The Gist: Reihan Salam on social conservatism and Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.

To Strangle a Flamingo and Other Rejected Harper Lee Titles, From The Gist

To Strangle a Flamingo and Other Rejected Harper Lee Titles, From The Gist

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
July 16 2015 6:55 PM

To Strangle a Flamingo

In today’s Spiel, Mike reveals this and other rejected Harper Lee titles.

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“Harper Lee’s original novel wasn't unflawless, but it was uncomplicated.” - Mike Pesca on The Gist

Cover Art from Go Set a Watchman

Listen to Episode 299 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, one question with Frank Deford.  Then, are the core issues of traditional social conservatism on the wane? Slate’s Reihan Salam explains why some Republicans may change their focus from gay marriage to the economy, and some won’t. Plus, is there any good mechanism for fighting drug cartels? We ask Vanda Felbab-Brown from the Brookings Institution what the escape of El Chapo tells us about U.S./Mexico relations. For the Spiel, Mike’s reaction to the uproar over Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.