Oct 21, 2021 • 1HR 16M

Young and Foolish

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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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Presidential historian and Remnant fan-favorite Tevi Troy returns today for more seriously rank punditry. As you may have noticed, we’re living through a strange moment in which it’s becoming shocking to suggest that saying things people want to hear is an effective political strategy. How did we get here, and how can we prevent our institutions from succumbing to the cult of wokeness? For that matter, how can ordinary Americans resist cancel culture? Should conservatives build alternative institutions? And has Joe Biden replaced Jimmy Carter as history’s greatest monster? 

Show Notes:

- Tevi’s page at National Affairs

- Tevi’s previous Remnant appearance

- Tevi on the Commentary podcast

- The GLoP podcast, for all your pop culture needs

- Tevi: “How to Defend Free Speech”

- Tevi: “Wokeness M.D.”

- Bob Woodward pays tribute to Colin Powell

- Michael Powell on Dorian Abbot’s cancelation

- The Morning Dispatch breaks down the Netflix protests

- The Wednesday G-File

- Bari Weiss on cancel culture

- The latest Dispatch Podcast

- Jonah on policing and slave patrols

- The Remnant with Scott Gottlieb

- Tevi: “Biden’s Legacy is on the Line”