Jan 29, 2021 • 1HR 4M

The ‘Not Crazy’ Party

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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Will Saletan of Slate returns to discuss the looming possibility of a political conflict between the Biden administration and the public sector teachers’ unions who nominally support him, the ways in which the pandemic has shifted labor back into the private sphere of the American household, why both parties should be aiming to present themselves as “the ‘not crazy’ party” (and why they both seem to be doing the opposite), and much more. Will also provides a useful thought experiment as to whether or not one is engaging in hypocrisy in political discussions: “Always try to ask, ‘Am I doing the same thing I’m accusing others of?’”

Show Notes:

-Will’s page at Slate

-Will: “The Enemy isn’t Republicans. It’s Liars.”

-Biden now wants 1.5 million vaccinations a day

-Student suicides in Las Vegas

-Will with Charlie Sykes on The Bulwark podcast

-Jonah: “The Center is a Lonely Place to Be”

-Will: “Trump is the GOP’s warlord”

-Lucifer: “The very first radical”

-Tucker Carlson goes to bat for QAnon

-Newsweek edits 2015 story to conform to new attack on Tom Cotton

-Burke and the impeachment of Warren Hastings

-Jonah and Tom Friedman: BFFs

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