REALPOLITIK | Identity politics, Facebook police, Universal healthcare, and the Cohen-Manafort saga
In this episode: Identity politics vs running on your record. Julia Salazar? John McCain. Facebook and US Government deleting accounts and silencing speech. Spirit of Free Speech. Healthcare costs in the US and around the world. Understanding the real costs of universal healthcare. Military vs Social Services budget. Trump, Cohen, and Manafort legal saga. Simone Biles wins 5th Championship.
Realpolitik is an independent news and analysis source dedicated to sharing a perspective rarely discussed in the mainstream or other independent outlets. In short, it’s all in the name: realpolitik. The show is decidedly nonpartisan, but is situated firmly on the side of classical, liberal, enlightenment values and achievements. The elevation of the realpolitik framework is in the spirit of historian John Bew, who asked: “how can we achieve liberal enlightened goals in a world that does not follow liberal enlightened rules?” The answer to this question is important, because ignorance to realpolitik is like playing a game where you don’t know the rules - you will lose this game, and simultaneously not understand why. Realpolitik is driven by data and trends concerning State power, economics, and conflict, not by the President's twitter account.