But First, Cut the Green Wire

  
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Watch Your Language

  
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Jonah has long awaited the chance to have Columbia University linguist John McWhorter on the show, and now he’s finally here. In a particularly un-rank episode of The Remnant, Jonah asks John about the shifting nature of language, and if it’s really a good thing that usage shifts so rapidly (e.g. “literally”). Also, what grammar police campaigns have been successful in preserving grammatical order, and where have they failed?

Show Notes:

-John’s many, many books

-John’s podcast, Lexicon Valley

-Jonah’s piece on Biden’s use of “literally”

-Once more, Paul Bloom’s Just Babies

-DrinkHydrant.com, use promo code “dingo” for 25% off your first order

Lil’ Jacobins

  
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History in the Making

  
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It’s the weekend, therefore it’s time for another Ruminant. This time, it’s a monologue in which Jonah truly realizes how Remnant-y he’s really become. In his own words, “the point of conservatism is not to get the Republican Party elected.” In short, this is a “down with majoritarianism, up with principles” kind of episode.

Show Notes:

-This week's G-File

-Wednesday's "news"letter

-Suicide of the West (now out in paperback!)

-The non-scandal of Tina Fey and Jimmy Kimmel

-Steve Teles (Robert Saldin): Never Trump: The Revolt of the Conservative Elites

-Patrick Deneen’s piece for American Compass

-Hofstadter’s book on social Darwinism

-Herbert Spencer and his infamous phrase

-“The Fourteenth Amendment does not enact Mr. Herbert Spencer’s Social Statics.”

-Leonard’s “Origins of the myths of social Darwinism”

-The Pilgrim’s Progress

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