Old Ideas

Today’s annoyingly whispered Ruminant comes to you live from Portland, where Jonah’s on a clandestine mission with his wife. Unfortunately, the city doesn’t seem to be doing so well, which prompts him to begin with a lengthy diatribe on urban decay, the crisis of homelessness in America’s cities, and what’s specifically wrong with Portland. Stick around afterward for some thoughts on Davos and the economic elite, and a rambling digression about the enduring relevance of Liberal Fascism.

Show Notes:

Jonah: “One, Maybe Two, Cheers for Partisanship”

The LA Times on Portland’s homeless problem

The Remnant with Jim Pethokoukis

Philip Coupland: “H.G. Wells’s ‘Liberal Fascism’”

Jonah: “Bellamy’s Children”

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