For those of you who have heard Stephen Bannon’s, The Victory Sessions on KABC 790, you know he does a great show. Make sure to listen tonight when he interviews Anand Giridharadas, the New York Times columnist who wrote that perceptive article about Governor Palin’s speech in Iowa, which said:
[S]omething curious happened when Ms. Palin strode onto the stage last weekend at a Tea Party event in Indianola, Iowa. Along with her familiar and predictable swipes at President Barack Obama and the “far left,” she delivered a devastating indictment of the entire U.S. political establishment — left, right and center — and pointed toward a way of transcending the presently unbridgeable political divide…
The political conversation in the United States is paralyzed by a simplistic division of labor. Democrats protect that portion of human flourishing that is threatened by big money and enhanced by government action. Republicans protect that portion of human flourishing that is threatened by big government and enhanced by the free market.
What is seldom said is that human flourishing is a complex and delicate thing, and that we needn’t choose whether government or the market jeopardizes it more, because both can threaten it at the same time.
Ms. Palin may be hinting at a new political alignment that would pit a vigorous localism against a kind of national-global institutionalism.
On one side would be those Americans who believe in the power of vast, well-developed institutions like Goldman Sachs, the Teamsters Union, General Electric, Google and the U.S. Department of Education to make the world better. On the other side would be people who believe that power, whether public or private, becomes corrupt and unresponsive the more remote and more anonymous it becomes; they would press to live in self-contained, self-governing enclaves that bear the burden of their own prosperity.
Bannon will also have a panel on to discuss the new highly deceptive book by Joe McGinniss.
Tune in to KABC in Los Angeles from 5-7pm PT or 8-10pm ET and call in with your questions.
Update: Tony Lee will be joining them on the show tonight as well. Also of note, Amy Siskind has publicly asked Tucker Carlson to call in tonight to answer for his publication’s despicable promotion of Mike Tyson’s heinous rant. So far it looks as though Tucker is hiding out for the day. Feel free to join Amy in asking Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) to man up.