On this edition of Parallax Views, we dive back into the realm of foreign policy and international relations. This time historian Matthew Specter joins us to discuss his new book The Atlantic Realists: Empire and International Political Thought Between Germany and the United States w/ Matthew Specter and offers a critique of the realist school of thought in international relations. In this conversation we discuss the realist thinker Hans Morgenthau, the German legalist theorist Carl Schmitt, realism as the shadow self of liberalism, and much, much more.
In the second segment of the show, “The French Connection” Marlon Ettinger joins us to discuss the aftermath of the French Presidential election and a little bit about his new book Zemmour and Gaullism. We discuss Éric Zemmour, Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the French Left, and much, much more.