Apr 17, 2021 • 1HR 6M

Alcohol-Free Ruminations

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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 refreshingly (or regrettably, depending on your perspective) sober Ruminant finds Jonah surrounded by boxes of books so nerdy that even Goodwill won’t take them. Preoccupied with thoughts on the strange state of the right, and the equally strange state of Joe Biden, he swiftly reaches levels of wonkiness so high that they could cure sleep deprivation. What’s the matter with the Claremont Institute? Will the oft-discussed “Liberal Fascism Revisited” piece ever be completed? And what new euphemism for a mild hangover will soon be sweeping the nation?

Show Notes:

- Jonah’s pre-coffee reproval of Ryan Williams

- The Wednesday G-File

- J.D. Vance’s Democrat-esque response to David French

- The decline of the Lincoln Fellowship

- The week’s first Remnant with Andy Smarick

- The week’s second Remnant with Mike Gallagher, which must be heard to be believed

- Horseshoe theory

- Last Friday’s G-File

- Jerry Nadler: “We are not packing the Supreme Court, we are unpacking it.”

- The Decadent Society, by Ross Douthat

- Biden wears a mask alone in Arlington National Cemetery

- Jonah: “Biden Puts Feelings Over Facts in Afghanistan Withdrawal”

- The Rectification of Names