Happy Talk

Haunted by a certain infectious Swedish pop song, Jonah begins today’s Ruminant by expanding substantially on a recent point from the G-File: Americans are addicted to despair even though life has never been better. In a moment where anger merchants dominate the media and environmental pessimism is spreading rapidly, how can the optimistic spirit on which our country was founded be restored? And what responsibilities do prominent figures in journalism and politics have in this regard? Also, stick around until the end to hear Jonah elaborate on his departure from Fox and his new contributor agreement with CNN.

Show Notes:

The Wednesday G-File

The latest Dispatch Podcast

Climate change enters the therapy room

The Remnant with Lyman Stone

Manhattan bird alert

The Progress Paradox, by Gregg Easterbrook

Jonah: “It Takes Two Sides to Fight a War”

Turning Japanese

Yuval Levin: “The Changing Face of Social Breakdown”

The Remnant with Shawn Bushway

Stacey Abrams’ mask hypocrisy

Hugh Hewitt interview Chris Christie

Guy Benson debates Mike Gallagher

Edmund Burke’s speech to the Electors of Bristol

The Remnant with Hal Brands

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