May 22, 2021 • 1HR 14M

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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 weekend’s Ruminant sees Jonah “feeling particularly Remnant-y,” which means he’s leaned out of the punditry and into the historical eggheadery. That includes the history of the term “Jewish,” (why don’t we just say that someone is “a Jew,” and if you do, why does it sound like a slur?) the history of The Remnant’s title, and more. But at the end of it all, one question remains: Is Jonah a superfluous man?

Show notes:

-      Joe Scarborough was very angry

-      DarkSide is at least somewhat honest

-      Fredo and The Don play footsy

-      Witless ape calls Lou Dobbs

-      Jonah on Guy Benson’s show, about the January 6th commission

-      Jonah talks Marx and antisemitism

-      Wilhelm Marr was yucky (the technical term)

-      Did Hillary Clinton use a Jewish slur? Who even knows?

-      “Isaiah’s Job” by Albert Jay Nock, the origin of The Remnant

-      The “superfluous man”

-      Father Coughlin: anti-Semite, leftist