Apr 1, 2021 • 1HR 33M

Without a Shadi of a Doubt

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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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On today’s episode, first-time guest of The Remnant, Shadi Hamid joins Jonah for a comprehensive discussion on religion, identity, and the bizarre wokespeak favored by Twitter’s blue checkmark crowd. Have wokeism and ethno-nationalism superseded religion on the left and right respectively? Are Islam and classical liberalism compatible? And, crucially, can Jonah contain the annoyance that consumes him at the mere mention of Adrian Vermeule? 

Show Notes:

- Shadi Hamid - Brookings Institution

- Shadi: “America Without God”

- Shadi’s podcast, Wisdom of Crowds

- They’re always eating candy at Brookings…

- Jonathan Haidt on moral psychology and religion

- Shadi on the “Church of Woke”

- Jonah: “The Definition of Dogma”

- Trump’s improved Muslim support in 2020

- Just 3% of Hispanics use Latinx

- 25% of black Democrats identify as conservative

- Shadi’s latest book, Islamic Exceptionalism

- Catholics vs. Libertarians in the 1960s

- Muslim views on morality

- Reopening Muslim Minds, by Mustafa Akyol

- Why Liberalism Failed, by Patrick Deneen