Ep 104: Peter Feaver on “Wokeness,” Politics, and the Military

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Peter Feaver, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University and author of Thanks For Your Service: The Causes and Consequences of Public Confidence in the US Military, joins the show to talk about the state of civil-military relations in America, and to call for a truce on the issue of “wokism.”

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Times 

    •    01:46 Introduction 

    •    2:40 Precedents

    •    4:18 Citizen soldier to today 

    •   11:40 Expanding fissures

    •    18:46 Downsides to a high approval rating

    •    25:04 Isolationism and “wokeness”

    •    33:56 Sloppy discourse

    •   38:16 An echo of the ’90s

    •   41:11 Progress

    •    48:28 Race/Sexuality/Gender

    •    55:03 A bit of Sparta in Athens


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