Since you both have very similar views on the Russia/Ukraine situation, I have been hoping for a few months that you might invite Russian history/politics/military experts on the show to push you on your thinking. A Russian history/politics expert could clarify the unique challenges that Russia’s history and current leadership present us today, especially with regards to the current situation in Ukraine. I think Russia can be difficult for Americans (and Western Europeans) to understand, and many often erroneously approach it with a general understanding of international relations or assumptions about its leadership. We shouldn’t take an exclusively realist approach to dealing with Russia. Russian foreign policy is not only determined by material factors—assumptions, perspectives, and underlying motives held by Russian political elites affect their design and implementation of policy, too. Additionally, an expert Russian military analyst could clarify the current situation on the ground and would be able to offer better analysis on the outlook for the war and the options that Russia and Ukraine have moving forward. Some experts that immediately come to mind are: Professor Stephen Kotkin (his recent interview with Lex Fridman was excellent) and Michael Kofman from the Center for Naval Analyses (expert Russian military analyst, who has been very reliable about the Russia/Ukraine situation since at least December 2021). I think their perspectives would challenge some of the assumptions and/or conclusions you both have regarding the future of this war and how the West should respond to it. Please consider! (Btw, huge fan of your podcast, finding it very refreshing to hear news from people committed to the truth! Thank you for all you do.)
Hi Saager and Krystal We know that South Korea, Japan and other countries are already feeling impacts of having an inadequate number of workers to support the retirement of their aging population. With abortion being repealed this seems like an opportunity for the states to increase their birthrates without changing the incentives to actually want a family.
Is there a way to separate the right to abortion and the legality of Roe? How was using the right to privacy a way to establish this right? I find it disingenuous members of Congress are calling out SCOTUS when they’ve always had the power to codify Roe at the federal level and have failed repeatedly.