Jun 23 • 1HR 8M

Think of the Children

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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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With Jonah back from the harsh wilds of Alaska, Commentary’s Christine Rosen makes her long-awaited Remnant return. The duo explores the harmful effects of social media on young people, how pornography should be regulated, and what’s led to the rapid spread of transgender ideology. Why has trauma become a political tool? How can epigenetics explain political problems? And will this episode officially bring an end to Jonah’s friendship with John Podhoretz?

Show Notes:

- Christine’s page at Commentary

- The Commentary podcast

- The Remnant (hosted by Jonah’s vocal doppelganger) with Josh Kraushaar

- Christine: “Ban Kids From Social Media”

- Christine: “The Mainstream Media Damaged our Children”

- Jonah and Nick Schulz: “Gated or X-Rated?”

- Christine: “How Trauma Became a Political Tool”

- Jonah: “Who’s Oppressing Whom?”

- The Remnant with Jonathan Rauch

- The Fair Jessica: “Ms. Myths”