In this episode, historian Andrew Roberts and Russian émigré Alexander Markovsky compare Western and Soviet politics.
Up first is Andrew Roberts, author and Visiting Professor at the War Studies Department at King’s College, London. Andrew takes issue with America’s broken primary system and the intransigent two-party duopoly, regrettably driven by the politics of “the other.” He reflects on the future of Western civilization and proposes a CANZUK union in the wake of Brexit—comprised of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom—to strengthen free trade and defense alliances between the Crown countries.
In the second half of the show, Marxist scholar Alexander Markovsky shares why he fled the Soviet system. In his recently published book, Liberal Bolshevism: America Did Not Defeat Communism, She Adopted It, Alex warns that the U.S. is being led along a similar failed trajectory as his native homeland, using different means toward the same end.
You can hear the discussion by listening to the full show as-aired on iTunes, or you can check out the podcasts hosted on YouTube and SoundCloud. Make sure to check back next week for another episode of RealClear Radio Hour.