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"jon meacham" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

03:21 min | Last month

"jon meacham" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

"We got that in the face of state sanctioned white supremacist violence when john lewis walked in two troopers he was walking into troopers. Think about that state troopers an armed force for an apartheid fifty years ago and again. Because we don't do that anymore doesn't mean oh everything's fine but it does mean that we have to see what what was it that. Put those folks on that bridge and it was faith in god and somehow or another. It was faith in america. Doc rivers said something biden quoted at a gettysburg. He said at some point during the this horrible last year think what it takes for a black man to love america. Yeah hugely profound remark. Think what it takes for a black man to love america. it's easy for me to love. America why would not. But that's not what the country's supposed to be the country's supposed to be we are all created equal. We go into life's race. We try to rise. As far as we can on our merits if some folks are held back by institutional structures. We have to do something about that. You say the opposite of fear is hope what gives you hope for. The future of the soul of america is a really simple answer. Joe biden one really ferocious competitive presidential election talking about how he wanted to restore that soul and it was closer than a lot of people hoped or wanted but eighty one million people said. This is what we want that number. His percentage of the popular vote was more than truman more than john. Kennedy more than nixon and sixty eight. More than carter in seventy six about equal with reagan in eighty more than clinton or george w. bush got in four different elections. This was a perfectly respectable strong victory. And i think that that was a majority of us. Saying let's have a real conversation about what we should be in who we should be you indus book with this saying that all of our darker impulses for all of our shortcomings and for all of the dreams denied and deferred the experiment begun so long ago carried out so imperfectly is worth the fight. There is in fact no struggle more important and non nobler than the one we wage in the service of those better angels. Who however besieged are all raise ready for battle. That's a beautiful beautiful passage. And i just pray that you are right and that the better angels will soon prevail. You believe that to be so i do. I don't have any alternative as winston churchill. Once said you can always count on the americans do the right thing once. They've exhausted every other possibility. And lord knows we've done that well lord knows i. Thank you for joining me here. Today from nashville. Thank you ma'am..

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"jon meacham" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

04:19 min | Last month

"jon meacham" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

"This is what should happen to everybody. My wife wouldn't do that. You told the new york times that he asks you how the country can come out of a crisis stronger. Not weaker so i wanted to know. How did you answer that that you remind us what truly makes us great. You may remember. There was a phrase awhile back about making america great again. I think the story has to be what what does make us great. What are the moments we look back on. And we commemorate and celebrate. What are those moments. have in common. What those have in common is that they're about openness and about expanding opportunity not limiting it. The guy's hitting the beach at normandy. We're not doing it to prevent liberty. They were doing it to free people. We honor liberators captors. We honor those who make possibility. And so what. I said to vice president biden at the time and what i say to him if he ever asks down the road is how do we get out of it. Tell us the story of how we got to a place where we want to defend the country and what is the country we want to defend and the country i want to defend is not the country of the clan but the country of john lewis. I want to defend the country of seneca falls and selma and stonewall not the america of bull connor and that shouldn't be all that controversial. And i know that there's this deep reaction in the country. The reason i do what i do is i think that history has a chance to go to your very good point about different realities at least his street as a chance to appeal to folks on the right and on the left. Because it's the only common data set we have in human affairs. We can argue at the interpretation of all all day long but history tells us that win we bind together you ask about. President biden and and writing speeches know saint augustine defined a nation the best best initiative. I've ever seen in president by news this in his inaugural address before he was totally upstaged. By ms gorman forever augusta and said a nation is a multitude of rational beings united by the common objects of their love repeat it a multitude of rational beings united united by the common objects of their love so there are three things in that. There's a multitude so who are we. There's rationality so we have to be open to contrary fact and there's what do we love in common and america at her best. I would say people at their best love in common equality of opportunity. What lincoln called an open field and a fair chance for everybody. And that's a story. You can tell and i hope that's the story. The president continues to tell. Because you know so much about history during these past four years you must have felt a certain security. Others of us didn't feel you didn't feel the same anxiety you know. It's a great question. I felt i was wrong early on. It felt to me like joe mccarthy and george wallace. I thought it was a passing thing. I was thinking he'd be a forty percent reelect number. And so i misjudge the depth of the appeal and until the sixth. I'm david the germany in the thirties. Stuff but now i don't the fragility of what we have has been well disguised for a long time. And so i do feel. And i'm not being overly by about this. I don't think anybody else on that. Stage last year could have beaten trump. Yeah well you know we talk so much about fear here on super saul because it's one of the controlling parts of the human experience..

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"jon meacham" Discussed on What Really Happened?

What Really Happened?

04:26 min | 9 months ago

"jon meacham" Discussed on What Really Happened?

"I'm John meacham author and historian I'm proud to present a brand new limited podcast documentary series called it was said. In this new series that I've written and narrated with my peabody nominated partners at c thirteen original studios also in association with history. I guide you through ten of the most historic impactful and timeless speeches in American history. please. Take a listen and enjoy this trailer of it was said, which is now available for free on apple podcasts, spotify radio, DOT COM, and wherever you listen to podcasts. Happening and then something is happening in our world. And you know if I was standing At the beginning of time with the possibility of taking a kind of general and panoramic view of the whole of human history up to now. And the all mighty said to me mob Luther King. which aid would you like to live in? History is vast complex. And often contradictory. But in many ways, the trajectory of humanity has been shaped by moments in which a single person approached a crowd with something important to say. There is something different about tonight there is something special about tonight. What is What is special? I'm Barbara Jordan a key note speaker. When visionary leaders captured the imagination of a nation let the word go. From. This time and played. Friend and foe alike. That the torch passed. Away new generation of Americans. Discipline Communicators speak truth to power, but I haven't tempted to pursue the truth with some diligence into report it even though as in this case, I had been warned in advance that I would be subjected to the attention of Senator McCarthy. When Compassionate brethren embraced the pain of the grief stricken by recognizing our common humanity. By treating every child is important. Regardless of the color of their skin or the station into which they were born and do what's necessary to make opportunity. For every American. By doing that with God's grace. The simple act of delivering a speech. While not the sole agent of change. Has At times altered the course of history. And shaped our concept of the past. Present. And Future the America John McCain is generous and welcoming an old we we'll have difficult time. We had difficult times in the past. And we will have difficult times in the future. Because we're a great nation, our challenges seem complex. It will always be this way. But. As long as we remember our first principles and believe in ourselves, the future will always be hours. I'm Jon Meacham. and. This is it was set. A new documentary podcast series from C. Thirteen originals. Division of cadence thirteen in partnership with history. Join us as we take you through ten historic timeless speeches, which still resonate today. THEY INSPIRE POWERFULLY And will for generations to come. Anyway. We. We. Do. Not, allow freedom. But we want to be free now. Ten moments in time. immortalized. By the spoken word. It was said we'll be available starting on September second..

