Bright Lights, Bad City

As a young man, Jonah left his heart in San Francisco. But after today’s conversation with Remnant first-timer Michael Shellenberger, he probably won’t be going back for it any time soon. Michael joins the show for an exceedingly wonky discussion of his new book, San Fransicko, which explores how progressive policies are enabling an addiction and mental health crisis in America’s cities. Together, they explore the causes of urban decay and what conservatives can do to reverse the trend in places like New York and San Francisco. Tune in for ruminations on nuclear power, Nietzschean philosophy, and criminology, but stick around to hear Jonah and Michael compare notes on what it’s really like to be mugged by reality.

Show Notes:

Michael’s Substack on cities, energy, and the environment

Michael’s new book, San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities

Michael’s previous book, Apocalypse Never

Tom Wolfe’s “The Great Relearning”

San Fransicko reviewed in the New York Times

Madness in the Streets, by Rael Isaac and Virginia Armat

The Homeless, by Christopher Jencks

The Remnant with Shawn Bushway

Michael: “Why Wokeism is a Religion”

Woke Racism, by John McWhorter

John Dewey’s “universe with the lid off”

Paul Tillich’s definition of religion

Jonah on the case for nuclear power

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