Politics, Reading Lists, & Other Dinner Conversations


There are two topics you traditionally don’t bring up at family dinners over the holidays: religion and politics. (Scarlet, meanwhile, is glad she missed out on this one.)

  • The spectrum of types of political books and the weirdness of that part of the publishing industry
  • John Quincy Adams being a terrible president and a great congressman
  • What conservatism means
  • Why the Great American Reads booklist is problematic
  • If changing your Good Reads Reading Challenge is cheating (it’s not and Dave is wrong)
  • A Lonesome Dove update

All this and a whole bunch of apologies from… well, you’ll see.

A few of the books we mentioned on this episode


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Posted by Aaron Armstrong

Aaron is the author of several books including the Big Truths Bible Storybook, Epic Devotions, Awaiting a Savior: The Gospel, the New Creation, and the End of Poverty, and Contend: Defending the Faith in a Fallen World. His next book, published by Lexham Press, will release in Spring 2023.