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"jon meacham" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

05:47 min | 1 year ago

"jon meacham" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

"Do you think your number one would be most memorable events. I guess is it most memorable or most important. So that's I don't even like this question inch pressure because you gotta get it right because like let's say I say the advent of the internal combustion and then someone quickly go like really more important civil rights and then I'll feel like an ass be some ensure that I'll miss a bunch of humanitarian ones. That I'll just feel like an asshole about all right but most memorable memorable events is much easier for me not important just memorable probably nine eleven and then and then space shuttle Challenger which you born yet but I know about it you know about it and every kid my age was watching it. I know it's I think memorable because they were tragedies in a very memorable as opposed to like the victories like I like that these many many are bad but many are positive like the women's right to vote and civil rights. Yeah Yeah Right. Landing a man on the moon. That's nice that's pretty high. That's seven I would've thought it was higher really you because winning. I mean left Earth or home and they literally went to this object. That mankind's been looking at for one hundred and fifty thousand years but argued that's even more impressive than the Berlin Wall and more impressive than women's suffrage. I gotta say now I mean we should just have. Women's suffrage is an accomplishment exiting earth. Your host your planet. I think what's very sad is. It's it's not as impressive. It's not as hard to leave earth than it is to change the minds of a whole country about people true true. I want to leave Earth for a SEC regroup. Do I mean the idea of going in a shuttle and stuff sound awful like I have no desire to go into space really but I just wonder what it would like if I could just tell up there now? I wrote this movie. My friend Steve Brillon I wrote for paramount called Space Race and I had to learn a about space space and then I read all these accounts from astronauts and there's a high suicide rate among guys who've been up for a while you think it's chemical it could be it. Does something nihilistic happens when you yeah exit and look back at that little rock that everyone's so busy on team like everything's important. I now you become literally alien looking at the monkees. The why couldn't it be the opposite? Why couldn't you come back to this? Be Like here's the the positive thing I want to add? Is that every one of those guys and Gals who've been up there. Almost all of them will say every time they had free time like they have all these chores up there clearly. Yeah but on all the off hours they all just stare at Earth like it's supposed to be the most mesmerizing thing to watch in it. Never they never tire of it because you can watch right because the earth spinning at one thousand miles an hour. You're traveling at seventeen and a half thousand miles an hour in orbit. You're watching like. Oh there's Egypt. Oh there's this oh there's an you're just watching you know it's funny. Oh Yeah and you can see the lights. Wow you can see urban areas you can. They say you can see the wall..

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"jon meacham" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

05:45 min | 1 year ago

"jon meacham" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

"It's really about Jack. Lemmon having to deal with his wife with alcoholism and so it. Just it illustrates the nature of people. Right what they know. And if the only people riding are men these are the stories. You get Yup Yup. I think that's the energy behind. Your question is widely shared. I think it's you know I go back to the political realm on this. My girls go to girl and I was the Post Election Day speaker in two thousand sixteen. So you can imagine. Jeeze draft draft had to be redone a minute. I would imagine so I was. I was going to show up in declare white suit. It was been the land and of course and the iconography of power is where I land on this. We do not know even now thirteen years in the significance of Barack Obama and the White House for the iconography of power as soon as we can get a woman there. Yeah and otherwise say this. I almost don't care who. It is a caveat caveat fine large not the Gal from Alaska but John McCain's only thing. I've often thought that by late October. He wished he'd been back in Hanoi Nicer to him. So yeah you're right requires a deeply cautious the find myself so my my son is says a lot of the same interests I do. And he's the oldest and I have to watch you know when we're at dinner that he and I just you know run off talking about you know the future of NATO a because no one cares but as but you know that you that you don't somehow or another threat word gender rise conversation topics and thus power. Yeah and so. It's it's a matter of it's just vigilance. Yeah yeah I agree out of curiosity in having to see oneself in a story I think of it not even like I'm judging everyone in the past I have no more like an a very selfishly. Motivated Incentivize Y. You know how. How do you incorporate gaels into something that is so historic is what it is? Well I'm dealing with this right now in early American history because I am writing half a biography about dolley Madison who was the highest ranking woman in American public life for sixteen years really nothing about dolley Madison. I will take care of. That may not be interested will be available like CAL exam.

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"jon meacham" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

03:04 min | 1 year ago

"jon meacham" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

"Yes I know for the Bible tells me so but it is at the heart of Western history. It is the story that has affected shaped change. More lives than any other I think and so my message in this is a lot of people are going to gather at the foot of the cross no matter what so. Let's take advantage of that. Yeah try to understand what happened why we think what happened. May or may not have happened and apply those lessons as well as we can by the secular tendency to try to move. Religion out of the Public Square is again a kind of fool's errand at the same time. The Fox News thing about Oh. Christianity is under assault is genuinely insane right. No denying the impact of this faith on Western civilization and then Collaterally my argument is. Let's understand it. Yeah or Santa now. Here's my question and this is where we go all the way back to. You have a twelve year old daughter so I was in a meeting recent. I just became aware out of nowhere because I don't spend a Lotta time in churches. How LITTLE ROLE? There is for women in the religion and I would see that as a real hurdle going forward where you know. God's a man in God created a son he didn't send daughter back and then all the apostles are male. I mean you really have his mom and then you have the Hooker Mary Magdalene. How does a young girl but she fucked everything up? She ruined she. She was born from his rib and then tempted him. You know I'm curious. How how Christianity incorporates women? Do you see that as an issue like if I was a young girl and I'm sitting there being explained this whole religion. I'm kind of like well. What what the Hell did we do in? What's my role in this? And why? Why would they join something that seems to have ignored my existence? Right one fact check just for Mary. Magdalene actually was not the prostitute. The woman at the well was a prostitute. Mary Magdalene was basically bankrolling. Jesus Oh okay okay. I'm sorry I'm here I'm here. I'm here to defend the very few women there. Are I come from a part of the forest? That actually is the antidote to. What very reasonable question. You raise the Episcopal Church now. I don't know what percentage it is but a huge percentage of the clergy is female We were earliest Sean. That in terms of from the seventies forward I don't think my daughter's feel gender alienated but as probably because of our particular tradition. Well I can. I own my own side so I I work in Hollywood if you look at all of our movies all of our movies up. Until twenty years ago are written by man and Lo and behold males are the leads. And even if you look at like the days of wine and roses ostensibly about a woman dealing with alcoholism but no..

