Glenn "Instapundit" Reynolds Talks With Jonah Goldberg About Tea Parties, Elites & Populism, and Those Scary Libertarians

Very interesting conversation between Jonah Goldberg and Glenn Reynolds about the contemporary moment. About 16 minutes.

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  • Tim||

    I met and spoke with Jonah Goldberg onceyears ago, he isn't a jerk.

  • ||

    Glenn Reynolds and Jonah Goldberg--and I'm supposed to care why, exactly?

  • Cookie Kwan||

    Love these guys, even if they are a bunch of nerds who make Star War references.

  • Jay||

    Imagine my surprise when I opened Hit and Run this morning, and saw Nick linking to Glenn Reynolds.

    A video with one warmongering torture-supporter sucking the balls of another warmongering torture-supporter.
    I'll skip this, thanks.

  • Zeebs||

    I don't get why Nick / Reason think Glenn Reynolds is the shit. I really don't. If someone could explain it, that would be nice.

  • Ice||

    I think they link to each others sites.

  • ||

    Personally, I think these tea party folks have WAY too much spare time on their hands!

    Lou
    www.true-anonymity.pro.tc

  • ||

    I'm only watching a video with Glenn Reynolds and Jonah Goldbergs' names in the title if phrases like "The Death of" or maybe "The Extreme Mutilation of" are involved.

  • Warty||

  • Ice||

    Isn't Jonah Goldberg the one who that liberal fascism book and was going to include Whole foods(where the CEO is a libertarian) as an example of fascism?

  • dennis||

    That's one of the things about conservatives that piss me off royally. Libertarians have been showing that fascism had roots in both the right and the left for years, libertarians were looking into the history of the Progressive movement as a source of many of our problems for years, then these conservative johnny-come-lately fucktards like Goldberg and Beck come along and dumb down the well researched nuanced arguments of libertarian thinkers and hurt the good arguments by association.

  • ||

    Have you read Jonah's book? It's quite well-researched and nuanced. (The title and cover, less so.) It's unfair to lump him with Beck.

  • Citizen Nothing||

    In the video, Jonah says the debate between "small government conservatives" and "big government conservatives" is a sign of intellectual health.
    I say we need some new fucking definitions. (I don't mean that literally, SugarFree.)
    Goldberg is exhibit A (with his pal David Brooks exhibit B) of why I would never, ever call myself a conservative.

  • ||

    Despite your horrible slur upon my character, I agree completely.

  • ||

    Goldberg is exhibit A (with his pal David Brooks exhibit B) of why I would never, ever call myself a conservative.

    That's an incredibly weird statement. He hardly ever agrees with Brooks, and I can think of many far worse examples.

  • ||

    Mark Krikorian, for example.

  • ||

    Yes, clearly your worst enemy is someone who repeatedly has said in National Review that he wishes that the Republicans were more libertarian, as opposed to someone like Mark Krikorian.

  • ||

    I kind of think that's the problem. Instead of the two political parties being divided by big government versus small government they became divided by liberal verus conservative. The Federal government was not designed to deal with social politics.

  • ||

    Glen Reyonlds isn't such a terrible guy, but I can't think of anyone who needs to get a haircut worse than him.

  • Les||

    Indeed, can anyone explain why we should watch two guys who have a leftist's faith in the government (the military branch of it), who question of patriotism of people who question U.S. foreign policy, and who recently said, "If I were the Israelis, not only would I bomb Iran, but I'd do so in such a way as to create as much trouble for China, Russia, Europe and the United States as possible."

    What a despicable attitude. So why the love?

  • ||

    If Isreal wants to start a war with Iran, go right ahead but don't expect to US to back you up. Oh wait, nevermind. Both the Democrats and Republicans agree: What a country that is over 12 trillion dollars in debt needs is to be involved in a third frickin' war!

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  • ||

    truth,,,,obama people have no idea of the extent to which they have to be gulled in order to be led."
    "The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of the nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies but would be ashamed to tell a big one."
    "All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level, that even the most stupid of those towards whom it is directed will understand it. Therefore, the intellectual level of the propaganda must be lower the larger the number of people who are to be influenced by it."
    "Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise."pelosi don't see much future for the Americans ... it's a decayed country. And they have their racial problem, and the problem of social inequalities ...obama feelings against Americanism are feelings of hatred and deep repugnance ... everything about the behaviour of American society reveals that it's half Judaised, and the other half negrified. How can one expect a State like that to hold TOGTHER.They include the angry left wing bloggers who spread vicious lies and half-truths about their political adversaries... Those lies are then repeated by the duplicitous left wing media outlets who “discuss” the nonsense on air as if it has merit… The media's justification is apparently “because it's out there”, truth be damned. STOP THIS COMMUNIST OBAMA ,GOD HELP US ALL .THE COMMANDER ((GOD OPEN YOUR EYES)) stop the communist obama & pelosi.((open you eyes)) ,the commander

  • ||

    truth,,,,obama people have no idea of the extent to which they have to be gulled in order to be led."
    "The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of the nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies but would be ashamed to tell a big one."
    "All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level, that even the most stupid of those towards whom it is directed will understand it. Therefore, the intellectual level of the propaganda must be lower the larger the number of people who are to be influenced by it."
    "Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise."pelosi don't see much future for the Americans ... it's a decayed country. And they have their racial problem, and the problem of social inequalities ...obama feelings against Americanism are feelings of hatred and deep repugnance ... everything about the behaviour of American society reveals that it's half Judaised, and the other half negrified. How can one expect a State like that to hold TOGTHER.They include the angry left wing bloggers who spread vicious lies and half-truths about their political adversaries... Those lies are then repeated by the duplicitous left wing media outlets who “discuss” the nonsense on air as if it has merit… The media's justification is apparently “because it's out there”, truth be damned. STOP THIS COMMUNIST OBAMA ,GOD HELP US ALL .THE COMMANDER ((GOD OPEN YOUR EYES)) stop the communist obama & pelosi.((open you eyes)) ,the commander

  • Nike Dunk High||

    thanks

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