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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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Does our culture need to become more nationalistic? What about reorienting our society towards “the highest Good,” as defined by your religion of choice? Stephanie Slade, managing editor at Reason, doesn’t think so, but she brings a unique perspective that many other libertarians don’t: she’s also a practicing Catholic. In this episode, Stephanie explains how she balances these two commitments that, on the surface, seem at odds with one another. Jonah also picks a fight with her about drug ads on primetime television.


Show Notes:

-Stephanie’s piece for Reason on nationalism

-Stephanie’s piece on balancing her Catholicism and libertarianism

-Stephanie on the Roman Circus podcast

-The peak of the French-Ahmari Wars

-The Free State Project

-Free will in the Catechism

-Randolph Bourne on the “Health of the State”

-Jonah on Nick Gillespie’s Reason Interview

-Bellamy’s Children

-Daniel Burns on liberal practice versus liberal theory

-Yoram Hazony’s beef with classical liberalism

-Trump calling himself a nationalist

-Beer: just as important as the Epic of Gilgamesh

-Earnest.com/dingo

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