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"jon meacham" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"jon meacham" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

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"jon meacham" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"jon meacham" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

"I mean for two thousand years if I just look at the fact like could there ever be a figure like that? I think for any number of reasons there couldn't be ever again it is astounding that one human being regardless is being talked about today on a computer. What do you think it is about the timing of it? The context that created this kind of indelible story. This will be a counter cultural answer. Okay good the reason we are talking about him is because that handful of believers were willing to die because they actually believed he got back up if he had simply been another rabbi or offit who had been martyred and left in a tomb both literally and figuratively. We wouldn't be having this conversation. The radical nature of the resurrection story which was so real to them that they were willing to be persecuted chased out of Jerusalem. Stoned change the trajectory of that religious narrative and made it both a cultural and historical one. The reason I think it's better than even that it really happened is because why on God's earth so to speak would you makeup something so stupid. Well well no no no no first of all they tell the story in the Weakest Possible Way. The women come and tell them. Women couldn't testify. The last person is mouth. You would put testimony in that you wanted to be accepted to the broader world. When be a woman in the Middle East of the first century? They dismissed it as an idle tale. And I just think why on earth would you as a believer. Would you tell the story in a way that so openly undermine Jareth thority if there weren't some historical basis because that's the way it really happened? Well I can easily come up with a motive. So I've got this group of people. They followed this man. The man said he was God if God is just ordered to be killed by punches pilot and he just sits there and he's dead. I didn't prove to be a God. So it's very simple conspiracy for me to launch to go like. Hey We know he was God now. It didn't shake out. He doesn't seem very godlike. You just killed by men now. If he had risen that would confirm. I mean you can see the motive for constructing that he did something that only God do. I see what you're saying but if you there's some terrific scholarship on this in my mind is not terrific scholarship on it. But I've read the terrific. Scholarship is like watching an exercise video but not exercising it. Just nobody was looking for. A human atoning resurrected sacrifice. So they weren't speaking in any vernacular that would have been plausible share. It was a one off a total.

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"jon meacham" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

05:39 min | 1 year ago

"jon meacham" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

"This country then your unilaterally disarming in handing this great tradition over to people who actually are not about the sermon on the mount but are really just about the Supreme Court and so as someone who call myself basically a kind of progressive believer. I declined to hand Jesus over to Franklin Graham and the rest of them. You know. It's funny as were very critical myself included on these quote moderate Muslims. We want them to be very vocal against the extremists. Were expecting them to stand up and say no no no no no. They do not represent us yet. It doesn't seem to be a ton of responsibility laid on Christian sustained up and I'm not a Christian but I am aware of the messaging doesn't seem to sync up neatly with any of the messaging that I feel like is what made the book sustainable for two thousand years to begin with a man brother of a yes. That's exactly what I'm saying. There's a fourth century. Roman writer noted Christians who are just come to power when Constantine converted and the writer said the surely. There's not simply one path to so greater truth and I totally believe that Marissa's my path yeah itself evidently is politically historically culturally important to our allocation of resources and our dispositions of heart and mind in this country And so the reason I did this was to say I think you can accept the truth of this story without joining blindly one temporal political faction or another all the mysticism and supernatural elements aside. I'll go okay after acknowledge there was this guy. Jesus Christ or Jesus Christos or whatever. He was killed punch pilot. Did order that God. This guy's famous. I mean for two thousand years if I just look at the fact like could there ever be a figure like that? I think for any number of reasons there couldn't be ever again it is astounding that one human being regardless is being talked about today on a computer. What do you think it is about the timing of it? The context that created this kind of indelible story. This will be a counter cultural answer. Okay good the reason we are talking about him is because that handful of believers were willing to die because they actually believed he got back up if he had simply been another rabbi or if it who had been martyred and left in a tomb both literally and.

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"jon meacham" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

03:21 min | 1 year ago

"jon meacham" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

"But that doesn't mean they're not useful historically and I the very practical reason I did. It is years ago seven eight years ago when we lived in New York went to a wonderful parish. Saint Thomas Fifth Avenue and we were regulars and the director asked me to do. It's a three hour service on Good Friday. Where you you give seven sermons ones thank like Quintana Mo for believers? Yeah pound them over the head. I was going to compare it to Maybe seal week. Yeah exactly Paris island. So I deliver them and it's funny talk about a straddle so my view the in this very much goes where we were talking about about. If I produce something that I think has integrity. You take it or you leave it. This is fully within that zone. I believe that the Christian story continues to shape US fundamental ways. It has a greater capacity to do good than evil if we do it right. And if you concede the story if you see the story to what we think of broadly as the religious right in this country then you're unilaterally disarming and handing this great tradition over to people who actually are not about the sermon on the mount but are really just about the Supreme Court and so as someone who call myself basically a kind of progressive believer. I declined to hand Jesus over to Franklin Graham and the rest of them. You know. It's funny as were very critical myself included on these quote moderate Muslims. We want them to be very vocal against the extremists. Were expecting them to stand up and say no no no no no. They do not represent us yet. It doesn't seem to be a ton of responsibility laid on Christian sustained up in a not a but I am aware of the messaging doesn't seem to sync up neatly with any of the messaging that I feel like is what made the book sustainable for two thousand years to begin with a man brother of A. Yes that's exactly what I'm saying. There's a fourth century. Roman writer noted Christians who are just come to power when Constantine converted and the writer said but surely there's not simply one path to so greater truth and I totally believe that Marissa's my path yeah itself evidently is politically historically culturally important to our allocation of resources and our dispositions of heart and mind in this country And so the reason I did this was to say I think you can accept the truth of this story without joining blindly one temporal political faction or another all the mysticism and supernatural elements aside. I'll go okay after acknowledge there was this guy. Jesus Christ or Jesus Christos or whatever. He was killed punch pilot. Did order that God. This guy's famous..

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"jon meacham" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

03:49 min | 1 year ago

"jon meacham" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

"The only red-headed President we've had Jefferson was Kinda red headed the Jackson. He had a good head of hair. Actually John Kerry Kinda Hair Oscar. You collect locks of presidential hair. We had someone on here. Who did that? I don't I don't we'll have anything to add my simple denial. It's okay I have a lot of weird stuff bob. Dole wants gave me one of his button. Hooks one of the things because of his arm his injury. So so that's that's about as weird as it gets Bob Dole's a great American and still going. We ran into him My son was with me and Dole called up couple of days later. Say Thank you for something that Bob. Dole here says senator. We'd love to come see. You sometimes is not hard to get on the calendar when you're nine. Hor that's my Bob Dole impression. You're pleased is there ever been someone who referred to themselves in the third person as much as Bob Dole? I really don't think so. I love it. He made it so charming a so great because I was a big Leftie I was young and a big lefty and even I was like I like the sky lot I live. You know why you liked him. If I may in a different life in an alternative universe. He could've been letterman totally great. He's ironic and it was all. It was all shield and sword right because he needed to distract from the arm. So I don't know I don't know if he was quiet as ironic as a kid but when he came back. The sense of humor was about. If you're laughing you're not staring interesting. comedians light of me. Yeah it's interesting. So Jackson was immensely important native Americans. He defended African American slavery. He was an architect of the perpetuation of the two original American sends but I circle back to what we were talking about. He was never outside the mainstream. And so would I dislike about the Not The revisionism that's great. Let's outlets debated all you want but you try to exile him to a corner somewhere and I don't care who is on the twenty dollar bill by the way that talk about a pyrrhic fight but if you think that you can put him in a historical time out and that somehow absolves the nation of its enduring tradition of injustice. Then you're kidding yourself and I think there's a lot of elective self righteousness when it comes to Jackson and the founders my theory which no one pays any attention to but I'll will launch it here again. People ask me a lot about confederate monuments and stuff. Yeah Yeah my view is if you were devoted to the American experiment of journey toward a more perfect union however imperfect you may have been then you should be commemorated if you decide on the merits in public places but if you were taking up arms against the order that actually produced the thirteenth fourteenth and amendments that produced the Civil Rights Act produced the country that we still for all of our happiness. We want to defend. Then you shouldn't. So if properly had had his way there would not have been a thirteenth fourteenth or Fifteenth Amendment And so you want to put him on a courthouse lawn..

