46:40 What would Stanley Crouch do?51:08 Debating the presidential debatesRecorded March 16, 2024Links and ReadingsAmerican Fiction trailerPercival Everett’s novel, ErasureRustin trailerBayard Rustin’s 1965 Commentary essay, “From Protest to Politics: The Future of the Civil Rights Movement”John’s NYT piece, “No, the SAT Isn’t Racist”John’s NYT piece, “The ‘Rule’ against Ending Sentences with Prepositions Has Always Been Silly”Coleman Hughes’s book, The End of Race Politics: Arguments for a Colorblind AmericaStanley Crouch’s book, Notes of a Hanging Judge: Essays and Reviews, 1979-1989Stanley Crouch’s book, The All-American Skin Game, or The Decoy of Race: The Long and Short of It, 1990-1994 This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit glennloury.substack.com/subscribe
PREORDER Glenn's memoir, LATE ADMISSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. Available here or wherever you get your books: https://wwnorton.com/books/97803938813490:00 Matthew’s theological perspective on criminal justice 5:28 Loving the criminal offender 8:10 25 years for an ounce-and-a-half of marijuana? 14:59 Christianity and the legal use of force 20:39 Matthew: I cannot enter the public square without considering my faith 24:48 Determining justice in a fallen world 29:35 What’s wrong with criminal justice today? 31:48 The problem of prosecutorial immunity 38:43 Matthew’s take on George Floyd 43:16 Has the criminal justice system truly reformed itself on race matters?50:00 The denial of bail and the denial of justice 56:37 Matthew: We don’t have quick, accurate, reliable verdicts 1:02:41 Why Matthew opposes the death penalty “as currently practiced in the United States” 1:08:21 How ordinary Americans can helpRecorded February 28, 2024Links and ReadingsMatthew’s book, Reforming Criminal Justice: A Christian ProposalRichard John Neuhaus’s book, The Naked Public Square: Religion and Democracy in AmericaPhilip Gorski, American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the PresentNational Register of ExonerationsSt. Irenaeus’s Against HeresiesKellen Funk and Sandra Mayson’s Harvard Law Review article, “Bail at the Founding” This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit glennloury.substack.com/subscribe
PREORDER Glenn's memoir, LATE ADMISSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. Available here or wherever you get your books: https://wwnorton.com/books/97803938813490:00 What makes an “elite”?4:37 Rob’s very rough early childhood7:39 Rob’s experience with foster care and adoption12:35 Why Rob joined the Air Force17:23 The uses of military discipline22:15 A 25-year-old military vet freshman at Yale24:55 Luxury beliefs and cultural capital29:56 Who bears the cost of defunding the police?35:43 Two-parent households for me but not for thee40:59 Revealed preferences and implicit understanding46:57 Interclass resentment as a political weapon52:45 How Rob became both the “token liberal” and the “token conservative”58:02 Rob: Poverty doesn’t necessarily generate social dysfunctionRecorded February 19, 2024Links and ReadingsRob’s memoir, Troubled: A Memoir of Foster Care, Family, and Social ClassRob’s SubstackRob’s Boston Globe op-ed, “The SAT is pathway to more college diversity, not less”Rob’s WSJ piece, “‘Luxury Beliefs’ That Only the Privileged Can Afford”Robert Putnam’s book, Our Kids: The American Dream in CrisisCharles Murray’s book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010Thorstein Veblen’s book, The Theory of the Leisure ClassPierre Bourdieu’s book, Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of TasteMichael Knox Beran’s book, Wasps: The Splendors and Miseries of an American AristocracyRob’s NYT op-ed, “Why Being a Foster Child Made Me a Conservative" This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit glennloury.substack.com/subscribe
PREORDER Glenn's memoir, LATE ADMISSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. Available here or wherever you get your books: https://wwnorton.com/books/97803938813490:00 John: Keith Ellison disrespected me6:45 Did Derek Chauvin get a fair trial?16:22 Are Glenn and John headed for a confrontation with Ellison?23:30 Shane’s account of civil decay in Minneapolis29:24 Shane: The radicals are in charge35:30 What’s causing the anti-police sentiment in Minneapolis40:40 Violent crime in the George Floyd Square “autonomous zone”49:39 Shane: Even liberals need to vote Republican in local Minneapolis elections54:36 The Fani Willis issue in GeorgiaRecorded February 24, 2024Links and ReadingsKeith Ellison’s book, Breaking the Wheel: Ending the Cycle of Police ViolenceGlenn and John’s episode, “The Fall of Minneapolis Reconsidered”Radley Balko’s response to Glenn, John, and Coleman HughesRajiv Sethi and Brendan O’Flaherty book, Shadows of Doubt: Stereotypes, Crimes, and the Pursuit of JusticeShane’s websiteShane’s Alpha News piece on the community meeting about the new Minneapolis Third Precinct locationCrime Watch Minneapolis’s X pageColeman Hughes’s book, The End of Race Politics: Arguments for a Colorblind America This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit glennloury.substack.com/subscribe
PREORDER Glenn's memoir, LATE ADMISSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. Available here or wherever you get your books: https://wwnorton.com/books/97803938813490:00 Why Corey weighed in on the Claudine Gay controversy3:50 Corey: DEI doesn’t offer anything to those on the fringes of society10:16 Black opposition to Chicago’s “sanctuary city” status18:29 Why Corey supports the police21:47 Support for New Beginnings from outside Chicago23:25 The Rooftop Pastor25:00 Corey’s embrace of conservatism29:56 Project HOOD33:04 Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson’s closure of test schools37:02 Class differences within the black communityRecorded January 31, 2024Links and ReadingsNew Beginnings ChurchProject HOODCorey’s Tablet piece, “America Works. DEI Doesn’t.”Inc covers the Elon Musk-Mark Cuban DEI exchange This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit glennloury.substack.com/subscribe
PREORDER Glenn's memoir, LATE ADMISSIONS: CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK CONSERVATIVE. Available here or wherever you get your books: https://wwnorton.com/books/97803938813490:00 How an elementary school project turned Shermichael on to politics7:16 Black and Republican at Morehouse in the Obama era9:05 Why Shermichael is a conservative12:48 The two sides of black “progress”17:24 Shermichael: Identity matters, even for conservatives21:54 How Shermichael got booted from the Trump administration28:26 Shermichael’s relatively positive assessment of Trump’s presidency32:29 Was Trump’s post-election behavior good for conservatism?37:43 The counterintuitive Evangelical support for Trump40:41 Shermichael’s mentors at Morehouse50:17 Encountering Thomas Sowell and Glenn56:19 What Ben Carson is up to these days58:51 The major intellectual influences on GlennRecorded January 4, 2024Links and ReadingsShermichael’s Ebony piece, “Young, Gifted (Conservative, Republican) and Black” (scroll down)Shermichael’s the Hill piece, “A Republican asks: Aren’t we morally obliged to stand up to Trump,” that got him firedRev. Dr. Robert Michael Franklin on MorehouseHit StrategiesAmerican Cornerstone InstituteThe Shermichael Singleton Show on Apple Podcasts This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit glennloury.substack.com/subscribe
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Comments (32)

