The Atlantic was founded on the eve of the Civil War to advance the American idea. But as we approach the magazine's 160th anniversary, has that idea taken an unprecedented turn?
In this inaugural episode, our cohosts—Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief; Alex Wagner, contributing editor and CBS anchor; and Matt Thompson, executive editor—explore that question with the Atlantic writers David Frum and Molly Ball. And we present the world premiere of Jon Batiste's “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” reimagined for the magazine that first published it.
- The original "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (Julia Ward Howe)
- "Notes on the Conventions" (Raoul de Roussy de Sales)
- "The Party's Over" (David Broder)
- "Trump Isn't the Apotheosis of Conservatism" (David Frum)
- "How to Build an Autocracy" (David Frum)
- "The Souring of American Exceptionalism" (David Frum)
- "Welcome to the Trump Presidency" (Molly Ball)
- "President Trump's Perpetual Campaign" (Molly Ball)
- "Why Fact-Checking Doesn't Faze Trump Fans" (David Graham)