In this episode, Anthony is joined by Congressman Ro Khanna, representative for California’s 17th District, the heart of Silicon Valley and home to some of the world’s largest technology giants. Together, they discuss what significant tech legislation would look like; explain why the Internet Bill of Rights is so crucial; and explore how we can begin to lessen some of the bitterness within the country. They then delve into Ro’s latest book, Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us, in which he makes a case for distributing tech jobs — and thus tech wealth across America.
Next, Julia Davis, Russian media analyst and columnist for The Daily Beast, talks with Anthony about how pro-Russia propaganda has intensified since the start of the war in Ukraine; Julia shares her assessment of what’s happening on the ground in Russia; and whether cracks are forming. They then discuss the impact of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent video message and question how much Trump has helped Putin, as Russian propaganda has “served up a beneficial deck of cards for Trump.”
Finally, Anthony speaks with Andrew Roberts, British historian, award-winning author, journalist and broadcaster, about his recent book The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III. The book paints a nuanced and detailed portrait of the man who created the conditions for America’s independence and explains why he has been unfairly represented. The conversation then switches to Andrew’s previous book, Leadership in War, and what lessons we can learn from those who made history.