Dec 16, 2021 • 1HR 15M

Bad Medicine

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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.
Episode details

Sally Satel, a psychiatrist and lecturer at Yale, makes a long-awaited return to the Remnant to discuss the influence of woke culture on medical science. In our woke moment, Sally argues, doctors are at the mercy of “indoctrinologists” who want them to become more concerned with social activism than healing the sick. What’s driving this trend, and should we fear for the future of science? Furthermore, how has psychotherapy changed over the years? What can be done to address the opioid epidemic? And will people only get crazier as the COVID-19 pandemic refuses to end?

Show Notes:

- Sally’s page at AEI

- Sally’s previous Remnant appearance

- Sally: “What is Happening to My Profession?”

- Sally: “Taking on the Scourge of Opioids”

- Critical race theory and medicine

- The cardiologist suing the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

- False advertising

- Political religions

- Barry Goldwater’s mental fitness

- Jonah: “Fear and Loathing in the Time of COVID”

- The Remnant with Paul Bloom

- John Tooby on coalitional instincts

- How the Mind Works, by Steven Pinker