Conspiracies All the Way Down

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On this weekend’s Ruminant, Jonah asks why we have to make American politics even more difficult than they already are. Why is it that, in an election that reveals Americans’ contested preferences so obviously, that we have to continue to turn up the heat by piling on additional conspiracy theories about the rigging of the election? Maybe, as Jonah thinks, this simply reveals a series of “deeply unpatriotic commitments” among our political and commentariat classes. He makes his way to greener pastures by talking about our glorious canine companions, and by addressing some of the supposedly highfalutin concerns of those on the right looking to out-think the market in our populist moment.

Show Notes:

-Get tickets to The Dispatch’s event, “What’s Next: Election 2020 and Beyond”

-Chris Stirewalt, rightfully serene as always

-Gingrich: "You Are Watching An Effort To Steal The Presidency Of The United States"

- The Remnant with Razib

-The Remnant with Jim Geraghty

-Hayek’s “The Use of Knowledge in Society”

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