A Pundit’s Progress

Ross Douthat takes his place in the Remnant five-timers club today, joining Jonah for a discussion of (what else?) the dysfunctional state of American politics. Unlike last time, however, the nudity is tasteful, the Exorcist references are sparse, and the tone is (slightly) more optimistic. Is the United States on the cusp of a new civil war, and what would that look like in practice? For that matter, why is Biden a less effective president than Bill Clinton? Can a case be made for mandatory voting? And is there anything worthwhile about Don’t Look Up?

Show Notes:

Ross’ previous Remnant appearance

Ross: “Let’s Not Invent a Civil War”

Ross on the Remnant discussing The Decadent Society

Jonah’s latest G-File on Biden’s Georgia speech

David Brooks: “How the Bobos Broke America”

Jason Stanley, How Fascism Works

The Remnant with Yuval Levin

Jonah’s distaste for Don’t Look Up

Ross on why the movie needs a second cut

Eric Levitz dissects Don’t Look Up

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