COVID, Hacking, and Spying Helped China Develop a New Stealth Fighter in Record Time

In the West, the pandemic put the defense industry on hold. In China, the military used the time to make big advances.

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COVID, Hacking, and Spying Helped China Develop a New Stealth Fighter in Record Time

REUBEN JOHNSON: In the West, the pandemic put the defense industry on hold. In China, the military used the time to make big advances.

🎧 On the Pods… 🎧

Jonathan Rauch: On the Defense of Truth

On today's Bulwark podcast, Jonathan Rauch joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth.

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MORNING SHOTS: The Shark Attack Party 🔐

CHARLIE SYKES: How panic porn shapes our politics

THE TRIAD: Flesh Peddling To Own the Libs 🔓

JVL: Raymond Arroyo is the perfect distillation of modern conservatism.

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How the Southern Baptist Convention Rejected Populist Fundamentalism

ALAN CROSS: The SBC faced an organized attempted takeover from the forces of populism. And they rejected it in favor of renewing their core values.

🚨OVERTIME 🚨

🎵 ON THE JUKEBOX: BLEACHERS’ STOP MAKING THIS HURT LIVE FROM A BUS.🎵

A cool cop.

The MLB is the worst. I’m with Max. This is getting bonkers. Manfred has to go.

Tired: CRT bans.
Wired: Mandatory surveys of beliefs.

Just backin’ the blue…

Tucker Carlson’s propaganda playbook… A worthwhile read from Just Security:

Propaganda’s very nature is undemocratic because it influences us without our consent; it is also one of the means used to achieve fascist ends. As philosophers Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno wrote in their 1944 book Dialectic of Enlightenment, “propaganda manipulates people; when it cries ‘freedom’ it contradicts itself. Deceit and propaganda are inseparable. A community in which the leader and his followers come to terms through propaganda—whatever the merits of its content—is a community of lies.”

That’s it for me for today. We’ll see you back here tomorrow. Tech support questions? Email support@substack.com. Questions for me? Drop me a line: swift@thebulwark.com

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