Apr 23 • 1HR 7M

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Jonah Goldberg
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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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On today’s Ruminant, Jonah serves up a typically eclectic potpourri of rank punditry and historical nerdery. After exploring how, in almost literary fashion, Kevin McCarthy’s hidden normalcy has proved to be his undoing, Jonah turns to the origins of socialism, and what the Soviet approach to collectivism can tell us about Putin’s ambitions for Russia today. He also shares his thoughts on Florida’s Disney kerfuffle, modern architecture, and what we can expect from the upcoming midterms. 

Show Notes:

- The Remnant with Thomas Chatterton Williams

- Kevin McCarthy’s political malpractice

- Jonah: “Karl Marx’s Jew-Hating Conspiracy Theory”

- The Remnant on Marx and antisemitism

- The Remnant with Klon Kitchen

- Elizabeth Warren’s midterm proposal

- Jonah: “More Sandwiches, Less Kale Foam”

- Ruy Texiera: “Eyes Wide Shut”

- Charlie Cooke: “Ron DeSantis’s Misguided Attack on Disney’s Legal Status”