Feb 6, 2021 • 1HR 13M

Malformed Cabezas

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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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Go down the rabbit hole of conservative eggheadiness on this weekend’s Ruminant, where Jonah discusses both the validity of “Trumpism” as an ideological construct as well as how that plays with the idea of conservatism as the “negation of an ideology.” Jonah also explains how we are seeing the ratcheting effect of increased government authority take place in real time, why Chris Stirewalt is the greatest, why right wing populism is the worst, and much more.

Show Notes:

-The Dispatch Podcast with Chris Stirewalt and Jonah

-“Expressio Unius Exclusio Alterius”

-Crisis and Leviathan by Robert Higgs

-Milton Friedman and income tax withholding

-This Friday’s G-File

-Giuliani: My legacy? F*** it!

-Area man loses mind on live television

-Kirk: “Conservatism is the negation of ideology”

-Jordan Peterson: Reject ideology

-Murphy Brown and Dan Quayle

-Erewhon