Jun 15, 2021 • 1HR 12M

On Things Hebraic

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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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Recorded in anticipation of the change of government that Israel has undergone, Jonah brought back one of his oldest friends Tevi Troy, now a fresh face at the Bipartisan Policy Center. The pair discusses the differences between our chaos-filled presidential system and Israel’s chaos-filled parliamentary system, Bibi Netanyahu’s legacy, and why, in a world filled with limitless technological delights, Hollywood’s blockbuster movies are just so bad.

Show Notes:

-Tevi’s new gig

-How do different democracies pick their head of state/government?

-“Jimmy’s my Jewish friend”

-Tevi describes what to expect from a Democratic White House’s relationship with Israel

-New coalition government ousts Netanyahu

-Recent antisemitic attacks look like images from Europe, not America

-Bari Weiss’ book, How to Fight Anti-Semitism

-Jonah on structural antisemitism

-Tevi’s case for optimism

-The Fish of Monte Cristo

-Tevi’s book, Shall We Wake the President?