Interview taped on 1/29/19. David Frum is a senior editor at the Atlantic, and author of nine books, most recentlyTrumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic. He served as a speechwriter and special assistant to the George W. Bush, and served as a senior adviser to Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign. On this episode of Stay Tuned, Preet and David cover a wide range of topics, including: “Made for social media” moments and Frum’s rules for engagement on Twitter The stability of America’s institutions Trump’s handling of the shutdown and what it revealed about the president’s strengths and weaknesses What should be up for debate in modern society The challenges facing 2020 candidates Supplement for various references made in the episode: Frum’s twitter account Frum’s website Frum’s article, Howard Schultz May Save the Democratic Party From Itself Frum’s article, How to Build an Autocracy Frum’s article, Waterloo Frum’s book, Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic Frum’s debate with Steve Bannon, The Rise of Populism, at Munk Debates Daniel Boorstin's book, The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America Ian Bremmer’s interview on Stay Tuned Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s social media boot camp for the Democratic Caucus – read about it here. The viral video of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college and her response as a Congressman Chief Justice John Roberts’ rebuke of Trump’s attacks on the judiciary A Newsweek article on the ABA ratings of Trump’s judicial nominees The demographics of Trump judicial nominees Mitt Romney’s 47% remark Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” remark The Post-ABC Tracking poll that found voters believed Trump to be more honest than Clinton Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King’s quintessential political statement, “conscription if necessary…not necessarily conscription” The 1992 Presidential Debate between George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot (the specific moment Frum references starts at 50:10) The Black voter turn-out in the 2008 and 2012 elections Do you have a question for Preet? Tweet it to @PreetBharara with the hashtag #askpreet, [email protected]
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