John Atwood of One-Electron returned to Kings Beach, California and he brought his Lexus hybrid mobile recording studio with him. The conversation picks up where we left off a few weeks ago. Whereas that conversation focused mostly on radio and television, this time we're focused closer to the present and on social media. Many digressions ensue.
KMO talks with James Poulos, the Executive Editor of The American Mind, the Claremont Institute's online publication devoted to driving the conversation about the ideas and principles that drive American political life. His new book, HUMAN, FOREVER: The Digital Politics of Spiritual War, James proposes a means of thwarting the assault on the human soul posed by digital technology. His recent essay in The Claremont Review of Books provides the skeleton for this podcast conversation while also detailing the flawed efforts of seven authors to see the problem posed by digital technology clearly and to propose an effective strategy for remaining human, forever.