Aug 11, 2021 • 1HR 31M

Embracing the Chaos

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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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Case Western University professor Jonathan Adler brings his fluency in legalese to The Remnant today for a conversation that would make Milton Hershey proud. In freewheeling fashion, he and Jonah explore the constitutional implications of the eviction moratorium, whether The Suicide Squad is worth watching, and how mitigating the threat of climate change through nuclear power won’t produce an abundance of three-eyed fish. Stick around for a thorough discussion of the principles on which the conservative movement should be based, which causes Jonah and Jonathan to rapidly age into a pair of ornery octogenarians.

Show Notes:

-Jonathan’s first Remnant appearance

-Jonathan’s unique take on the peanut butter cup

-Laurence Tribe defends the eviction moratorium

-“A rare act of presidential civil disobedience”

-Is the Supreme Court the Guardian of the Constitution? by Robert A. Licht

-The Constitution in Congress, by David P. Currie

-The latest IPCC report

-“I didn’t get rich by writing a lot of checks”

-Hankering for Hungary 

-Kevin Williamson on what’s rotten in Denmark

-“The Salazar Option”

-Jonathan and Henry Olsen debate fusionism