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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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To distinguish The Remnant’s 400th episode, Jonah thought it would be refreshing to bring on a guest renowned among fans for his cheerfulness: Kevin Williamson, National Review’s roving correspondent. Together, they take an extra long, extra nerdy voyage through the morass that is modern American politics to determine whether the end times will really be as awesome as Kevin predicted several years ago. Why are young men so dispossessed? Is there any harm in grifting to earn a living? And will January 6 be remembered for presaging the death of American democracy? It’s a conversation that covers everything from cattle trading to Satan’s balls, and we’re grateful to you all for listening. 

Show Notes:

- Kevin’s previous Remnant appearance

- Kevin on the never-ending coup

- John Eastman’s plan to overturn the election

- Jonah: “This Was Always the Plan”

- Jim Glassman on Hillary’s cows

- Make bureaucracy great again

- Sidney Powell’s latest insanity

- Kevin’s time among the flat-earthers

- The decline in male college enrollment

- Twilight of Democracy, by Anne Applebaum

- The Smallest Minority, Kevin’s defense of the individual

- Charles C.W. Cooke: “Roe is the Problem”

- Kevin on Texas’ “heartbeat bill”

- Mad Dogs and Englishmen on the Met gala

- Kevin’s spat with Dan Bongino

- Kevin’s latest book, still in the running for “Greatest Subtitle Ever,” Big White Ghetto: Dead Broke, Stone-Cold Stupid, and High on Rage in the Dank Woolly Wilds of the “Real America”