Ben Weingarten

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Tag: Ruling Class

My NatCon 3 Speech: China’s Capture of US Elites and What to Do About It

At this year’s NatCon 3 conference in Miami, I chose to focus on the most formidable domestic aspect of the China challenge: ourselves.

More specifically, it is our ruling class—those seated atop the commanding heights of our most influential institutions from Harvard to Hollywood; Seattle to Silicon Valley; and Wall Street to Washington, D.C.

As I argued during my speech — a modified transcript of which you can find over at The American Mind — I chose to focus on the problem posed by our elites because as a practical matter, it will be near-impossible to implement and execute the comprehensive plan necessary to combat the Chinese Communist Party if every power center in our country is averse to it because their occupants have conflated China’s self-interest with their own.

Announcing the Launch of a New Show: ‘The NatCon Squad’

On top of the release of our new Federalist media criticism show, “BAD NEWS“–which Ezra Levant graciously had me on The Rebel to discuss–last week we also recorded the first episode of a new show “The NatCon Squad,” a production of the Edmund Burke Foundation.

In the inaugural episode of the weekly program, out today, Conservative Partnership Institute‘s Rachel Bovard, Newsweek‘s Josh Hammer, “BAD NEWS” co-host Emily Jashinsky, and I discuss:

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Announcing the Launch of ‘BAD NEWS’–My New Federalist Media Criticism Show

I am thrilled to report that today The Federalist published the pilot episode of a new media criticism show hosted by myself and Federalist Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky that we are calling “BAD NEWS.”

During the inaugural episode we discussed:

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