Feb 27, 2020 • 1HR 4M

Whittington’s Wisdom

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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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Princeton Professor Keith Whittington is so sharp that he gives you paper cuts when you shake his hand. That’s why we had him on - to walk all of us mere mortals through the complex history of judicial review as outlined in his book, Repugnant Laws. Keith brought a mix of history, current events, rank punditry and more to this podcast!

Show Notes:

-Keith’s book, Repugnant Laws

-The history of the “8 glasses of water a day” myth

-Keith’s last book, Speak Freely

-Oliver Wendell Holmes’ opinion for Buck V. Bell

-The scary reality of self-censorship at universities

-Temperance-era protests at Berkeley over family serving beer to firefighters, God forbid

-Remnant 146 with Adam White

-Keith’s WaPo piece on Dershowitz’s impeachment argument

-Remnant 174 with Josh Kraushaar

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