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"jon meacham" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

05:08 min | 1 year ago

"jon meacham" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

"Are you. Fifty one is an older the fifty one next week and I really do think it's just a function of age to some extent. I am far more capable of doing something and saying you know what this is what I set out to do. A great example right now so. I'm writing this book about John. Lewis hero of Selma hero of Nashville arrested forty five times. Fractured skull teases close to an American saint. As anyone I've ever met in the classical sense of that and the way that the early church defined it which was not necessarily your character but your willingness to shed blood and suffer for the faith itself. I met him thirty years ago whenever I'm around him. I just think this is the most incredible person who's walking the planet right now and always thought you know what I should write this and so I was with him to family down. We were in Selma Montgomery and Birmingham right before. Kovic struck the anniversary of bloody Sunday. He does an annual trip down. There you walk across the Pettus Bridge with John Lewis. No it's like walking at Normandy with Eisenhower share literally. Yeah right because that is a domestic war story the civil rights movement. And what happened at Selma? What happened at Montgomery would happen to Birmingham? What happened in Jackson? Mississippi is as important to the American character and fate as what happened at Normandy or Bunker Hill poor apple maddix so I decided no what I'm going to write. This book was going to do it. John Specific he's got cancer is fighting it. He's eighty years old. And this may not be a radical reinterpretation of John. Lewis this if you know a lot about him. You may not come away dazzled by new information but I have an argument. I WanNa make about this man and I'm lucky enough that I have world enough in time to do it so I'm going to write this book and if you like it that's great and if you don't well you know what we'll move on. Yeah Yeah I could. No more have said those sentences in that order ten years ago then I could flown and I'd love to say that's maturity. I think it's just age. Well I I don't know about for you but for me. A huge help in that has been to children as as I had nothing to focus on but myself and occasionally I'd I'd give my wife some of my thoughts. I was all important and I was the only measure of how this experience was going but then once to other humans entered the picture I had to break out of my own narcissism and everything about me got a little less important in the most healthy way imaginable. Yup no I totally get. I wish I could give credit to them but but I was. I was the the old way for a long time while they were the eighteen year. Old Fifteen year old and a twelve year old but absolutely bill. Buckley want said every man should write a book plant a tree and have a son. So I'm done sure well Credit my friend. So how do you pick and we're GONNA get to your new book? How do you pay so in Jackson? Here's what I know about Andrew Jackson in a lot of it's probably Ally well. He was in a dual right..

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"jon meacham" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

02:54 min | 1 year ago

"jon meacham" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

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"jon meacham" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

03:51 min | 1 year ago

"jon meacham" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

"Historical novels or are you? What's your game plan at? That point didn't really have one. I'm case of sort of a rat boarding a lot of sinking ships so daily Journalism Weekly Journalism Hardback books. I have a real eye for the future. Advocates is door-to-door Furman. Yeah so pretty soon. I'm GonNa Launch This thing called Gutenberg. It's going to be but. I was lucky in that everything. Sort of into telling these stories about the foibles of the powerful both journalism and just the basic reading getting to know a lot of these people that I just you know known from afar President Bush being the best example. I guess I guess the other sort of Rosebud moment was in the summer of eighty. Six think kiss was on tour. Probably Shar Shar. But I I've been to so many shows at that point that kind of new the new the drill so I took some time off from from that and read two books one was Robert Penn. Warren's all the king's men and the other was written by Evan Thomas Walter Isaacson called the wise men and it's about Dean Aitchison several Haramain Robert Love about these six friends who were part the foreign policy establishment under Truman and Eisenhower and Kennedy and I loved both those book so much that I finished them and then I started reading them again so I read each twice that summer so of I read these things I loved them so much. I always had this kind of voice in the back of my head. Could I possibly play in that stadium right and as you start writing these books? You write several before you right Andrew Jackson American Lion. Which one you the Pulitzer do you see? That book is markedly better than the others are. I'm curious what you think you did right in that book. That's a very good question. I have no idea. I'm a terrible judge of my own work and it's not false. Modesty is just sometimes. I think I'll do something and I'll think man this is going to make them. Said you know the mailman won't even notice and then. I'll do something without thinking about it and I'll get forty letters so I I just I'm just not and the thinking journalistically there. You sway between semi to outcomes are. I'm the greatest gift to comedy to ever live. And I'm the worst piece of Shit how they let me on a show. There's no middle ground for me. I'm either God or the devil in my assessment. You Know I. I don't want to in any way. Harm your sense of self but I don't think that's a unique view. That's what I'm hoping. Yeah Yeah I do I do veer and but I you found this. You forty five okay. Have you found that you are easier on yourself to some extent today than you were say ten years ago? Yeah thousand percent as I've gotten a handle on my ego and I realized that the things that create sustainable kind of self esteem aren't really related to the results. And I've definitely the thing. I now mind for self. Esteem and pride is is just diligence and hard work. So I say I'm in the shop and work business not the results business in Egos just results business right. Two quick things come to mind that I have found. I am radically different than I was ten years ago in terms of the emotional swings and. I don't.

