Jun 3, 2020 • 1HR 6M

I Don’t Have Courage, I Have Tenure.

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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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How does liberty die? According to Padmé, with thunderous applause. According to The New York Times, with an ill-timed op-ed ghostwritten by Putin. And according to John Pitney, professor of American politics at Claremont McKenna, maybe with Trump? John joins the show to play Remnant bingo, but also to make the case that Trump’s oft-praised abrasiveness isn’t actually very American — and that his behavior usually stifles liberty instead of promoting it.


Show Notes:

-Pitney’s book, Un-American: The Fake Patriotism of Donald J. Trump

-Pitney's piece on Obama and Trump

-Richard Weaver, Ideas have Consequences

-The Federalist Papers, free and online

-So this is how liberty dies

-P.J. O’Rourke talks about Hillary

-Trump wants to protect Article XII

-Claremont’s 10 years in review

-Pitney’s book After Reagan: Bush, Dukakis, and the 1988 Election

-'We're dying at the box office,' Schwarzenegger tells GOP

-East/West coast Straussians feuds

-Pitney being interviewed about expanding the House

-Elaine Kamarck talking about her role as a superdelegate

-Vladimir Putin’s uh, op-ed in the Times?

-Jonah’s appearance with Andrew Klavan

-TommyJohn.com/remnant for 25% off site wide

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