America’s Descent Into Madness, w/ Chapo’s Felix Biederman & Rania Khalek
America is a mess: Two mass shootings on the 4th of July, Supreme Court decisions bringing us back to the 1950s, a failing economy, a failed foreign policy.
From his perch at the Chapo Trap House podcast, Felix Biederman has been an acerbic observer and commentator. He joined Dispatches with Rania Khalek for a wide-ranging discussion about America’s cultural and political decline.
1:18 Why does America have so many mass shootings?
6:44 America’s loneliness crisis
12:38 Cowboy foreign policy
14:37 Online left vs the grassroots real world
23:08 Reactionary Supreme Court
26:59 MMA & physical fitness
33:23 Growing political polarization & fears of civil war
37:18 Who will run for president in 2024? Do Democrats like to lose?
43:50 War in Ukraine
53:03 Disingenuous far right
54:15 The obsession with culture
1:04:49 Media challenges on the left