On this week’s episode, Ari speaks with New York Times columnist and media personality David French about the future of American political and cultural virtue. What does it look like to stick to your principles in 2023, even if they’re unpopular? How do we escape the ideological traps of contemporary American political life?

Along the way, they discussed the idea of an “exhausted majority”; the relationship between sports and politics; theological concepts like redemption and apocalypse and their role in political philosophy; John Adams and Frederick Douglass; George Washington and Micah 6:8; how it’s possible to “become” American; the cases for and against reparations; American masculinity; caring for grandparents and grandchildren; and much more!

Good Faith Effort is a production of Bnai Zion and SoulShop