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Empire Has No Clothes

Jun 24, 2020

On this edition of Empire Has No Clothes, Matt, Kelley, and Daniel speak with Gene Healy, author of the book The Cult of the Presidency. He tells us about Donald Trump's abuses of executive power and whether there's any hope of reining him in. We also talk about North Korea's escalation of tensions with the South and...


Jun 19, 2020

On this edition of Empire Has No Clothes, Matt, Kelley, and Daniel talk with author and law professor Tim Bakken about his explosive new book, The Cost of Loyalty: Dishonesty, Hubris, and Failure in the U.S. Military, which takes on the mythology surrounding West Point Military Academy—where he is still employed. He...


Jun 11, 2020

On this edition of Empire Has No Clothes, Matt, Kelley, and Daniel speak to Alexander Cooley and Dan Nexon, authors of the book Exit From Hegemony. They tell us why America's unipolar power in the world is over and discuss the mistakes we made that got us here. We also talk about Tom Cotton's proposal to use the...


Jun 3, 2020

On this edition of Empire Has No Clothes, Matt, Kelley, and Daniel speak to Congressman Warren Davidson, Republican of Ohio, and one of the foremost advocates of constitutional war powers in the House. He tells us why Congress so willingly surrendered its authority to declare war to the president and whether they can...