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"jon meacham" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

03:47 min | 1 year ago

"jon meacham" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

"There's even a further level of human complexity on that because he didn't really believe that it was wrong in the first place rice correcting A cynical decision which to some extent is even harder than what you just said. It wasn't new data. It was public opinion data and remember it was Biden who pushed him right right by. Got Out ahead in fact Obama said in kind of a condescending way Joe Got off a little over his skis there on an issue of human rights. So I mean maybe I'm wrong here. Maybe the Barack Obama. I don't think I am but let's it. Maybe the Barack Obama of two thousand and really believed that same sex marriage marriage equality was not right. I don't believe that I think he made a cynical decision for some swing states and then have the guts to undo his. Uh Him as you say kind of in connection to Jefferson. He was just reflecting the popular opinion at the time. It felt like a big swing to be like okay. I'm for this or against this but I guess the thing that we want. I don't think people want perfection. But they want the people who hold a taken those risks and been a leader just a reflection to thoughts. Exactly right remember Obama. We kind of forget now to some extent that a guy named Barack Hussein Obama succeeded a guy named George Walker Bush. Yeah I used to think we would never see a sharper contrast in presidential type and temperament than George W to Obama until Obama to trump and now trump has made Obama. George W Clinton everybody look like Cicero right. They all have like Roman senators now in comparison but he was a black guy who needed to normalize himself a little bit in some swing states. And that's what do we really believe. He doesn't believe that. Having a health insurance mandate is the right public policy. I don't but he was against it in the two thousand eight campaign again. Perfection isn't the thing it's into exactly your point. The president's we remember most warmly tend to be the president's who challenged their own basis so Lyndon Johnson from segregated state on civil rights. What's the one thing remember about Richard Nixon? That's positive he went to China so the guy who chases Alger hidden the EPA too. Yeah Yeah but if you but most folks would say. But that's fine gap so yeah. The there was a there was a domestic. His healthcare plan by the way was to the left of Obama's to show you how rapidly the country can change Ronald Reagan and the Cold War George H W Bush and taxes. You know he had given his base what they wanted and then said you know know what I'm wrong. We gotta do this. And he's been rewarded for that in history. So it's the here's a category with no end. What the President doesn't understand. Which is you know how much time you got. But one of one of the fundamental things is he doesn't see you have to spend some political capital to benefit historically initially putting it in vanity terms for forget that it's the right thing to do and and your to your point it's a leader but people do reward. Those who challenge their basic assumptions. Okay I WANNA walk through your life a little bit. Because that's what we do here. I'm sure you listen to all the episodes religiously I of course you're from Chattanooga I am and dad was in Vietnam War we was in the Vietnam..

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"jon meacham" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

05:39 min | 1 year ago

"jon meacham" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

"He was under some criticism. For why would you reward the FBI's unconstitutional surveillance and sully this man's name and he made an incredibly resonant point with me which is if you treat people as monuments you limit their capacity to teach because who can be that yeah right so in in. Jefferson's gaze as a young unmarried guy. He had a crush on a married friends wife. He had a forty year connection with the woman. He owned I don't say relationship. He wrote the most important sentence ever originally rendered in English that we are all created equal but did almost nothing to bring the specific end of slavery. About but as you say if you want your figures in the past to be perfect. It's a fool's errand and I don't think it's particularly useful. Yeah I'm with you in in fact being sober the the magic of this group. This twelve step group is actually learning from everyone's failures to your point. I'm not learning from people's accomplishments or successes and I always San here like if I interview somebody who's won an academy award. I don't know how that's applicable to my life. I'm not in route to win one. And that's that story over but when I re grant and I go oh my God. This is phenomenal. This guy is a military genius and he's as dumb as it gets when it comes to managing money and get rich quick schemes. He would have been in every multi level marketing available. Yeah that's so refreshing in encouraging and I think it helps people go. I could have an area of my life. I'm genius and I could focus on this thing that I'm great at and can feel you know human about it. Well it goes to my my basic point about the country which sounds very grand. But it's why when people throw up their hands about anything. The incumbent president does as if there were somehow another five minutes before he became president. We were a perfect country Right Ryan. Then all of a sudden we're terrible at our very best. We get things right. Fifty one percent of the time at our very best. Abraham Lincoln was basically segregationist..

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"jon meacham" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

05:31 min | 1 year ago

"jon meacham" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

"You a study in your home I am? I'm in Nashville Tennessee. I've been socially distancing for half a century so this is not that different from me. You're nice and practiced exactly now. Are you in the middle of? We'll tour no on composing. I am writing a little biography of John. Lewis in going back to my magnum opus. Which is a biography of Dali and James Madison I toggle between centuries. Yeah and how is your? Because you've been at this for a while and I have to imagine the digital revolution for you has saved your car a lot of miles to drive all around. Go like hidden libraries in small towns and stuff like that. But it's interesting it has made basic infrastructural research easier. It has put a higher premium on those kinds of small libraries collections that have not reached the digital landscape yet and one of the tests. I always try to meet is. Can I bring some evidence to the party? That hasn't been there before to. My favorite historical guys are McCullough of course noise and Carro increasingly. Did you re Titan? You must have. Oh yeah sure sure. Yes Oh the probably. My favorite historical biography ever written my best churn out story. Which isn't really about Ron is. I was interviewing Dan. Rather at a public event in Nashville a couple of years ago and before we went out he said I wanNA talk to you about Hamilton shirt. I'm at Jefferson biographer. But I have thoughts sure and we get out there and we're talking along and about you know eight nine minutes in. He says we'll run. The key point here is and I think You know all right tongue no problem. I did it again. I and then he did it again and I thought Jesus Christ see things wrong turnout and at that point you know. It gets so far past where buses run. You can't fix it. Honored present. Yeah so and port hometown crowd and so enough people kind of got it that we were all basically enabling Dan shirt..

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California monitoring 8,400 people for possible coronavirus and actively testing 33 people

Bernie and Sid in the Morning

02:48 min | 1 year ago

California monitoring 8,400 people for possible coronavirus and actively testing 33 people

"United States none of not doing so bad not doing so badly the United States has a we have about fifty cases and the fifteen of them are just an inexplicable but about about thirty five of those cases are people coming back from the Yokohama cruise and one of one in California they don't even know how they got that one person you don't know who I just I just saw on television the one L. thirty three cases in California no one will know thirty three people being quarantined and tested they don't know is that right about thirty three cases okay all right no but the point is this that do you remember of course you remember back when the CNN put out that tweet when the when the president had this a panel of experts doctors medical staff and CNN puts out a tweet a picture of that and says another example of the trump administration's a lack of diversity is what they were concerned with back then and this guy did the other night that his name is what a hot elite from The New York Times the other night when the president had his little event press conference bigger than it was and a great one to authorities very presidential and he was like take it easy everybody take it easy and we we should work together so much over and punk in a pantsuit net Nancy Pelosi stop sniping Abby let's work together anyway yeah this guy Wajahat Ali from New York times he says that the the the presentation was only one woman on stage surrounded by nine white men this is only see that these people are sick and I had a really really a second ed and then you had Jon Meacham but remember I told you I tried to watch Doris Kearns Goodwin's yes Washington you Washington special on the history channel and I saw John Avalon from CNN and then Jon Meacham I I got to meet him and then I turn that thing off I couldn't watch anymore because I know he's a raving that TDS afflicted lunatic John legion and I used to know the guy back in the M. S. N. B. C. day's gonna follow them all the time zone I miss all the time anyway this is not what this idiot said about the coronavirus yesterday on MSNBC migraines anxiety aside from the the impact of the virus itself is we're living in an age of xenophobia and it is not impossible to imagine a scenario where blame is cast in a short article in some country or group of people if this becomes worse you have this what is horribly normal what is this what they're worried about that that Americans might die or whatever they'll blame the pecans in here the woman there and I was making mmhm mmhm it Dave stick absolutely nuts out of their minds they hate this place the blame might be kids we should find out how this virus got started just it's it's it's it's just for knowledge sake it if it the blame falls on the Chinese it falls on the

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Has China lost Taiwan?

