Mutually Assured Derangement

In light of the reaction to his call for anti-Trump conservatives to form a third party, Jonah invites Michael Brendan Dougherty onto The Remnant to discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks of such an approach. Things don’t entirely go as planned, as their conversation swiftly moves beyond that into the broader strangeness of contemporary politics and the conservative movement. With the American people increasingly defecting from the norms of constitutional government, what can be done to prevent our institutions from collapsing?

Show Notes:

Michael’s author page at National Review

My Father Left Me Ireland, Michael’s recent book

Jonah’s uncontroversial column

Michael’s response

Charlie Cooke’s response

Dan McLaughlin’s response

The Wednesday G-File

Trump urges Republicans not to vote 

Bill Kristol: “What About Joe?”

The Remnant with George Will

Remember the Obamacons?

Yuval Levin on nationalism and exceptionalism

Stalin’s War, by Sean McMeekin

Macron’s plan to reindustrialize France

Ross Douthat: “How Conservatives Can Reshape Education”

Charlie Kirk at his worst

Joe Rogan debates Sanjay Gupta

The Merrick Garland letter

The National School Boards Association letter

The Daily Signal’s bathroom story

The latest Dispatch Podcast

Norse mythology

David Harsanyi debates Sohrab Ahmari

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