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On this episode of the First Things Podcast:

Editor Rusty Reno, senior editor Mark Bauerlein, associate editor Julia Yost, and deputy editor Elliot Milco gather on the morning after Donald Trump’s election victory to sort out how it happened and what it means.

0:50 Shock, awe, and the failure of Big Data

8:00 Taking Trump seriously but not literally

11:20 Implications for the Religious Right and the Catholic Church

24:10 What happened to fusion conservatism?

33:50 Trumpism in the global and globalist context

37:25 A permanent Republican majority?

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