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Cicero and De Republica: Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 24

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In this episode Dr Fleming discusses Book I of De Republica. Cicero writes, in his own way, that when it comes to government and amelioration of the public good, that it is “not good for man to be alone.” Dr. Fleming also alludes to Cicero’s conception of the ideal composition of the commonwealth (not the “state”). Original Air Date: June 2018 Show Run Time: 46 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 2018. All rights...

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Bezos WaPo Robots Blast Record Fake News at Trump on ObamaCage Crisis

Even though the Trump Boom made him the richest man in the history of the galaxy, Jeff Bezos’ blog, a/k/a the Washington Post, screeched a record amount of Fake News Wednesday on what I’m calling the ObamaCage Crisis. The name comes from Trump inheriting the children in the ObamaCage crisis from Obama. Below I list the 23 stories on the crisis, or related to it, on WaPo’s Internet Front Page as of about 7:10 pm Pacific Time, June 20, 2018. I’ve provided the links to click for readers seeking extra amusement. The links are to the original stories, except for...

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Separation Anxiety By R. Cort Kirkwood

The “debate” really isn’t about separation, It’s about whether President Trump will be permitted to do what he said he would do: stop illegal immigration. And that, in turn, means the “debate” is really about raw politics. Generally, immigrants vote for Democrats.

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Taine and Acton on The History of the French Revolution

To Taine’s great credit, he was not taken in by the myth of two revolutions: the British-style reformist revolution of 1789, followed by the Jacobin Terror caused by a few bad men who betrayed the spirit of 1789.  This pernicious myth–like the myth of the good Kerensky in 1917 or of England’s Glorious Revolution–blinds us to the realities of our own times, when socialists and Trotskyists complain that 60’s radicals betrayed the dream. 

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Q and A, June 2018 Part 2: From Under the Rubble, Episode 28

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From Under the Rubble with Dr. Fleming and Rex Scott: “Q and A, June 2018 Part 2.” Original Air Date: June 2018 Show Run Time: 40 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Rex Scott From Under the Rubble episodes are available to Gold subscribers and higher.   From Under the Rubble℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2018. All Rights are Reserved.