The Decline and Fall of the United States of America

The Decline and Fall of the United States of America

A weekly podcast looking at current events in the United States through the lens of history.

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June 27, 2022 36 min

The Supreme Court has finally struck down Roe v. Wade. States now have the opportunity to ban abortion. How did we get to this point, and where should we go from here?

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Website: https://declineandfall.blog/
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The problems facing America today are deeper than a specific candidate or policy. They are deep-seated spiritual issues, and we need to properly identify them before we can begin solving them.

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May 3, 2022 29 min

A draft opinion from the Supreme Court leaked last night, suggesting they are on the verge of overturning Roe v. Wade. What does this mean for our country?

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March 29, 2022 40 min

Cable news and social media have incited the American people into a hatred for Russia and a clamor for war. Rather than looking at the real world, pundits and politicians engage in increasingly unhinged rhetoric, shunning factual analysis for meaningless platitudes. If we are not careful, we could find ourselves in World War III. Is there a way to stop this slow-motion train wreck?

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March 9, 2022 23 min

Today I discuss how discourse is different in a feminine space versus a masculine space, and how the 2004 film Mean Girls actually explains what is going on with modern geopolitics.

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Substack: https://gemstate.substack.com/

Website: https://declineandfall.blog/

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In my first livestream of 2022 I discuss the Canadian trucker protest, my new Substack focused on local politics, and my latest post at Decline & Fall.

New Substack: https://gemstate.substack.com/

The National Pulse Podcast: https://thenationalpulse.com/2022/02/05/mike-pences-real-reason-for-trump-bashing-faucis-never-ending-pandemic/

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Russia is massing troops on the Ukrainian border. America is threatening sanctions or worse. Britain warns of war, while Germany wants peace. Is the post-WWII geopolitical order crumbling? Will Russia always be our eternal enemy?

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December 13, 2021 40 min

If America was a movie, the lights would come on after our victory in World War II, or perhaps after we won the Cold War in 1991. But real life does not stop, and the American people must decide how we shall live in the time after the end credits.

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December 6, 2021 15 min

Today I recorded a short video remembering former Senator Bob Dole of Kansas who died yesterday at the age of 98. I look at the man, his times, and the worldview that animated his generation as compared to our own.

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November 20, 2021 35 min

Kyle Rittenhouse did nothing wrong, but both the Marxist left and establishment right have spent the last year attacking him. Yet it is not just Kyle that is under attack, but you and me, our right to self defense, the ideal of masculine virtue, and the very fabric of Western Civilization.

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In this Thursday afternoon stream I discuss the ramifications of World War I on history, the chaos that is engulfing our country and how we can overcome it, and I read several poems that have relevance to our current situation.

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Raheem Kassam: “We Will Remember Them… But Did We Ever Deserve Their Sacrifices?” https://thenationalpulse.com/analysis/we-will-...

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November 6, 2021 30 min

In this Friday afternoon stream I talk about how the conservative worldview better reflects reality than leftist fantasy, and what happens when the narrative diverges too far from what people can see with their own eyes.

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Website: https://declineandfall.blog/

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October 22, 2021 45 min

I am back at my desk for the first time in quite a while to talk about new developments with the blog and podcast, conservative sacred cows, the 2020 election, supply chains, and what might happen with Taiwan.

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October 10, 2021 22 min

At long last, here is the fourth of five eventual re-recordings I plan to do. Episode 4 was the worst of the early episodes, as I used my low-quality laptop microphone to record, and I did not prepare a script but instead spoke off the cuff based on a sparse outline. For this recording I transcribed the episode and then rewrote it to be more concise and coherent, with tremendously superior audio quality.

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August 27, 2021 79 min

(The essay version of this podcast can be found here.)

This episode has been a long time coming. I have had a draft waiting for more than two years, but the events in Kabul this month convinced me that now was the time to talk about America’s forever wars.

Our loss in Afghanistan in the summer of 2021 marks the end of the longest military engagement in American history. What did we gain in the mountains of the Hindu Kush? Why...

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In this Saturday morning livestream I talk about the impending fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, and what that means for America going forward. I discuss the history of United States in war, especially in Vietnam, and I look at what our withdrawal portends for us and for the world.

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July 19, 2021 33 min

As protests erupt this month in Cuba, many Americans are wondering how we should respond. Should we intervene, oust the Communists, and restore democratic rule? Or should we leave them alone? How should the America First movement deal with Communist Cuba?

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In this Thursday afternoon livestream I talk about my latest podcast and essay, why I do not focus on the minute details of politics, Malcolm X and nationalism, Christopher Caldwell’s essay on the Pilgrim Fathers, the tragedy of the American Indians, and all the chaos that is going on in the world today.

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July 12, 2021 79 min

(The essay version of this podcast can be found here.)

Nearly two hundred and fifty years ago, the Founding Fathers of the United States created a Constitution to protect the hard-won freedoms for themselves and their posterity. Today, that posterity finds themselves being pushed out of the country their forefathers bequeathed to them. What can we do to reclaim and protect our homeland?

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July 11, 2021 1 min

I will have a new episode up soon, but in the meantime here is a short note to thank you for listening, and to give you information on how to contact me, or to converse with other fans of the podcast.

You are here, at The Decline and Fall of the United States of America.

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