Saturday, September 24, 2011

HWX, with Ralph Peters

The latest edition of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience (HWX) podcast is now up on Ricochet.

After a rare and well-deserved break of about a month, John Hinderaker and I get the band back together for a fresh discussion of world events. In particular, we share our thoughts on the falling stars of Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann, the potential inevitability of Mitt Romney, and keep hope alive for Newt Gingrich.

Our special guest is author and former NY Post columnist Ralph Peters. The occasion of his visit is the publication of his 28th(!) book, Lines of Fire. It's a compilation of his writings on foreign policy and war over the past 20 years. He comes from a unique perspective in the pundit world (career military man, US Army intelligence) and always produces provocative and unorthodox analyses. We also discuss his next book, a Civil war historical novel coming in February, called Cain at Gettysburg. As we discuss, it attempts to present the real story of humans at war in the setting of Gettysburg, including (but not limited to) the bathroom habits of the Union Army (talk about provocative!).

Also Loon of the Week (a triple shot of liberal threats of violence and crises, featuring Michael Moore and Tom Harkin) and This Week in Gate Keeping (getting Sir Mix-a-Lot titles wrong and checking The Fact Checker in the Washington Post).

Many ways to hear the podcast, including over on the mothership at Ricochet. You can also be sure to never miss an episode, by subscribing via iTunes or Feedburner. Or get the stream for your mobile device on Sticher. Or just use the player embedded in the upper right hand corner of the Fraters Libertas main page. If all of these fail, send me an email and I'll come to your house and read from the written transcript. Enjoy.