Sep 18, 2021 • 1HR 22M

Mau-Mauing the Wealth Taxers

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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, an addled and isolated Jonah is haunted by Muppets and their irresistibly catchy songs. He’s also fascinated by the Mark Milley affair, irritated by political figures who disregard the importance of rules, and amused by elites who’ve clearly never read “Radical Chic.” Why are politicians more interested in trolling the opposition than actually doing their jobs? Was the Cigarette Smoking Man really behind the Kennedy assassination? And how many people had to sample poison berries before mankind perfected the art of cooking?

Show Notes:

- The ultimate tweet

- You’re welcome

- Wednesday’s Dispatch Podcast

- Musings of a cigarette smoking man

- Griffin on Milley

- Wednesday’s “news”letter

- The hidden law

- That gala at Anna’s

- It’s unputdownable!

- Inside Tom Wolfe’s apartment, and more… 

- The Remnant with Will Saletan on elite overproduction

- We already tax the rich

- Do CEOs make less than doctors?

- Politico annoys Jennifer Rubin