The Fleming Foundation Cultural Commentary

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Albanian Chauvinism Is Looking for Trouble in the Balkans  (FREE)

Albanian chauvinism is looking for trouble in the Balkans.  And in the Balkans, hardcore nationalism is still the guiding force behind all socio-political developments. That’s evident in Skopje, in Kosovo, in Albania, in Serbia, in Montenegro, in Bosnia, in Croatia and in Slovenia.  In the case of the last two, the ban on the concert in Maribor (Slovenia) of Croat nationalist singer Marko Perković  triggered a new row between Zagreb and Ljubljana. This is not, however, the first time that a concert of the controversial artist is banned. But that was the least serious of the troubles that recently erupted...

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Season 1, The Best Revenge, Episode 9: Smoking Pork

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In this episode of The Best Revenge, Chef Garret introduces the noble topic of smoked pork. Original Air Date: May 20, 2017 Show Run Time: 1 hour 2 minutes Show Guest(s): Chef Garret Fleming Show Host(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming The Best Revenge is available for Gold subscribers and higher.   The Best Revenge℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2017. All rights are reserved and any duplication without explicit written permission is forbidden.

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Season 1, From Under the Rubble, Episode 12: Moral Survival

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In this episode of From Under the Rubble, we deal with the theme of “moral survival.” The premise of From Under the Rubble is what do we do in a world run by evil people – how do we live in the ruins? Dr. Fleming gives us 5 principles to deal with the culture in our everyday lives. Original Air Date: May 19, 2017 Show Run Time: 52 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner From Under the Rubble episodes are available to Gold subscribers and higher.   From Under the Rubble℗ is a Production of the...

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Filmer’s Patriarcha, Conclusion

Filmer’s Patriarcha, Conclusion Most of the most important topics that Filmer takes up have been covered, but there are a few points in the latter parts of the work that are worth pointing out and possibly talking about.  Let me list them briefly. 1) In his discussion of John Selden (VIII), Filmer cleverly notes the discrepancy in the arguments of those who flatly rejection the idea  that sovereign power can be traced to Adam but eagerly embrace the notion that property rights derive from the first man.  I didnt’ know there were already libertarians in the 17th century.  In his...

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Season 1, Latin, Episode 9

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Dr. Fleming and Eleanor Lacy take up the Fourth Conjugation, the imperfect tense, and discuss a little Roman religion. Original Air Date: May 18, 2017 Show Run Time: 49 minutes Show Guest(s): Eleanor Lacy Show Host(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming This Podcast is available for Gold subscribers and higher.   The Fleming Foundation Presents Latin℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2017. All Rights are Reserved.

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In the Midst of Death We Are in Life

This brief but moving essay came in originally as a comment on my most recent contribution to Properties of Blood.   Each year, one on the second Saturday in May and again on the second Saturday in October, we – the genos and the phratry to use the words presented by Dr. Fleming – of the Maddens, the Jones and the Garrets hold a grave yard workin’. Up through the 60’s, we really worked; we cleaned the cemetery twice a year; now, old, living far away and disjointed, we pay to have it done monthly; yet, we still gather at...

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Wednesday’s Child: Profanation, Plagiarism, Pastiche

Several people had told me this was a novel worth reading, and one of them had it sent from Amazon, so the trap was sprung and I walked right into it. Well, not exactly.  I’ve been around the block a few times, having savaged well over a thousand new books in my day, and the reviewer’s equivalent of Oscar Wilde’s dictum to the effect that only the very shallow do not judge by appearances is consequently never far from my mind. To judge a book by its cover is not an eccentric foible, it’s as close to a human right...

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Season 1, Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 12: Friendship

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In this episode of Christianity and Classical Culture, Dr. Fleming discusses the notion of Friendship from the time of the Greeks and Romans to the present day. Learn why friendship is so much more than modern man conceives of. Original Air Date: May 17, 2017 Show Run Time: 44 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner This Podcast is available for Gold subscribers and higher.   Christianity and Classical Culture℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2017. All rights are reserved and any duplication without explicit written permission is forbidden.

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Trump ‘s Enemies on Right and Left–A Plague on Both their Houses

The Trumpster is in trouble again. In this week’s tempest in a teapot, he is:  A) Derided for apparently  backing off on the promise to move the capital of Israel to Jerusalem—Mark Levin is livid, and I can’t imagine why!  B)  Accused of sharing information with the Russians on how to fight ISIS—the news room of the Washington Post is said to have cheered the report.  C) Deserted by the professionally  dumb blond of the conservative press, Ann Coulter. In reverse order:  If you have ever cared about what Ms Coulter—a perpetual adolescent who will not act or dress her...

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Season 1, Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace”, Episode 2

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In this episode of Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace”, Dr. Trifkovic concludes the end of the beginning stages of Islam by discussing the escalation of violence by Mohammed in Medina and the surrounding areas, how Jews and Christians were to be treated, and what legacy Mohammed left to his followers. Original Air Date: May 16, 2017 Show Run Time: 37 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Srdja Trifkovic Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace” is exclusive to Charter Members.   Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace”℗ is a Production...