Oct 16, 2021 • 1HR 21M

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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