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The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg – a podcast: #129 – Basement History


In The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg, the National Review senior editor and AEI Fellow enlists a Cannonball Run style cast of stars, has-beens and never-weres to address the most pressing issues of the day and of all-time. Is Western Civilization doomed? Is nationalism the wave of the future? Is the Pope Catholic? Will they ever find a new place to put cheese on a pizza? Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Who is hotter: Ginger or Mary-Ann? Was Plato really endorsing the Republic as the ideal state? Mixing history, pop culture, rank-punditry, political philosophy, and, at times, shameless book-plugging, Goldberg and guests will have the kinds of conversations we wish they had on cable-TV shout shows. And the nudity will (almost) always be tasteful.

From sunny California, Jonah brings Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Niall Ferguson onto the Remnant to discuss how the West grew rich, the problems with contemporary historical scholarship, and other weighty issues.


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-Niall Ferguson, Hoover Institution 

A Farewell to Alms – Greg Clarke

Empire – Niall Ferguson 

Suicide of the West – Jonah Goldberg

-The latest G-File, on the 1619 Project 

The Conservative Sensibility – George Will 

-Rich Lowry on the 1619 project

Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History – Douglass North 


The Wealth of Nations – Adam Smith

The Great Degeneration – Niall Ferguson

-Civilization: The West and the Rest – Niall Ferguson

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Guns, Germs, and Steel – Jared Diamond

Virtual History – Niall Ferguson


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