Today, two conversations about the state of American conservatism. First, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author George Will discusses his latest book, The Conservative Sensibility. In it he argues for a return to the constitutional perspective of James Madison: limited government which simply exists to secure certain unalienable rights.
Then, Tom speaks with Thomas Frank, the author of the best-seller, What’s the Matter with Kansas: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America. Frank wonders how it is that progressives have done such a poor job combatting Donald Trump’s brutish brand of populism, which he calls just the “latest chapter in an ugly story.”