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Nuclear Power Plants: Our Industrial Cathedrals with Emmet Penney

Emmet Penney is a writer, editor, and educator and is co-host of Ex.haust Podcast that plumbs the depths of history, culture, and philosophy to understand why it is that despite calamities and rapid change nothing feels possible anymore.

We center the conversation around Emmet’s article Nuclear Power Plants: Our Industrial Cathedrals, which was recently published in the American Conservative.

In this conversation, we discuss:

  • Emmet’s path to embracing nuclear energy;

  • His article Nuclear Power Plants: Our Industrial Cathedrals;

  • The left’s fixation on renewables as a symptom of its presentism;

  • The premature closing of Indian Point along with 1,000 high-paying union jobs; and

  • Where Emmet sees opportunity and hope.

You can follow Emmet’s work and Ex.haust through the following links:



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