Jun 5, 2020 • 1HR 23M

The Grand Prize Vin-ner

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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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In this crazy time we’re living in, what’s the most accurate historical parallel? 1968? The 1420s? UMass Boston historian and all-around smart dude Vincent Cannato returns to the show for the second time to remind us of the scary-but-true reality: we are actually living in an unprecedented era. As the ancient faux-Chinese curse says, “May you live in interesting times.”

Show Notes:

-Vin’s books

-Just in case you’d like to get admitted to the Vatican archives

-Blue check-mark Twitter in an uproar over a Tom Cotton op-ed

-Jonah’s review of A Return to Modesty

-The Power Broker by Robert Caro

-The Confucius Institute, quite literally on the dole of their Chinese paymasters

-If you have a subscription, read the wonderfully-named Francois Furstenburg in the Chronicle

-Is Bill Barr right that history is written by the winners?

-Ronald Radosh’s Prophets on the Right

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