American Enough

Who defines how forceful American rhetoric has to be when we talked to our adversaries or allies around the world? Today we spoke with former Pentagon Speechwriter to the Secretary of Defense, Kevin Sammy (bio),

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Who defines how forceful American rhetoric has to be when we talked to our adversaries or allies around the world?

Today we spoke with former Pentagon Speechwriter to the Secretary of Defense, Kevin Sammy (bio), about how a shift in the words we use with North Korea can redefine our foreign policy doctrine; and can beg the question of how far our allies need to go to remain American Enough to our President. ​

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What is American Enough?

America's identity is evolving in real time. Immigrants are being scoffed at for looking a certain way and not being "American" enough. Transgender individuals are being determined not "fit enough" to serve in our military. Sexual assault and neo-nazi behavior is being condoned by the Oval Office. The First Amendment is being ridiculed. And, America's moral authority is eroding internationally, begging the question of who is "enough" of an American ally.

Former Obama White House senior advisor and Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of Commerce, Vikrum Aiyer, is joined by journalists, comedians, politicians, activists, and listeners, to unpack this crucial existential moment for our nation's identity.