Between The Lines

14:05 min | 1 year ago

Has China lost Taiwan?

"Taiwan's president secured secured a second term over the weekend started scenes of the woman who stood up to China because China always believe China. Taiwan's recent election is widely seen as a watershed moment a referendum between Wayne. Two very different choices saw in win. She's the president since two thousand sixteen. She promised to protect Taiwan's freedoms from an increasingly assertive. He said he's an autocratic Beijing or the nationalist combing Tung came to the opposition which stressed causes ties with Beijing. The result a landslide two cy and her ruling independence leading Democratic Progressive Party. It was her warnings about China that hit home. We've voters this threat Israel with these respect from China situation has changed you. You cannot exclude the possibility of a war. And it's high invading. Taiwan is something that is going to be very costly fled China Taiwan's president saw in win on the basis now. She scored move odds than any other presidential candidate since Taiwan hi one began holding democratic elections in Nineteen ninety-six. So why has Beijing's efforts to control. Taiwan was it backfired and we'll China Now back off from what it sees as a renegade province remember most nations including the United States and Australia. We adhere to the one China policy which means we formally acknowledge Beijing's claims over Taiwan but what can Washington and camera do to help this vibrant democracy of twenty ninety four million in the face of arising China. Natasha Qassam is research fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy where she directs the annual Lowy Institute suit poll. She's a former Australian diplomat. And he wants is emeritus professor of Strategic Studies at the Australian National University and author of how to defend Australia. He's a former deputy defense secretary. Natasha Hugh Welcome to Iran. To be with you thanks for having is time now Natasha. Why has China lost the battle for public opinion in Taiwan? Look I do think there's a real question as to whether China ever had a chance in this respect. You've got a longstanding up position in Taiwan to unification with China. You've got a long standing position to one country. Two Systems the model that China developed in the eighties Fulbari Taiwan and Hong Kong. And of course we see the problematic way that's playing out in Hong Kong today but the most important issue here I think has been the emergence of a unique Taiwanese identity entity. This is what has really changed over the last decade the majority of Taiwanese people they see themselves as Taiwanese and in part this is in opposition to a growing authoritarian -tarian reach from China but in pilots a product of Taiwan's transition to democracy. It's unique history in terms of its different periods of colonization and indigenous peoples. I think today we can say that. This far more that divides Taiwan and China then unites them. Is that growing sense of independence in Taiwan. And Natasha you mentioned Hong Kong and how that was supposed to be the roadmap for China's One Country Two Systems policy the clearly rebuked in these elections hugh. How does Beijing you all these? Well I think they must be very gloomy very concerned and I think getting pretty angry because I completely agree with Tushar I think the elections very significant because it confirms assumes absolutely that the prospect of an eventual consensual reunification of Taiwan agreeing to be absorbed or reabsorbed helped by the mainland looks more and more remark and the problem for everyone including for Taiwan is that Beijing is very unlikely to accept except that Beijing for Beijing reunification as I sit bringing Taiwan back into China is an essential part of their agenda of Xi. Jinping's agenda to for the rejuvenation as he calls it off of China overcoming of that century of humiliation which which began with the opium wars lower back in the forties and which she has set himself to overcome overturn. I think for him getting Taiwan back as he I would say it is. There is nothing more important to him. Nothing more important to the Communist Party and so we have The seats of a real tragedy because as Natasha says it's clear and clear that the Taiwanese don't want to be part of China and it says clearest safe obtain the Chinese determined to make it part of I hear you say Washington Santon. Sorry Beijing won't accept Taiwan's growing assertiveness but hasn't by aging conduct here been counterproductive. I think of John is if it's to intensify military not exercises around the Taiwan Strait. If it's to US light diplomatically. A Taiwan a hasn't that just stiffened the resolve of the tonys. ESO expected. Has I think I think that's been effector I think is Natasha. Says I think what's happened in. Hong Kong has has disabused anyone in Taiwan of any illusions about what one-country-two-systems three two systems would really mean. If it was applied to talk to Taiwan I think the growing authoritarian nature of the Chinese Communist Party ruled in China itself under under Shuzhen Ping Has Added to that. Boils I think as Natasha says again. That that the the the long term development of Taiwan itself Tallinn's entity that the the evolution of a very vibrant democracy there Meant that perhaps. Whatever Beijing done even if Beijing it'd be much less frightening that it has been it still would have been unlikely that Taiwan would move voluntarily to do what Beijing once and it's actually is hugh why wrought out here and he's not alone? We've had on this program over the last few years Professor Jon Meacham from the University of Chicago. The argument here is that not only will China be much more powerful awful than it is today but it will also remain deeply committed to making Taiwan part of China. I think she's deadline. Is this attender of the Communist revolution. Which would be a twenty four nine in other words? Tom Is on China. Saad your response. I disagree that Taiwan is really significant priority for Xi Jinping's China. But I think it's important when we think about what their highest priority is and for me that is always the domestic legitimacy of the potty state and and so by Beijing's policies primarily directed at that domestic audience. They might be failing in Taiwan but suddenly what they ought designed to do is to demonstrate two people in China that Beijing holds all the cards that they have a able to exit military pressure on Taiwan that they can exclude Taiwan from international organizations and that is the highest priority and under Xi Jinping's China. I think the hotline inflexible policies will just continue for godless. The effect that they have in Taiwan. But at the same time I do think it's a self fulfilling prophecy to argue that China will become so powerful so we should roll over and do nothing and therefore it will allow be allowed to become even more all powerful in military and economic times. I think this is almost a given Alpha China. But it's not a given in terms of China's power. China's power has been restricted in the region winslow in many ways many countries including Australia do not recognize the ages over the as traders say. China hasn't succeeded in achieving. Its goals in the South China Sea. It hasn't succeeded in closing bases in Japan. There's that in South Korea in numerous ways. I wouldn't say that time is on China side if anything I I think. China as a rational actor recognizes the cost of a protracted war a much higher than the cost of their patients on that knowledge has as Shea Jingping pink overreach. The embroiled other countries led by the US but including Australia to a newly skeptical view of Chana. I look clearly Thomas. China's Powell grows as system becomes more authoritarian as the way it seeks to exhibit influence throughout the region becomes to put it politely a more assertive a lot of countries. You Niger and beyond becoming more and more worried about what. China's power and hatch on is going to use its power mains over the next few decades but that I think we'd be too optimistic to imagine that China is somehow becoming a self limiting problem. I do think Jonah's power has grown. I think it's influences growing there. It's I still true. Of course. There's Natasha is that there are lots of things at China would like it. It hasn't yet got but I'm more pessimistic than she is that about China's capacity not to get its way increasingly as time goes on and it's worth bearing in mind all the things that China does get that yes Not everyone accepts what China wants to do in the just south China Sea but Australia. Itself hasn't undertaken serious remove navigation operations Australia and self does not acknowledge China as a strategic rival. The United States does Japan treating China increasingly cool. She asleep as it becomes less and less confident about Donald Trump's America. And we'll push you. It's Responsibilities towards Japan onto the treaty. So I think actually China is doing pretty well. I think we've made a big mistake. To underestimate raced tonight. But China's resolve in its capacity to use. Its Influence to get what it wants. I guess. Hugh Watt for my new and Tasha Qassam from from lowy and we're talking about Taiwan and China in the wake of the all in democracies election widely seen as a rebuke to Beijing. The TASHA you say Beijing's going to weaken Taiwan's democracy house. Oh look I think I said that it was going to try and I think it is trying in many ways. It's trying through disinformation Ryan and bypassing more media outlets in Taiwan and then controlling the narrative in that way it is certainly trying to infiltrate grassroots organizations like temple organizations sations and farmers and fisheries groups. The thing is that Beijing is very much moving away. I think from trying to support. Just one side of politics. The Guangdong Minggong which has always been seen as more friendly towards Beijing insofar as has been unsuccessful because the dog is not able to as. We've all of the reasons since we've already outlined. They are not able to deliver Taiwan in any way because of the way of public opinion against China. So now I believe that Beijing is trying to undermine undermine the democracy itself to undermine people's faith in institutions trying to essentially mess it up I think the best expression I've had tended into Crimea so that you have a government paralyzed a government that people do not trust and in that way the system would be much weaker. You Natasha to agree that Beijing is going to try awaken Taiwan's democracy and certainly badging will increase the pressure to open talks on reunification. I suppose the question here is wise. China so sensitive about Taiwan one. I mean think about it Taiwan or Formosa as it was earlier known. It's only been part of China for something like four out of the past one hundred twenty twenty five years since Japanese colonization nineteen ninety-five four out of one hundred twenty five and those four years when the nationalists who fled to Taiwan. They were running the mainland alien so why the sensitivity. He what. We'll Tom Because one hundred and twenty five years is not very long time in the way of China's paypal and the Chinese government see themselves CBS and has precisely one hundred and twenty five years that I see correctly in some ways as being a very black period in the history and that the the great mission of the Communist Party has been to bring China out of that as I said before the rejuvenation of the Chinese people. It's hard to underestimate. Overestimate the the emotional power Al behind this idea of China returning to its previous position and Taiwan has become a and the Chinese Communist Party has made Taiwan into a a symbol of everything bad that happened to China before and everything that Diane resolved to fix and the way in which they they put Hong Kong back into into the fold the YM which have grown their economy the way in which they have reasserted China's military power and have trying at least to reassert itself the parish cultural pass at a speak. All of that is part of the deal but Taiwan is in a sense that the jewel in the crown for them and so I think the the political political and to a certain extent the emotional fright that the Taiwan issue carries does make it absolutely central to the Communist. Party's not just its own sense of itself but it's confidence that it can continue command. The loyalty and achieved legitimacy in the eyes of the Chinese people as what Communist Party delivers not just in terms of prosperity but in terms of China's dignity and position in the world symbolized by Taiwan that is so central to its legitimacy as the government of China Anna. And does that mean Natasha Qassam. That is now a very real danger that the listen Beijing takes from size relection. Is that the only way. Taiwan will ever a unify with mainland China. As at the end of a gun. Look that's entirely possible but I have to say I'm not convinced that as an argument mainly because we like to think think of China's military palate in terms of it being this very quick victory. RV Taiwan because they are coming late outgunned in that sense but none nothing about this would be. It would be very difficult to take Taiwan in terms of its geography and even an invasion is really just the beginning. When you have twenty four a million people who don't want to be a part of your country you have? Refugees flocking to other countries in the region including Australia. You'll have resistance in the streets. You'll have disruption to global supply chains at which Taiwan lies at. Its hot this is not an easy proposition. It is laden with