Charles Puckett

I know Joshua Cohen is a friend of yours, but he did not impress me at all. His lack of knowledge of the Tump NY case was amazing. The same as most people who do not pay attention and simply watch the mainstream media, as when he said that a jurer got his news from truth social...wrong..he said he saw Trump posts from Truth Social on X and followed the usual NYT & CNN. People like Joshua who do not take the time to educate themselves should not be given a platform.

Jun 7th
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Will Shogren

He'd benefit mightily from reading something as simple as Michael Parenti and letting it sink in.

May 2nd
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Will Shogren

Glenn is conveniently overlooking the absolute fucking horror show that was the free market looting of the USSR and its satellites in the 90s and beyond. Mass death, infant mortality, alcoholism, suicide, prostitution and sex trafficking of all kinds, homelessness, hunger. All of these things spiked after the free market got its grubby little mits on socialist countries. I have serious criticisms of those countries where civil liberties were concerned but we need to get serious here.

May 2nd
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Will Shogren

Any non-Jewish person who *isn't* venomously critical of Israel at this point is a coward or a sack of shit. Personal pathologies aren't my problem and Norm of all people should know that.

May 2nd
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Jane Smith

this probably could've been a decent conversation but I'm not going to listen to some tool talk about how idf is big and bad and that justifies rape, slaughter, and kidnapping. kidnapping of babies no less. it's a stupid position to take and I feel like I lost brain cells just listening to a bit of what that moron said.

Feb 4th
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little red book

Maybe Hamas wants to kill all the Jews like they say they want to? Maybe Jewish students barricaded in a library with a baying mob outside have a right to be afraid? Or Jewish students walking across Harvard Yard being physically intimidated have a right to be concerned? "From the river to the sea" is a call for genocide and you can't just hand wave that away. And it was chanted on college campuses before Israel even responded. Free speech doesn't cover incitement to violence.

Nov 24th
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Nick Rosato

thank you for that conversation.

Dec 14th
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William Butler

great discussion

Dec 12th
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jonathan

this guy knows statistics, but he doesn't understand. He argues for incapacitation, yet his proposed policies would keep people in prison well past their risk of committing crimes.

Oct 29th
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jonathan

that was...awkward, lol.

Jul 13th
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c s

Never before have I encountered someone so confident and patronizing --- who is simultaneously unable to craft an argument with any semblance of coherence. It is one of the most frustrating discussions I've ever listened to or been a participant in. She would have been magical in the Monty Python skit where John Cleese walks into an office looking for an argument. Her style is combativeness masquerading as intelligent, reasoned discourse.

Apr 30th
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Punkfake

She’s naive and her brain has been filled with post modern nonsense that cannot stand up to any scrutiny. Several times she come right up against her own self contradictory views and is incapable of recognizing them as such.

Apr 22nd
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Jay Sanzo

This was one of the most interesting, stimulating and thought provoking podcasts I've heard in a very long time.

Dec 26th
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Kiat Huang

If I was pushed, these fine gentleman "meeting little green men from a UFO in Central Park" would be more earth-shattering a story than a (possibly despicable) human suing a bunch of other people.

Nov 27th
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ID17714573

Thank you for this

Jun 14th
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Ash Yonge

the elect

Mar 22nd
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The Heretic

loving the improved sound quality

Jan 25th
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Noah Blaff

40 minutes in

Nov 10th
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Sean Cody

Impeccably honest analysis of black lives matter. Essential listening.

Jun 8th
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Gary Haase

"Penny ante bullshit" is a fantastic figure of speech.

Nov 14th
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