Nov 18, 2021 • 1HR 30M

Up From Nationalism

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In preparation for Thanksgiving, Jonah invites the latest gold jacket-wearer Will Saletan back on The Remnant to consider what, if anything, is so uniquely great about America. Their conversation quickly develops into a discussion of nationalism, universal principles, and whether America is simply an idea, with a generous amount of rank punditry mixed in for good measure. Is the COVID-19 pandemic over? What does the Virginia result mean for both parties? And can Biden’s presidency recover after a disastrous few months?

Show Notes:

- Will’s page at Slate

- Will’s previous Remnant appearance

- Paxlovid Americana

- Will on critical race theory and the Virginia result

- Jonah: “What Inflation and CRT Have in Common”

- Rich Lowry: “Don’t Rewrite Mark Twain”

- Paul Gosar gets censured

- Jonah: “Mugged By Fallacy”

- Seymour Martin Lipset on American exceptionalism

- Jonah’s fondness for Thanksgiving