The growing gap between corporate politics and the public: David Frum reacts to Ron Desantis taking on Disney

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis listens during a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, near the Shark Valley Visitor Center in Miami. Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo.

This is the eighth episode of The Hub’s bi-weekly series featuring editor-at-large Sean Speer in conversation with leading author, journalist, and thinker David Frum.

The two discuss the rise of so-called “political capitalism” as corporations become more actively involved within the political sphere, what’s behind the Florida governor Ron DeSantis’ conflict with Disney, what these developments tell us about the state of contemporary conservatism, and whether or not the Republican Party’s confrontational stance towards culture war opponents is purely performative.

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