We Lost the Battle, but We’ll Win the War
Twenty years ago, back during the last summer of the Clinton presidency, Joe Rogan appeared on Bill Maher’s late night talk show Politically Incorrect. He was joined by Harry Belafonte’s daughter Shari, a visibly drunk actress named Kari Wuhrer, and Socialist Party presidential candidate David McReynolds.
Early on in the program, McReynolds laid out his ambitious platform, citing Nordic social democracy as a model for justice in America. But it quickly became clear that he was really there to play whipping boy.
“Your platform would wreck America,” as Maher put...