Mike brings Ed Husain back to the show to discuss the author’s new book, Among the Mosques: A Journey Across Muslim Britain. Husain takes Mike on a journey into different mosques throughout Britain to see how various Muslims are wrestling with issues such as free speech and gender equality. The interview explores how British Muslims are finding their place is Western culture, and how they’re reckoning with more extreme views within the global Islamic movement.
Counterbalance is a foreign policy podcast that embodies Hudson’s tradition of challenging conventional wisdom. The Trump era attacked the elite consensus regarding several key issues, including the rise of China, American policy toward the Middle East, and the compartmentalization of domestic and foreign policy. Many observers in the media and in establishment foreign policy circles are presenting the advent of a Biden presidency as a total repudiation of President Trump’s policies and a return to “normalcy.” But, regardless of how one feels about the Trump era or any of his specific policies, there is no turning back the clock. The elite foreign policy consensus will never be the same. Counterbalance will reckon with what’s next.