Episode 43

American Hardball: Scorsese's GoodFellas and McKay's Vice


June 15th, 2021

1 hr 2 mins 43 secs

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About this Episode

Emmet and John talk about America's delight in self-serving, cruel narcissists via the movies Vice and GoodFellas in addition to an essay by Jim Shepard. The conversation ranges from the political culture during the Iraq War, the uncanny similarities between Dick Cheney and Henry Hill, what it means for the American government to be normatively strong, but administratively weak, and more!

"No Regrets: Goodfellas and American Hardball" by Jim Shepard.

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Closing Song: "Dallas Beltway" by Chat Pile.