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Podcasts from Spectator writers
Peter Van Buren is the author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, Hooper’s War: A Novel of WWII Japan and Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the 99 Percent.
They have no viable candidate and Trump’s support remains high, so the hunt continues
By Peter Van Buren
The Tenement Museum in New York erases the experiences of immigrants because they’re the wrong race
Woke America is obsessed with symbolism, which only turns everything into a grift
The ‘manuscript wish list’ prizes enforces identity politics in fiction publishing
It’s the PATRIOT Act of Covid, imperiling our freedom
Suddenly an un-PC photo from a party in the 1980s is a weapon
We have become cynical as Biden starts to blend with Jimmy Carter
Driver’s licenses used to be about driving; now they’re excuses to collect data and bully you
So far Biden has alienated allies and layered on the bureaucracy — what next?
Wokeness claims a museum
Peter Van Buren
Democrats’ only hope for 2024: jail Trump
Biden’s vaccine order is about power, not health
The Clinton campaign’s plot to politically assassinate Trump
Connecting the dots between Russiagate and Hillary
Five questions you won’t hear from the January 6 Committee
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.