Mr. Popularity

After providing an update on his absence this week, Jonah begins today’s Ruminant on a note of uncertainty: He hasn’t decided whether an Elon Musk Twitter takeover is something we should welcome or fear. His mind is also occupied by the idea raised by Megan McArdle that Americans are increasingly “sidestepping institutions” in their daily lives, as well as Matt Continetti’s perspective on the term “right-winger.” Plus, tune in for a predictably nerdy disquisition on populism and why an old-fashioned liberal ethos is what separates conservatism from statism.  

Show Notes:

The Remnant with Megan McCardle

Martin Kramer’s The War on Error

The Remnant with Michael Brendan Dougherty

Part 1 of the Remnant’s Matt Continetti nerdapalooza

Father Coughlin: Man of the left

Louis Hartz’s The Liberal Tradition in America

Seymour Martin Lipsett’s American Exceptionalism

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