Oct 10, 2020 • 1HR 13M

The Revolt Is Justified (w/ Nadav Eyal)

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Everything is broken. Adaam James Levin-Areddy and Vanessa M. Quirk, two jaded journos, interview people far wiser than themselves and ask: "now what?"
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Israeli journalist Nadav Eyal brings an outsider’s eye to American politics (or as he puts it, a perspective from” an outpost of the empire”). Adaam James Levin-Areddy and Vanessa Quirk ask about his new book, Revolt (out in Hebrew here, out in English soon); about what Trump got right and the media got wrong; and what it means to live in a radical moment.

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[0:40] An unsolicited window into Adaam & Vanessa’s domestic life

[3:30] Nadav’s career in a nutshell

[4:40] Into Trumpland

[6:00] The first (and weakest) horseman of the apocalypse

[10:40] Standing up to China

[13:30] Amateur Hour at the White House

[16:00] Obama-phoria & the pendulum swing

[17:00] Nick Griffin, a dreadful man with a grasp on reality

[22:50] The failures of the Obama administration

[24:20] Back into Trumpland

[26:20] What a globalist is

[34:02] Nationalism and an empire in retreat

[36:30] The revolt is a sentiment, not an ideology (Or Molotov cocktails in Athens)

[42:00] “The America that we dreaded, we feared, we hoped for is gone.” What’s to be born?

[45:42] Living through a radical moment

[52:10] No progress without struggle

[54:50] The natural order is change, we were just born in a pause

[55:40] The responsibility of journalists

[1:00:20] The journalist’s dilemma

[1:07:00] The advantage of being Israeli (On chutzpah and frank conversations)