There are two topics you traditionally don’t bring up at family dinners over the holidays: religion and politics. (Scarlet, meanwhile, is glad she missed out on this one.)
- The spectrum of types of political books and the weirdness of that part of the publishing industry
- John Quincy Adams being a terrible president and a great congressman
- What conservatism means
- Why the Great American Reads booklist is problematic
- If changing your Good Reads Reading Challenge is cheating (it’s not and Dave is wrong)
- A Lonesome Dove update
All this and a whole bunch of apologies from… well, you’ll see.
A few of the books we mentioned on this episode
- The Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor
- John Quincy Adams by Harlow Giles Unger
- Decision Points by George W. Bush
- The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris
- The Politics of Prudence by Russell Kirk
- A Grief Observed, The Great Divorce, and Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
- Blood, Sweat, and Pixels by Jason Schreier
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