Apr 22, 2020 • 1HR 44M

Cannato’s Way

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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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This episode goes in The Remnant Hall of Fame for a few reasons: it’s both one of the longest episodes we’ve ever done, with one of the New Yorkiest guests we’ve ever had. Vincent Cannato, professor of history at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, proves his New York credentials not just with stories of mayors from years past, but with the most authentic pronunciation of “Giuliani” you’ll ever hear. Stick around for Jonah and Vin reminiscing about AEI, Irving Kristol, and the least impressive Honda Civic in human history.


Show Notes:

-Live GLoP 2: Daydrinking Boogaloo - stay tuned for updates

-Vin’s book on Mayor John Lindsay, The Ungovernable City

-Lindsay’s, uh, “relations” with Florence Henderson

-An archive of Lifebuoy Soap’s 1918 ads

-Cuomo’s story about “wop”

-Dunn and Shields’ book about conservative professors

-More Kyle Harper on Gnosticism

-Idea-laundering in academia

-John Miller’s article on the slow death of military history

-Ben Wattenberg’s book on who the average American really was in the 70s

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