Sep 2, 2021 • 1HR 17M

The Worst is Yet to Come

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Graeme Wood, staff writer for The Atlantic, joins The Remnant for the first time to discuss the future of the Taliban, the psychology of extremists, and why, depressingly, America’s political situation may only get crazier. For the sake of levity, Jonah is also sure to ask about Graeme’s experiences hitchhiking across Afghanistan and bootlegging liquor in Iraq, as well as the quirks of being bilingual. Tune in additionally for an update on Jonah’s book collection, but stick around for your periodical reminder not to immanentize the eschaton.

Show Notes:

- Graeme’s author page at The Atlantic

- Graeme on the future of ISIS

- Graeme on understanding the Taliban

- The overrepresentation of converts among jihadists

- Evangelicals who don’t go to church

- Eric Voegelin’s New Science of Politics

- Is the Muslim world ignoring the plight of the Uyghurs?

- Graeme’s profile of Peter Turchin

- The great man theory of history