Nov 13, 2021 • 1HR 7M

The Loudest Minority

Jonah Goldberg
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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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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