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On this episode of the First Things Podcast:

Editor Rusty Reno talks with associate editor Julia Yost about the life, death, and meaning of Fidel Castro.

1:18 The enduring allure of the bearded revolutionary

6:45 Why young Cubans are post-Castro

15:16 The past and future of Cuban-American relations

Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year for 2016 is “post-truth.” Senior editor Mark Bauerlein joins Rusty and Julia to discuss the wisdom and significance of this pick.

19:39 “Post-truth” as Word of the Year—yay or nay?

27:05 Post-truth politics as populist politics

37:35 Reality’s well-known liberal bias

42:13 The evolution of English: descriptivism vs. prescriptivism (a.k.a. fun with etymologies)

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