Mar 9, 2021 • 54M

A More Perfect Union

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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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On today’s show, Jonah speaks to Manhattan Institute fellow and CCNY professor Daniel DiSalvo (an expert on public-sector unions and their history) to find out how the sausage really gets made in the intra-organizational politics of these public-sector unions, and how their influence is often the result of “the breakdown of machine politics – especially within the Democratic Party – in big cities.”

Show Notes:

-      Dan’s page at the Manhattan Institute

-      “The Trouble with Police Unions”

-      Dan’s latest book, Government Against Itself

-      The first work on the “New Class,” by Milovan Djilas

-      Maya Wiley back by the SEIU in NYC

-      DeBlasio was also endorsed by SEIU

-      Terry Moe’s book on teachers unions

-      New York teachers’ all-expenses-paid “rubber rooms”

-      The OG happy warrior