Aug 30, 2021 • 1HR 1M

Turn and Face the Strange

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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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In the last few years, the conservative movement has gone through a number of obvious changes. But Jonah believes he’s stayed consistent in his views, and uses today’s Ruminant to explain why. He also touches on the end of Biden’s eviction moratorium, the legacy of the “intellectual dark web,” and how hyperpolarization is rotting peoples’ brains. Tune in to hear Jonah’s final thoughts on the Afghanistan tragedy, but stick around to see if he can refrain from giggling at Sidney Powell’s potential disbarment.

Show Notes:

- The Dispatch’s Afghanistan editorial

- The Dispatch Podcast on the Afghanistan evacuation

- The Economist on Afghanistan’s consequences

- Supreme Court ends Biden’s eviction moratorium

- Robert Reich, Jonah’s BFF

- “Right-wing extremists”

- The sweet taste of vaccines

- Just deserts

- “Leave the rest to me”

- Penetrating analysis from Bret Weinstein

- Jonah on the “intellectual dark web”

- Last week’s ranty-yet-sentimental Ruminant

- “Our people hate the right people”

- The Remnant with Charlie Cooke

- The Wednesday G-File