May 16, 2020 • 1HR 4M

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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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Jonah’s back for another roundup of the week, where he takes on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, R. R. Reno, Napoleon - that’s right, Napoleon - and many more. In addition to addressing current events, he also discusses the necessity of the right to police its own side, and how old-school leftists ruined the word “ideology” for the rest of us.


Show Notes:

-Jonah’s spat with AOC

-Suicide of the West (now out in paperback!)

-Jonathan V. Last, one of the early-on disparagers of R. R. Reno, on an old Remnant

-A Man for All Seasons: “Would you give the devil the benefit of the law?”

-The (underrated) Tyranny of Cliches

-The edition of What is Conservatism? Foreword by Jonah

-The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America

-DrinkHydrant.com/dingo for 25% off your first order

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