Fake news and propaganda are more than just lies: they are an assault on reason itself. Chesteron, Kipling, and Orwell all warned us against those who would try to convince us that two plus two does not necessarily equal four, yet today we face that very challenge.
Episode 52 of the Decline & Fall podcast is live:
I have all 17 livestreams uploaded to the new channel, and the first 7 podcast episodes. Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbL-6MytPZ8n8FXE6MmJ8NQ
I have posted a bonus podcast episode today. Episode 4, originally released in April of 2019, had awful audio quality, and I recorded without a script. I have gone back and rewritten the episode to be more concise and coherent, and with better quality.
The fall of Afghanistan and the failure of our long mission there raises several hard questions that all Americans must consider:
Why have we thrown away so many lives in the cause of nation-building abroad?
Why are our leaders so invested in foreign wars, even in the face of mass public opposition?
Why did the United States – the greatest country in the history of the world – fail to accomplish its missions in Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, or the many other places to which our troops have been deployed?
A new essay at Decline & Fall: