Empathizing Past the Graveyard

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This weekend’s Ruminant sees Jonah starting off in some classic Remnant Bingo™, but peppered in with a healthy dose of interesting new information on those topics – in this case, anti-Enlightenment nationalism, and the establishment of fair rules under classically liberal societies. This comes along in addition to a rundown of the ham-fisted efforts by many outlets to pretend that “originalism” is actually something much more radical and antediluvian than it really is. Then, Jonah moves on to a topic that our culture could desperately use some clarification on: “Justice” and “social justice” are two different things – and “bending the will of every institution towards social justice … is how you end up with a kind of soft totalitarianism.” And, in this particularly relaxed-fit episode, we even get some rank punditry on the tail end on subjects like the censored New York Post story and much more.

Show Notes:

-Get your tickets now to The Dispatch’s “What’s Next” event

-The most recent G-File

-Against Empathy by Paul Bloom

-Mazie Hirono being weird

-Making fun of originalism to own the cons

-Rod Dreher’s new book, Live Not by Lies

-Rod responds to his Morning Joe appearance

-The Post story in question

-ExpressVPN.com/Remnant to get three months free off of a year-long plan

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Episode 250 · 1 month ago

Yodeling Trash from New Guinea

Who actually believes the media anymore? Can you really call yourself a liberal if you’re also a socialist? And what dog species does Zoë hate with a burning passion? It’s the weekend, and you know what that means: These questions and many more will be answered on this edition of Jonah’s Ruminant.

Show Notes:

-“Fiery, but mostly peaceful”

-The New Guinea Singing Dog

-Iain Murray’s The Socialist Temptation

-What… is Debbie Wasserman Schultz doing with her life nowadays?

-The always-lovely NYT Op-ed page: “Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police.”

-The Conspiracy of Equals

-DrinkHydrant.com/Dingo for 25% off your first order

-Ancestry.com/Remnant to discover your family’s story

Episode 249 · 1 month ago

Surfin’ UAE

In the words of a famed conservative activist, “When they go low, we go high.” That’s what we’re doing today on The Remnant by getting out of the muck of American domestic politics and having a conversation with veteran guest Kenneth Pollack on the intricacies of the Israel-UAE deal instead. What does this mean for the region, and what are the historical corollaries (Hint: It might be on your Remnant Bingo card)?

Show Notes:

-Ken’s piece for Foreign Policy

-Iran’s weapon facilities keep exploding

-The 1907 Anglo-Russian Convention

-Make Vienna Great Again

-1979’s mosque seizure in Mecca

-LiquidIV.com promo code DINGO for 25% off

Episode 248 · 2 months ago

Coalitionally Speaking

A solo Jonah returns, surrounded by cold beverages, to finish up his thoughts from last time about the final day of the RNC. He then moves on to the tactics of political grandstanding, the autocephalous (uh, Google it) nature of the activist left, and the importance of identifying the correct microclimate of the Loch Ness Monster.

Show Notes:

-Yuval’s latest Remnant appearance 

-Tom Cotton, sending mixed messages about America First 

-Harassing diners in Adams Morgan 

-“Vegetable rights and peace!” 

-Is the Loch Ness Monster a swamp-dweller?