Mar 23, 2021 • 1HR 26M

The Tevi Cut

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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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Tevi Troy—presidential historian and all-around smart person—joins the program to talk about the mechanics of cancel culture, and what might be done to prevent it from taking hold in the future. Key to Tevi’s point is that “cancel culture is actually a distinct phenomenon from political correctness, which everyone largely disliked in the ‘90s.” They also talk about the larger culture of censorship in America before moving into the most vitally important topics of our time: Marvel vs. DC, in both their cinematic and comic book forms (Reminder: Sonny Bunch is always right), and the Snyder Cut—including methods for getting through the whole thing without falling asleep.

Show Notes:

-Tevi’s page at National Affairs

-Biden’s July 4 speech

-Jonah: “The Treason of the Epidemiologists”

-Lindsey J. Leininger and Harold Pollack: “We’re public health experts. We need to do a better job of talking to conservatives.”

-Tevi: “Presidents and Public Health Crises”

-Jake Sullivan and Anthony Blinken’s China summit

-Tevi: “How to Defend Free Speech”

-David Brooks: “Freakish Thinking”

-Kindly Inquisitors, by Jonathan Rausch

-Barbara Jordan’s 1992 DNC speech

-Irving Kristol: “Pornography, Obscenity and the Case for Censorship”

-Tevi: “The Fanny Hill Phenomenon”

-The Coddling of the American Mind, by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff

-Bari Weiss interviews Jonathan Haidt

-Jonah and Bing West laugh at Tevi

-Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump, by Tevi

-Sonny Bunch reviews Zack Snyder’s Justice League