Dave, Caitlin, and Tony take a look at democracy backsliding in Europe and what to do about it. Then a discussion of DOD’s war-funding account gets into the broader question of national security spending priorities. And finally, Iran’s 1979 revolution turned 40 this week, so we touched on how it continues to impact US policy and politics.
Mentioned in the show: What Comes Next: Lessons for the Recovery of Liberal Democracy by Rachel Kleinfeld and David Solimini. Via the Democracy Fund and Carnegie Endowment. https://www.democracyfund.org/publications/what-comes-next-lessons-for-the-recovery-of-liberal-democracy
Reminder: The Secure Line will take a short hiatus when host Dave Solimini’s baby is born some time in the next few weeks.