On today’s Ruminant, Jonah serves up a typically eclectic potpourri of rank punditry and historical nerdery. After exploring how, in almost literary fashion, Kevin McCarthy’s hidden normalcy has proved to be his undoing, Jonah turns to the origins of socialism, and what the Soviet approach to collectivism can tell us about Putin’s ambitions for Russia today. He also shares his thoughts on Florida’s Disney kerfuffle, modern architecture, and what we can expect from the upcoming midterms. 

Show Notes:

The Remnant with Thomas Chatterton Williams

Kevin McCarthy’s political malpractice

Jonah: “Karl Marx’s Jew-Hating Conspiracy Theory”

The Remnant on Marx and antisemitism

The Remnant with Klon Kitchen

Elizabeth Warren’s midterm proposal

Jonah: “More Sandwiches, Less Kale Foam”

Ruy Texiera: “Eyes Wide Shut”

Charlie Cooke: “Ron DeSantis’s Misguided Attack on Disney’s Legal Status”

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