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Kevin Williamson

Performative Hysteria

Is there any end in sight for the deeply destructive “cancel culture” in our society? Are Twitter searches of minors the new journalistic standard? Has Twitter become one giant group therapy session? Roving correspondent for National Review, Kevin Williamson joins Dan and Amy to discuss his new book, “The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics."

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Trump Marching For Life

If Trump’s comments on the press were Stalin like, how do you explain the fact that Trump thrives on the all the media attention? Is it fair to be skeptical about Trump’s changed views on abortion? How do we separate Trump from his character and the conservative policies he is pushing forward?  Roving Correspondent for National Review, Kevin Williamson joins Dan and Amy to talk Trump and the pro-life movement.

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Discussing Culture And Politics With Kevin Williamson

National Review columnist Kevin Williamson was an early critic of Donald Trump's candidacy for president, considering Trump out of step with what many conservatives and advocates for small government stand for. A year after Trump's election to that office, how has the larger political conversation changed, if at all, for advocates of limited government? On this edition of Against the Current, Dan Proft talks to Williamson about the first year of Trump's presidency, his rise to the office and where the president truly falls ideologically. What was Trump's value proposition in getting elected, and should Republicans and conservatives embrace his agenda? They also discuss how different institutions – such as the entertainment industry and the media – drive culture on both the left and the right, influencing political discourse and outcomes. 

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