May 21, 2021 • 1HR 24M

A Labor of Love

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In “The Remnant," Jonah Goldberg, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, syndicated columnist, best-selling author, and AEI/NRI Fellow enlists a “Cannonball Run”-style cast of stars, has-beens, and never-weres to address the most pressing issues of the day and of all-time. Is Western Civilization doomed? Is nationalism the wave of the future? Is the Pope Catholic? Will they ever find a new place to put cheese on a pizza? Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Who is hotter: Ginger or Mary-Ann? Was Plato really endorsing the Republic as the ideal state? Mixing history, pop culture, rank-punditry, political philosophy, and, at times, shameless book-plugging, Goldberg and guests will have the kinds of conversations we wish they had on cable-TV shout shows. And the nudity will (almost) always be tasteful.
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Today’s Remnant combines features of both a weekend Ruminant and a “supplemental” episode, like the program’s recent incursion into social Darwinism. Jonah begins with further ruminations from his Wednesday “news”letter, replete with the observations that certain opponents of Israel veer into weirdly anti-Semitic territory when given the opportunity. Speaking of anti-Semites: Marx! After the rumination, Jonah reads from a great Commentary piece on the anti-capitalist tendencies of medieval antisemitism, and how such sentiments then transition into a more modern communistic ideology that nonetheless retained the suspicion of Jews, usury, and labor economics.

Show notes:

-      The Wednesday “news”letter on antisemitism

-      Hamas’ Iron Dome: “Don’t Fire Rockets at Israel”

-      Baseball, fatherhood, and racial disparity

-      AOC seeks to block arms sales to Israel

-      “If only the Czar knew!”

-      Jonah in Commentary on Marx, Jews, and capital

-      Jerry Muller’s response to Jonah

-      Martin Luther’s “yikes”-inducing treatise

-     Game of Thrones and the labor theory of value

-      The “Middleman minority”

-      Marx’s vampire

-      “The Political Economy of the Dead” by Mark Neocleous

-      Again, “frazzledrip.” *sigh*

-      Jerry Muller’s The Mind and the Market