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Trump, who likes people who weren't captured, honors former POWs anyway

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

02:12 min | 2 years ago

Trump, who likes people who weren't captured, honors former POWs anyway

"Said somebody should run against John McCain who has been in my opinion, not so hot. And I supported him. I supported him for president. I raised a million dollars from a lot of money. I supported him. He lost. He let us down. But you know, he lost. So I'd never liked him as much after that. Because I don't like to lose. But but Frank Franklin we'll get to he hit me. He's a war hero. He's award. He's a war hero presumes captured. I like people that weren't captured. Okay. I hate to. That was a moment July of twenty fifteen and many people who saw that thought in the moment that it might end his month-old presidential campaign, right then. And there as we laid a learned it did not the president has since doubled down on his dislike for the now. Dead American hero. John mccain. It sounds as though POW's have not been his thing. Nontheless as president. He did what others have done on this date by declaring April ninth as national former prisoner of war recognition day still with us our measures, Michael Beschloss, and Jon Meacham. Michael, no, mention no reverence. He was blocks away from the Hanoi Hilton. Where so many Americans were tortured in Vietnam. No visit it's not his thing. It is gross and disrespectful to the memory of John McCain and self knowledge that I may not Donald Trump. You sort of wonder if it occurred to him when he was approving the idea of a national POW day that this was not exactly in sync with the terrible comments. He made about John McCain for years ago when he was beginning to run for president and those he's made even after John McCain passed, I just don't get it. This doesn't help them in any way that I can see Jon Meacham last night on this broadcast. We aired part of speech delivered Sunday by mayor Pete Fort, Wayne, Indiana, Pete Buddha, judge it was about his life in large part as a gay man in this country the last item on a long resume. He as I said last night. He's a lot of things. He's a Harvard grad.

