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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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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.

    Lugubrious Bat-Winged Malcontents

    Lugubrious Bat-Winged Malcontents

    Today’s Ruminant finds Jonah irritated by back pain, enamored with California roller coasters, and concerned for the health of his loyal spaniel (send her your love!). It also features a lengthy exploration of whether China can still be politically liberalized, why the terms and conditions of Trump’s new social media network are so funny, and how executive privilege actually functions. Stick around until the end for updates about new features on The Dispatch, and a preview of upcoming guests.

    Show Notes:

    - The House votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt

    - Advisory Opinions explores January 6

    - Jonah’s brief history of executive privilege

    - Gimme some truth

    - Fresh craziness from J.D. Vance

    - Klon Kitchen on the dangers of China’s missile tests

    - Lipset’s modernization theory

    - Mike Pompeo on Special Report

    - “We welcome stiff competition”

    - Visions of China on The Dispatch Podcast

    - The moral equivalent of war

    - The Friday G-File

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Young and Foolish

    Young and Foolish

    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”

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Shadow Dancing

    Shadow Dancing

    David Drucker, senior political correspondent at the Washington Examiner, joins The Remnant for the first time to discuss the state of the Republican Party post-Trump and what the 2024 election cycle will bring. Why do so many Republicans choose to minimize Trump’s destructive tendencies? What can we expect from Mike Pence, Nikki Haley, and other major players going forward? And will the next presidential candidate redefine the GOP’s image? 

     

    Show Notes:

    -David’s new book, In Trump’s Shadow

    -David’s page at the Washington Examiner

    -David previews his new book in Vanity Fair

    -Nikki Haley and the confederate flag

    -John Eastman’s plan for Pence to overturn the election

    -Peril, by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa

    -Peril on Trump and Pence

    -David: “Mike Pence’s Moment of Truth”

    -Steve Bannon’s war on Mitch McConnell

    -Chris Christie 2024?

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Square Eyes

    Square Eyes

    On today’s Ruminant, a predictably sleep-deprived Jonah is haunted by distant memories of his time in Prague and the alluring restaurants that refused his custom. Thankfully, he’s able to process the pain by embarking on a lengthy rant about democracy, capitalism, and the charming brilliance of Irving Kristol. There’s also a disquisition on the philosophy of hit TV shows and the legacy of The Wire, which will delight Breaking Bad partisans. Tune in to find out if Jonah has adjusted to life as an empty nester, but stick around to see if he can get through the whole episode without mentioning third parties.

    Show Notes:

    - The Remnant with Michael Brendan Dougherty

    - The Wednesday G-File

    - Jonah and Steve Hayes on The Dispatch’s two-year anniversary

    - “Opposing views”

    - Jonah’s love of Breaking Bad

    - Conservatism and The Wire

    - Biden’s living on a prayer

    - Scott Lincicome on America’s ports problem

    - The Morning Dispatch

    - The birth of The Remnant

    - Broken windows

    - James Q. Wilson: “Capitalism and Morality”

    - The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism

    - The Remnant with Graeme Wood

    - Irving Kristol: “When Virtue Loses All Her Loveliness”

    - The Remnant with George Will

    - The Remnant with Megan McCardle

    - The Remnant with Charles Murray

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Mutually Assured Derangement

    Mutually Assured Derangement

    In light of the reaction to his call for anti-Trump conservatives to form a third party, Jonah invites Michael Brendan Dougherty onto The Remnant to discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks of such an approach. Things don’t entirely go as planned, as their conversation swiftly moves beyond that into the broader strangeness of contemporary politics and the conservative movement. With the American people increasingly defecting from the norms of constitutional government, what can be done to prevent our institutions from collapsing?

    Show Notes:

    - Michael’s author page at National Review

    - My Father Left Me Ireland, Michael’s recent book

    - Jonah’s uncontroversial column

    - Michael’s response

    - Charlie Cooke’s response

    - Dan McLaughlin’s response

    - The Wednesday G-File

    - Trump urges Republicans not to vote 

    - Bill Kristol: “What About Joe?”

    - The Remnant with George Will

    - Remember the Obamacons?

    - Yuval Levin on nationalism and exceptionalism

    - Stalin’s War, by Sean McMeekin

    - Macron’s plan to reindustrialize France

    - Ross Douthat: “How Conservatives Can Reshape Education”

    - Charlie Kirk at his worst

    - Joe Rogan debates Sanjay Gupta

    - The Merrick Garland letter

    - The National School Boards Association letter

    - The Daily Signal’s bathroom story

    - The latest Dispatch Podcast

    - Norse mythology

    - David Harsanyi debates Sohrab Ahmari

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Money Talks

    Money Talks

    Dust off your calculators, because beloved economic policy wonk Brian Riedl is back on The Remnant to discuss everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the federal budget, spending, taxes, and deficits. He also touches on the right’s curious lurch toward industrial policy and common good capitalism, and why conservatives and progressives alike can’t resist the prospect of a free lunch. Is the Laffer Curve a force for evil? How progressive is the U.S. tax code? And why is Joe Biden so determined to outspend Mack the Knife? 

     

    Show Notes:

    -Brian’s page at the Manhattan Institute

    -Brian’s previous Remnant appearance

    -Brian’s latest chart book

    -Simpson-Bowles and the art of budget negotiations

    -Brian in The Dispatch on taxing the rich

    -How does the U.S. tax code compare with other countries?

    -The great Nordic myth

    -Jack Kemp and tax reform

    -Al Gore and class warfare

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    • 1 hr 6 min

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*Millenial Listener* Jonah Goldberg's honest and balanced assesment of the political landscape and incorporation of political philosophy distinguishes him as a vestige of intellectual pundits. I appreciate his humor and find his discussions and guests very enlightening. I began listening Jonah when I was questioning my political stances, but he solidifies me as a millenial conservative by appealing to my thirst for logic and reason. Thanks Jonah and keep up the great work!

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I wish there had been content of this quality available when I was an undergraduate studying Political Science. You don't have to agree with the host and his guests to learn from them.

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I don’t always agree with Jonah, but think he’s very thoughtful and interesting

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