World 1x 1.1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 3x :15 :15 DownloadGoodbye to George Santos and Henry Kissinger

In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman consider the ouster of Rep. George Santos (RN.Y.) from Congress and unpack the debate between Gov. Ron DeSantis and Gov. Gavin Newsom, before examining the legacy of former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

01:33—Rep. George Santos (RN.Y.) ousted from Congress

12:42—What matters when donating to Reason

17:19—Gov. Ron DeSantis vs. Gov. Gavin Newsom debate aftermath

34:19—Weekly listener question

47:03—This week’s cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

“George Santos Arrested, Indicted on 13 Federal Counts, Pleads Not Guilty” by Joe Lancaster

“The Political Lies That Really Matter” by Nick Gillespie and Justin Zuckerman

“How Do We Solve a Problem Like George Santos?” by Matt Welch

“Why Did George Santos Lie About His Past To Get Elected to Congress?” by Scott Shackford

“AskReasonMagazine’s Editors Anything: Webathon 2023!” by Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman

“The DeSantis-Newsom Debate Was Really a Debate About COVID” by Eric Boehm

“Is California Over?” by Nick Gillespie and Regan Taylor

“Florida vs. California” by Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie

“Jeb Bush: Why Florida Is Winning” by Nick Gillespie, Adam Czarnecki, and Justin Zuckerman

“California’s Recall Is a Revolt Against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Progressive Agenda” by Zach Weissmueller

“Henry Kissinger’s Deadly Career Gives the Lie to the Myth of the Disinterested Statesman” by Christian Britschgi

“In Search of Libertarian Realism” by Matt Welch, Sheldon Richman, William Ruger, Christopher Preble, and Fernando Tesn

“A Tribute To Henry Kissinger” by Howard Landis

“Poor, Misunderstood Kissinger” by Jacob Sullum

“Henry Kissinger Rollins on Statecraft” by Nick Gillespie

“Reason Can Do More Good With Your Money Than Government Can: Contribute to Our Annual Webathon” by Katherine Mangu-Ward

“HowReasonChanges Minds, Lives, and Laws by Covering Criminal Injustice” by Matt Welch

“Give toReasonand Help Create the Next Generation of Libertarians!” by Nick Gillespie

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Audio production byIan Keyser

Assistant production by Hunt Beaty

Music: “Angeline” by The Brothers Steve What are we consuming this week?

Peter Suderman Silent Night

Nick Gillespie The Heart of A Cheetah: How We Have Been Lied to about African Poverty, and What That Means for Human Flourishing by Magnate Wade

Katherine Mangu-Ward Circe, Odysseus, and the Disclosure of Hermes by Stephen Pimentel in Antigone

Matt Welch Rum, Sodomy & The Lash by The Pogues

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