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On today’s Ruminant, Jonah discusses everything from obscure existentialist philosophy to the realism of zombie TV. Rank punditry is first on the docket, as Jonah examines Biden’s poor handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal and Republican efforts to whitewash the events of January 6. Afterward, Jonah defends his recent comments about Tucker Carlson and explores the world’s progress on vaccinations. Is Western civilization buckling under the weight of liberal guilt? Should America be the world’s policeman? And will Ramesh Ponnuru ever persuade Jonah to change his mind about the death penalty?

Show Notes:

- Biden brings the Afghanistan withdrawal date forward

- The New York Times’ devastating January 6 video 

- The latest Dispatch Podcast

- Jonah’s debate with Joshua Tait

- Jonah’s final word on critical race theory

- The week’s second Remnant with Will Saletan

- “I’m not getting anything…” 

- Jonah’s Tucker tweet, which caused no controversy

- Trouble in Tokyo

- Republican craziness over Biden’s push to “knock on doors”