Jun 30 • 1HR 32M

The Fierce Arrogance of Now

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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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Megan McArdle is back on the Remnant to explore the Dobbs decision, the culture war over sex and gender, and America’s rising crime. Dingos and the innocence of childhood are also discussed, though you’ll have to tune in to see whether Jonah is willing to divulge more information about his youthful exploits as a supernumerary actor. How should the legislative and judicial branches balance their responsibilities? What does the future hold for the transgender movement? And what would Megan’s criminal justice reform agenda look like?

Show Notes:

- Megan’s page at the Washington Post

- The Remnant with Jay Nordlinger

- Jonah: “How Dobbs Might Shape the Future of Conservatism in Unexpected Ways”

- GLoP: “Occasionally Masculine”

- Megan: “The Left is Counting on an Abortion Backlash That May Never Come”

- Megan: “Don’t Forget the Other Women in the Pool”

- Megan: “A Better Way for Democrats to Talk About Rising Crime”

- Bill James’ Popular Crime

- Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

- This week’s Dispatch Live