May 19, 2021 • 1HR 29M

Visions of China

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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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Jim Geraghty, National Review’s esteemed purveyor of punditry and “Morning Jolt” mastermind, joins Jonah today to become the Remnant’s first 11-time visitor (his very own Episode 11, if you will…). The pair explore the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, including recent rumblings that the virus might have originated in a Wuhan lab after all, before examining the Republican Party post-Cheney and ongoing confusion over masks. Should bats be anally swabbed? Are beets toxic? And will the Irish and English ever get along? Listen closely to hear these vital questions answered.

Show Notes:

-Jim’s page at National Review

-An eerily prescient pandemic piece from 2017

-Jim: “The Taboo on the COVID Lab-Leak Theory Lifts”

-That time a fire at a Russian lab released smallpox

-Jim: “The Wuhan Lab-Leak Hypothesis Goes Mainstream”

-Last week’s first Remnant with Klon Kitchen

-Last week’s second Remnant with Niall Ferguson

-Jim: “No, Really, Why Is Joe Biden Wearing His Mask Around Other Vaccinated People?”

-Bush declares “Mission Accomplished”

-Biden’s private, ego-boosting meeting with historians

-The National Review editors discuss Liz Cheney

-Jim clarifies his Liz Cheney position