If you printed out and stacked up every piece written about the dispute between First Things contributor Sohrab Ahmari and National Review writer David French, it wouldn't quite go up 68,000 miles—that would be the $22 trillion national debt, stacked by ones—but it would be towering nonetheless.
Since libertarianism is often an indicted co-conspirator during the nationalist right's never-ending season of irritable manifestos, we felt it appropriate to dedicate most of this week's Editors' Roundtable edition of the Reason Podcast, featuring Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman and Matt Welch, to the conservative crack-up and related subplots. (And yes, that includes, hilariously, Game of Thrones.) There are David Brooks sightings, disputes over Trumpism's policy content, and usage-disquisitions on classical liberal and libertinism.
Audio production by Ian Keyser.
Relevant links from the show:
"The Populist Temptation," by Matt Welch
"The Government Can't—and Won't—Give Meaning to Your Life," by Peter Suderman
"Where Do Libertarians Belong?: A Debate," by Brink Lindsey, Jonah Goldberg, and Matt Kibbe
"The Simpletons," by Matt Welch