Forgetting 9/11, forgetting history: The Amiable Skeptics featuring Adam Baldwin!

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Ready for a new video series that drills down in-depth on not just the issues but also the philosophical crises that undergird them? Want to get an intelligent, in-depth overview of the challenges facing the country and the Right?

And how about spending time each week with a well-known star of the screen who has real insight into cultural issues and how they play out in America?

Welcome back to my VIP video series “The Amiable Skeptics,” featuring my friend Adam Baldwin! Adam is well-known for his long and storied Hollywood career, starting with My Bodyguard, and especially for his roles in Full Metal Jacket, Firefly, its film sequel SerenityChuck, and The Last Ship.

In our second episode, Adam and I reflect on the 21st anniversary of 9/11 and how much we have forgotten what it meant. We start off with Ben Shapiro’s excellent essay on the subject and discuss what the consequences of that failure are. Have we grown so disunited as to confuse our opponents with our enemies, and vice versa?

Adam and I tackle that — amiably! And be sure to stay tuned for our next episode, in which we discuss the sources of that disunity and the way to restore the institutions of self-governance. That episode will be available to our VIP members on Monday!

Here’s an excerpt from Ben’s essay, too:

On 9/11, we learned that the world is smaller than we think – that retreating from the world is not an option, and that if we do so, our enemies take advantage. One generation later, both parties encourage quasi-isolationist foreign policy reminiscent of the Clinton era, in which terrorism was treated as a law enforcement problem and the United States attempted to cut its presence abroad.

On 9/11, we learned that perceived weakness in any form – economic, military, or ideological – invites aggression from our enemies. One generation later, we are deliberately destroying our own energy policy, focusing on expanded and fiscally irresponsible welfare statism, cutting our military capacity, and pursuing radical ideological dissolution.

On 9/11, we learned that we have more in common than we do that separates us. One generation later, the president of the United States speaks about his fellow citizens as threats to democracy and declares that those who don’t deal with him are existential problems for the republic.

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