Richard Hanania is a writer, researcher and the founder and president of the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology. His writing and political philosophy can be difficult to categorise. Though often described as coming from the right, he is, at times, scathing of popular conservatism, and holds positions on some issues widely held by the cultural left, though they are are in no hurry to adopt him as one of their own.
He is, however, one of the most interesting and thought provoking essayists writing today. I highly recommend his Substack and, if you enjoy our conversation, you can certainly do worse than buying his book, the Origin of Woke.
In our wide-ranging discussion we discussed how El Salvador shows that prison works, whether white people should organise on the basis of their identity, whether living under a woke regime can have its upside, and why liberals lie about race.
These podcasts are exclusively for paid subscribers, however, here’s a clip to get you warmed up.
And for paid subscribers, here’s the full show. Enjoy: