Jul 14 • 1HR 28M

What’s in a Nation?

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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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Paul Miller, Georgetown professor and regular contributor to The Dispatch, returns to The Remnant to discuss his new book, The Religion of American Greatness: What’s Wrong with Christian Nationalism. In formidably highfalutin fashion, he and Jonah explore what drives mankind’s nationalistic impulse, why Christianity and nationalism have historically been intertwined in America, and what should hold our country together beyond the creed outlined in the Declaration of Independence. Stick around to hear Paul turn the tables on Jonah and ask him a few questions about the legacy of Suicide of the West.

Show Notes:

- Paul’s page at The Dispatch

- Paul’s new book, The Religion of American Greatness

- Paul’s appearance on Dispatch Live

- Jonah: “The Dangers of Unchecked Nationalism”

- Chris Hedges’ American Fascists

- Arlie Russell Hochschild’s Strangers in Their Own Land

- Rich Lowry’s The Case for Nationalism

- Michael Burleigh’s The Third Reich

- Yuval Levin’s The Great Debate

- The Remnant with Charles C.W. Cooke

- David Bell’s The Cult of the Nation in France