Richard Hanania is the President of the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology and the author of Public Choice Theory and the Illusion of Grand Strategy: How Generals, Weapons Manufacturers, and Foreign Governments Shape American Foreign Policy.
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Read Richard's Substack: https://richardhanania.substack.com/
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(0:00:00) - Intro
(0:04:35) - Did war prevent sclerosis?
(0:06:05) - China vs America's grand strategy
(0:10:00) - Does the president have more power over foreign policy?
(0:11:30) - How to deter bad actors?
(0:15:39) - Do some countries have a coherent foreign policy?
(0:16:55) - Why does self-interest matter in foreign but not domestic policy?
(0:21:05) - Should we limit money in politics?
(0:23:47) - Should we credit expertise for nuclear detante and global prosperity?
(0:28:45) - Have international alliances made us safer?
(0:31:57) - Why does academic bureaucracy work in some fields?
(0:36:26) - Did academia suck even before diversity?
(0:39:34) - How do we get expertise in social sciences?
(0:42:19) - Why are things more liberal?
(0:43:55) - Why is big tech so liberal?
(0:47:53) - Authoritarian populism vs libertarianism
(0:51:40) - Can authoritarian governments increase fertility?
(0:54:54) - Will increasing fertility be dysgenic?
(0:56:43) - Will not having kids become cool?
(0:59:22) -Advice for libertarians?