In this inaugural episode of the Escaping Ideology podcast series, we are going to talk about liberalism, socialism, and what a society rooted in “liberal socialism” would look like. We also talk about the nature of meritocracy, postmodern conservatism, and other topics that arise along the way.

    Jonathan Church is a contributing editor at Merion West. He is a government economist with a background in energy economics and inflation measurement. In addition to authoring several essays, he has published two books: Reinventing Racism: Why “White Fragility” Is the Wrong Way to Think about Racial Inequality and Virtue in an Age of Identity Politics: A Stoic Approach to Social Justice. He holds an undergraduate degree in economics and philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in economics from Cornell University. Contact Jonathan at

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