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Bush’s note to Clinton in January 1993: ‘Your success now is our country’s success’

AM Joy

03:00 min | 2 years ago

Bush’s note to Clinton in January 1993: ‘Your success now is our country’s success’

"I wish you will. I wish your family. Well, your success now is the country success. I'm rooting hard for you. Karen? It's hard to believe in two thousand eighteen that those words passed between presidents, but that was the decency of George H W Bush it was although he was hurt. And for a long time. He did kind of disappear. He went home to Houston. He would joke about walking the dogs and loading the dishwasher, and certainly there was some vindication. Eight years later when he and Bill Clinton are once again on that inauguration, the inaugural stand, and then it is George W Bush taking the oath of office. So. So the president did have some time to to sort of reevaluate take stock again. But also had had the satisfaction of seeing two of his sons become governors one of his one of them president and ultimately in doing good works with Bill Clinton for a very close personal relationship to the point where the Bush brothers would would joke about him being there other Jonathon Allen. You have been prolific this morning in your analysis of of president, George H W Bush, and you when one of your stories this morning, you you sort of describe him as being the end of ehre. Absolutely. Thank you for the direction. They're really in a lot of ways sort of the last of his kind. I know Jon Meacham has been on our air the author who wrote about him. He describes him as the last gentleman. He was also the last president to start flight and finish a war. And I think most importantly, he was a president who represented a moderate brand of republicanism of the last of those that we've seen there's been an evolution in the Republican party.

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4 Palestinians killed, including teen boy and disabled man, in Gaza protests

Hero's Talk Radio

02:01 min | 3 years ago

4 Palestinians killed, including teen boy and disabled man, in Gaza protests

"Member fdic an iheartradio station thing farewell to a former first lady hunkin duffy fox news with candid and comforting steadfast and straightforward jon meacham biographer former president george hw bush talking there about the former president's wife barbara who pass away this week meet him one of many speaking at the funeral held in houston where bush was remembered as the first lady of the greatest generation her son former florida governor jeb bush eulogized about some of our tough love she instilled in her children you see our mom was our first and most important teacher sit up look people in the eye please say please and thank you do your homework quit whining and stop complaining each your broccoli yesterday at she said that in houston mike emanuel bach's news i knew uproar in the middle east whereas rayleigh soldiers shot palestinians trying to cross into gaza in protest one of those killed was a fifteen year old boy four weeks running now palestinians went friday prayers led out they gather at the fence that separates israel from gaza they tried to approach her swarm the fence when they get too close israeli troops opened fire israel does use crowd dispersal tactics like tear gas and rubber bullets but oftentimes they use lethal rounds four people were killed yesterday more than one hundred wounded including the boy we're talking about fox's mike tobin in jerusalem palestinians insist the demonstrations will continue through next month culminating in a final march to coincide with the seventieth anniversary of israel's formation and mitt romney now has his work cut out for him the senate hopeful in utah failed to secure the republican nomination at the state convention so now romney will have to try and win this nomination the hard way during the state's primary which takes place in late june you'll have to face sof against state representative mike kennedy in that closed election fox.

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By Lalit K Jha Trade Disputes, Debt Burden Threaten Global Growth: IMF

02:10 min | 3 years ago

By Lalit K Jha Trade Disputes, Debt Burden Threaten Global Growth: IMF

"To brown's your favorite podcasts earl services have been held in houston for former first lady barbara bush with her burial underway in college station texas presidential historian jon meacham is among those who remembered her as the wife of one president and the mother of another she holds a distinction that belongs to only one other american in the long history of the republic abigail adams who was present at the creation north korea has made a major decision ahead of an upcoming meeting with president trump correspondent ivan watson north korea has announced that it is unilaterally suspending intercontinental ballistic missile launches nuclear weapons tests and that it is planning to discard its main nuclear weapons testing site in the north of the country he international monetary fund says a strong world economy is threatened by increasing tension over trade the imf is holding its spring meeting in washington i'm ann cates and i'm susanna palmer from bloomberg world headquarters poker giant stars group agreed to buy sky betting and gaming in a deal valued at four point seven billion dollars that moves poker stars deeper into sports betting to create the biggest publicly listed online gambling company toronto based stars group will pay cash and stock to owners cvc capital partners and skype elc in a surprise move h and a group of china cut its stake in deutsche bank again this after saying in february that it didn't plan another cut ha is deutchebanks biggest shareholder and a group cut its holdings to seven point nine percent from eight point eight percent the reduction in deutchebanks comes amid an attempt by hana to raise sixteen billion dollars by selling assets to deal with its financing problems in china germanybased fresenius medical care sold its controlling stake in sound inpatient physicians holdings llc to eventually by summit partners for two point fifteen billion dollars for he is the world's biggest provider of dialysis products sound inpatient physicians provides physicians to deliver inpatient.

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Trump noncommittal on report that he may fire Rosenstein and Mueller

Sean Hannitty

00:58 sec | 3 years ago

Trump noncommittal on report that he may fire Rosenstein and Mueller

"And the ad is fox news radio i'm rochester in america said goodbye today to former first lady barbara bush author jon meacham delivered one of the eulogies at our funeral in houston she was candid and comforting steadfast and straightforward honest and loving meacham wrote a biography of barbara bush is husband former president george h w bush with some republicans calling for the firing a special counsel robert muller and deputy attorney general rod rosenstein democrats including maryland senator ben cardin say they have confidence in both men to carry out the russia probe give them the space they need to complete this very important investigation cardinal speaking on fox news saturday president trump has been critical of both robert muller and rod rosenstein leading to speculation that he might fire them the president has been noncommital on that fox news we report you decide.

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Hundreds gather to remember Barbara Bush in private funeral service

Retirement Ready with Tony Frake

02:13 min | 3 years ago

Hundreds gather to remember Barbara Bush in private funeral service

"News center i'm tony paddock friends family honoring former first lady barbara bush here's more abc news the body of former first lady barbara bush is making its way to college station texas where she'll be laid to rest later today abc's jim ryan in houston admirers barbara bush have mapped out the route that the hearse carrying mrs bush remains will follow as it makes its way to the tiny family cemetery at her husband's presidential library in college station people who were unable to participate in friday's public viewing forward were not among the fifteen hundred invited to the funeral will park alongside roadways and stand on overpasses as the hearse and the motorcade go by a final tribute to a former first lady many people felt they knew personally jim ryan abc news houston earlier today more than a thousand people attended the funeral services for mrs bush presidential historian and family friend jon meacham remarked on her passion for one issue in particular literacy he believed literacy a fundamental civil and human rights and gave the cause her all celebrating barbara bush daria albinger abc news we now join retirement already already in progress on wtmj strategies how does this all meld together what are some things we can do now to really control tax brackets for next twenty and thirty years particularly when it comes to the new tax code love trump or not you know there's some things you can do because of this new tax code that can really set yourself up to be in a good position at least for most of us in retirement here but that's a eight year reprieve unless something changes the individual tax cut only last about eight years but you know this week we're talking about you know strategies are sixties and things we can do and and spending becomes a big issue because overspending an early retirement can leave union entirely difficult situation later in life if you haven't planned for not saying you can't spend her do that travel but it has to be built into a budget and part of an income plan you should plan to live into your late eighties maybe nineties we often brad project out to age one hundred two err on the conservative side but many people believe they can spend seven percent or more of their retirement savings each year but you know spending rate typically should be a.

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