Nov 13, 2021 • 1HR 7M

The Loudest Minority

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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.
Episode details

On today’s Ruminant, Jonah is back in good health and high spirits, so much so that he can’t resist boasting about a meeting he enjoyed this week with former President Bush. He’s also concerned about the prospect of a second Trump presidency, intrigued by the debate over whether America was right to bomb Hiroshima, and fixated on George Will’s idea that history is shaped by “small, compact, idea-driven minorities.” Members of the ambivalent right will find much to appreciate.

Show Notes:

- The Remnant with George Will

- Jonah on elites and Pareto distribution

- The Remnant with Steve Teles

- Shor thing

- The Remnant with Jay Cost

- The Remnant with Brian Riedl

- Frankenstein revisited

- American prohibition, colorized

- Pew’s political typology test

- Nikole Hannah-Jones on Hiroshima

- Dan McLaughlin on the Meuse-Argonne Offensive

- Trump sours on DeSantis

- The Remnant with David Drucker

- Cognitive limitations