OT Contributor Podcast: The Old Gods Podcast on Political Identity and “Who Is Really America?”
The Old Gods Podcast, Episode 4, ‘What does it mean to be American?’, is here! We talk about political Identity and belonging and how being “American” is increasingly incoherent. Highlights this week include Birch Smith getting adventurous and concluding that modern political community is completely arbitrary, and some technical issues this morning that accelerated my general hair loss.
In this episode we investigate political identity, its various forms, and how America has failed to appreciate the arbitrariness of political community.
Background on Emma Lazarus – The Tired and Poor Who Make America Great
Nazi policies in eastern Europe – see Niall Ferguson’s The War of the World
Michelle Malkin – Michelle Malkin: Mother of Groypers
Tucker Carlson and immigrants – Tucker Carlson’s cries about immigrants have a disturbing 19th-century parallel
Census data – 2020 Census Illuminates Racial and Ethnic Composition of the Country
The Roman Social War – Social War