Jun 27, 2020 • 1HR 6M

History in the Making

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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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It’s the weekend, therefore it’s time for another Ruminant. This time, it’s a monologue in which Jonah truly realizes how Remnant-y he’s really become. In his own words, “the point of conservatism is not to get the Republican Party elected.” In short, this is a “down with majoritarianism, up with principles” kind of episode.

Show Notes:

-This week's G-File

-Wednesday's "news"letter

-Suicide of the West (now out in paperback!)

-The non-scandal of Tina Fey and Jimmy Kimmel

-Steve Teles (Robert Saldin): Never Trump: The Revolt of the Conservative Elites

-Patrick Deneen’s piece for American Compass

-Hofstadter’s book on social Darwinism

-Herbert Spencer and his infamous phrase

-“The Fourteenth Amendment does not enact Mr. Herbert Spencer’s Social Statics.”

-Leonard’s “Origins of the myths of social Darwinism”

-The Pilgrim’s Progress

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