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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