American Prestige

By Daniel Bessner & Derek Davison

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“American Prestige” is a new podcast from Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison, the two hottest foreign policy analysts writing today. The show takes a comprehensive, if acerbic, look at U.S. foreign policy and international affairs, providing listeners with everything they need to know about what’s going on in the world and which nations, exactly, the U.S. Empire is destroying this week.

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E3 - Some Like it Cold (War) w/ Aziz Rana

The boys talk with Aziz Rana, professor of law at Cornell University and the author of the book The Two Faces of American Freedom, about the Cold War and why so many of our leaders act like they are living in a different era. They address everything from the insular cases of the early 20th century to why Biden and his team do the things they do. Surprise, surprise, it’s not great folks!

Jul 23, 2021
E2 - To Hell and Back w/ Matt Christman

In this episode, Danny and Derek talk with Matt Christman, co-host of Chapo Trap House and the new podcast Hell of Presidents. The gang explores the institution of the presidency and how it changed over time, asking the age-old question: “Presidents: good or bad?”

Jul 16, 2021
E1 - Ghosting Afghanistan w/ Stephen Wertheim

In the premiere episode of American Prestige, Danny and Derek get into the nitty gritty of the US's withdrawal from Afghanistan. Did the military intentionally botch the withdrawal? Has the imperial frontier contracted in any meaningful way? Will the Taliban gain legitimacy with the Afghan people?

Plus, an in-depth interview with Stephen Wertheim, discussing his new book “Tomorrow, the World”, which explores how and why during World War II U.S. elites decided that their nation should, indeed must, dominate the world.

Jul 09, 2021