Topics Discussed in The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast #326 – Jordan Peterson & Walter Russell Mead: Intro, A basic framework of world politics, China, wealth without morality, Challenging Anglo-American dominance , Crazy 80 percent of the time, China is falling behind, Biden, messaging, and Taiwan, Xi Jinping, another Mao, Tightening uniformity of power, Losing faith in Chinese manufacturing, Economic liberalization, political dark age, Marxism: capitalism is exploitation, Admiration of inequality, Vladimir Putin is not a Communist, Intrinsic worth and quasi-fascism, Ukraine, goal of the war, Normalcy in war, changing landscapes, The nature of Iran’s current regime, Iran and Israel, the Persian Gulf, Circumventing Palestine, Mark Twain, God-forsaken land, The Palestinian claim, When the facts are open to question, Christian Evangelism and the Zionist movement, Demographics of modern Israel, Stalin and Jewish independence, Netanyahu: goals and outcomes, Defense budgets, technology, and arms races, The Tower of Babel, Globalism vs. Localism, The Abraham Accords, Oil profits will not last, Democrats and Saudi Arabia, Why America is soft on Iran, The reason for optimism.
Walter Russell Mead is is an American academic. He is the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College and taught American foreign policy at Yale University. He was also the editor-at-large of The American Interest magazine. Mead is a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, a scholar at the Hudson Institute, and a book reviewer for Foreign Affairs, the quarterly foreign policy journal published by the Council on Foreign Relations.He has conducted coursework on the role of public intellectuals in the internet age, as well as the role of religion in diplomacy. Mead is also a regular instructor for the U.S. State Department's Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars and Secondary Educators. His past teaching positions have included Brady-Johnson Distinguished Fellow in Grand Strategy, at Yale University, from 2008 to 2011, as well as Presidents Fellow at the World Policy Institute at The New School, from 1987 to 1997.